Darrell Raines Band

Darrell Raines Band

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We are S. Florida's hottest Blues Rock band and are ready to take our unique blend of scorching electric blues mixed with acoustic Mississippi Delta Blues on the road to a venue near you. darrellraines.com myspace.com/darrellrainesband

Biography

After attending Dade C.C. in MIami, Darrell Raines toured Europe with the Joey Gilmore Band supporting the Soul Rhythm & Blues Tour. During most of the 1990's Darrell played in a variety of bands traveling the east coast and southern Florida. In 2003 Darrell joined the Joey Gilmore Band full time playing piano and guitar.
In January 2005 The Joey Gilmore band played in the International Blues Challenge Finals with Darrell on guitar. February 2006 the band was the winner of the International Blues Challenge with the title of best unsigned Blues Band in the world. Darrell was nominated for the Albert King Award in the finals competition. He toured the USA with the Joey Gilmore Band up until summer 2006. After the summer of 2006 tour, Darrell decided to take his career to the next level and in August, 2006 The Darrell Raines Band was formed. Darrell is currently playing gigs in South Florida and is in the studio finishing work on his first all original CD.

Lyrics

Moanin' Time In Arkansas

Written By: Hawk Freeman & Darrell Raines


Moanin Time in Arkansas

It's Moanin' Time in Arkansas
Temperature is risin ya'll
Its 12:15 won't ya pass the biscuits baby
Slowly cookin kinda blues
Kind that Robert Jr. Taught us to use?
With the biscuits ya gotta have some gravy

If you listen you can hear Sonny Boy Blow
Follow Lockwood trail all the way to Chicago
All along the delta the mighty Mississippi flows
I'm hear to tell ya all that's when the blues starts when its
Moanin' Time In Arkansas
Let me hear ya moan ya'll

In Helena the day begins with rain
Folks down in south feel the same
KFFA 1360 brings "Sunshine" Sonny Payne
Serving up Robert Jr. style
Little Milton, Bobby Bland playin with a smile
Little bit of Houston Stackhouse old school now
If you miss it you can hear Albert King, bend his notes
Hear Junior Wells moan from Chicago
Son Seals plays the Dipsy Doodle don't ya know
I'm here to tell ya all, that's the blues starts when its
Moanin' Time in Arkansas
Let me hear ya moan now

If you listen you can hear Sonny Boy blow
Follow Dr. Lockwood’s trail from Chicago
But all along the delta the mighty Mississippi flows
That's when the blues starts every day
When it's Moanin' Time in Arkansas
Let me hear ya moan ya'll

That's when the blues starts every day
When the Moanin' Time in Arkansas

Let me hear ya moan ya'll yeah

MOANIN TIME IN ARKANSAS
IS THE STORY ABOUT THE MUSICIANS IN BEALE STREET
CERTAIN TIME OF NIGHT, EVERYTHING CLOSE DOWN
ALL THE REAL MUSICIANS GO ACROSS THE BRIDGE
OVER IN ARKANSAS, PLAY THE BLUES ALL NIGHT LONG

Makin' Ends Meet

Written By: Leo Gale

MAKIN’ ENDS MEET
By Leo Gale

Waking up every morning
Never knowin' what the days gonna bring
Thinking about what went down last night
Then rememberin' everything

I couldn’t believe you had the guts
To show up when you did
No honor in your ruthlessness
I’m not ashamed I hid

Whenever you come around now
I tremble in my boots
The dark cloud that surrounds you babe
Is darker than my suit

Why can’t you understand
That I’m barely makin' ends meet
I can’t handle the emotions
When I’m struggling to get on my feet

Why don’t you stay away little girl
Until I figure it all out
Cuz the way it’s been goin' baby
Just gonna make us scream and shout
Why can’t you understand
That I’m barely makin ends meet
Can’t handle your emotions
When I’m struggling to get on my feet

Until I figure it all out
Cuz the way its been goin' goin' baby
Just gonna scream and shout
Can’t handle your emotions baby
When I’m struggling to stay on my feet

Discography

*Moanin' Time In Arkansas
2008, Bluzpik Records
Artists:
Darrell Raines, Guitar/Vocals/Keyboards
George Caldwell-Bass
Dr Bob Sellani-Drums
Produced by Jim Nestor & Leo Gale/Bluzpik Rekerdz

*Live At Rosey Baby
5 song CD/EP, MultiMedia CD or DVD.
2007 Bluzpik Records
Artists:
Darrell Raines, Guitar/Vocals
George Caldwell, Bass
Dr. Bob Sellani, Drums

*Introducing Darrell Raines
2005, Wells Records
Artists:
Darrell Raines, Guitar/Vocals
Produced by George Caldwell

The Ghosts of Mississippi Meet The Gods of Africa
2005, Bluzpik Rekerdz, Artist Joey Gilmore
Darrell Raines, Guitar/Keyboard
Producer Jim Nestor

The Midnight Rider
2003, Self Produced, Victor L. Gibson
Darrell Raines, Guitar
Producer Victor L. Gibson


Set List

Club gigs normally consist of three 45-60 minutes sets
Festivals are one 60-90 minute set
Covers include: Hendrix, Stevie Ray, Elmore James, Buddy Guy, and many other traditional, as well as contemporary Blues & Rock classics.
Originals include:
Moanin Time in Arkansas, Love Doctor, Biscuits, Dorothy, and many others.