Darrell Raines & George Caldwell
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Darrell Raines-"Moanin' Time"- Feb, 2008
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Darrell Raines and George Caldwell have been making music together since their college days at Miami-Dade Community College in the 1980's. They first teamed up performing in Gospel & Jazz shows. Darrell toured Europe with The Joey Gilmore Blues Band in 1994 & 1995. The duo lost touch for a few years in the 90's, but in 2003 George was playing with Joey Gilmore and called Darrell about playing the keyboards/guitar in the band. The band got real tight soon thereafter. In January, 2005 they were finalists at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. The following year the band was the winner of the IBC with Darrell on lead guitar, and backing vocals, and George on bass. In the same 2006 IBC competition, Darrell Raines was nominated for the prestigious Albert King Award. Both Darrell & George toured the US with the Joey Gilmore Band through the summer of 2006. In August of 2006 the Darrell Raines Band was formed, which features Darrell on guitars, vocals & keyboards, and George on bass and backing vocals. The band released their debut CD, "Moanin Time" on Bluzpik Rekerdz in February, 2008. Darrell and George collaborated on seven of the ten cuts on the CD. It has received great reviews in both Blues Revue and Living Blues among other publications. The sound leans towards Blues Rock with a little Miami Soul and Mississippi Delta Blues mixed in for good measure. Darrell and George continue to steadily perform in South Florida and beyond in The Darrell Raines Band & The Darrell & George Duo, as well as being supporting members of Matt "Guitar" Murphy's back up band.