Raffa and Rainer

Raffa and Rainer

 Miami, Florida, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Raffa Jo on vocals and guitar makes you feel like you've fallen into a tender dream. Rainer Davies plucks out a groove so steady you'll be wanting to buy up some real estate in his neighborhood. Together, they could be described as sweet la - la, dirty honey - in a jar next to the shoo-fly pie.

Biography

Hailing from the murky swamps of the South, a sweet voice with the best guitar this side of the Suwannee River is what you'll expect. What you won't expect is that these characters ain't from 'Bama. They emerge from that sprawling metropolis Miami, Fl, a place known more for its dance clubs and neon than moonlit swooning and swaying. Raffa Jo on vocals and guitar makes you feel like you've fallen into a tender dream. Rainer Davies on various strings plucks out a groove so steady you'll be wanting to buy up some real estate in his neighborhood. These two have come together in their live performance to forge a sound not easily categorized, but if you'd like to venture there it would be something described as sweet la - la, gypsy folk, dirty honey - in a jar sittin' on a windowsill next to the shoo-fly pie. See....? Told you so.

Lyrics

Bird

Written By: Raffa Harris

If i was a bird i'd fly away from here
dive into the ocean where the water looked most clear
search for your heart, a perfect target for my fear
and build a nest upon the breast of my dear

as you lay sleeping still, my love is taking form
my underbelly now, it helps to keep you warm
but ruffled feathers, they could cause a tiny storm
making you sneeze and from your dreams you're gently torn

baby, baby don't wake up on my account
it's true, i can make do without you around
but then again, the simple timbre of your sound
into my ears and I am down on solid ground

if you were a bird you'd fly away from here
into a treetop where the view was new and clear
bask in the beauty, yeah you wouldn't shed no tear
you'd fly away, but won't you stay with me my dear

as I lay sleeping still, you spin your stories out
your wings surround me, and you've found me on a cloud
you kiss my mouth and wonder, "what's she dreaming now?"
as if I wasn't wearing all my insides out
as if I wasn't wearing all my insides out

but baby, baby, won't you wake me from this rest
with your body, feel the rising in my chest
what will it take to make you realize you are blessed
because I know I am the one that loves you best
because I know I am the one that loves you best
know I am the one that loves you

a little dove, our love it's like a tiny bird
i hang on to it's wings just like I hang on to your words
and every night this is the flight that I prefer
and of them all yours is the loudest call i heard
of them all yours is the loudest call i heard

Discography

Stolen Coal, 2005
No Mercy, 2009

Set List

Selections from Stolen Coal, No Mercy, a few old goodies, and a few new ones. All songs are written by Raffa Jo Harris.