Rainin' Blues Band

Rainin' Blues Band

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

A tasteful, though modified performance to the Blues and all related music. see us at: www.raininbluesband.net

Biography

Rj(I) grew up in the streets of DC... you either sang or listened...Freddy, has always played Rock Guitar then we met, 'J' skool'd as a big band Trombonist and plays Big Band, Neil, Drummer like no other... Bill being singing backup & dou with me since we were very young... Eric, Schooled as a Classical Guitarist and together with Freddy on stage can become a show in itself... Eric is the predominent Lead in "R.B.B.~South"... as the band though used to travel often has had to geographically adjust players to control overhead.

Lyrics

Driven

Written By: Rj Campbell

I've been driven like a nail to a cross
and I've been livin' ~ someone else always the boss
and I've been needin' ~ new direction in my life
I need a blessing to remove me from this strife . . .

I've been driven like a nail to a cross
and I been prayin' to get out from under this rock
and I been lookin' hopin' to see what I had lost
Cause I'm tryin' to understand the whole cost . . .

Now pay attention to all that I say
in an effort to clean up and go straight
Think I'm dyin', living only day to day

But I'm livin' cause I know the Lord will save
I've been livin', I've been dreamin' Lord I'm tryin' . . .

What'z Watchin' You (Mississippi Sewer Pipe)

Written By: Rj Campbell

Shhh~ It might hear you comin' ~ Might watch you passin' by
In the shadows it lies stalkin' ~ catchin' any-one by surprise

You might try watchin' for it . . . But it may wait till you forget
Sometimes the scariest things in life ~ aren't outside you
or your friends

A dream turns up in real life ~ They call that De-Ja-Vu
A nightmare can appear as well
Real or not'z on you

In Shadows fear'z not lonely
See your fear it's company
Don't stop to challenge that feeling ~ It may nev'a set you free

Sometimes the scraiest things ~ in life aren't outside of you
Sometimes life or death
depends on what you do
Sometimes in the Shadows ~ In the dark or 'fore the dawn
The fear you find in the shadows of life
Just . . . Won't leave you alone

A shadow cast from an Old Fort ~ Another from the city streets
and shadows make no noises ~ Except for the fear it brings
Like an alley in the evening
or from the light of the moon above
The shadow in your mind just might ~ make you wish you were somewhere else

Sometimes the scraiest things ~ in life aren't outside of you
Sometimes life or death
depends on what you do
Sometimes in the Shadows ~ In the dark or 'fore the dawn
The fear you find in the shadows of life
Just . . . Won't leave you alone

FLA Sunshine

Written By: Rj Campbell

It shouldn't be so hard ~ to live in the world out doors . . .
But I try and I try but here I sit . . . not different then I've had it- seems all B-fore . . .
and I'm lookin' for the reason, but what if it don't exist . . .
But I gotta keep on lookin' even though ~ I don't know what it is . . .

I took a hell-bound subway to the sweet little love of my life
Now it'z only been a short time and I lost my job and a wife

But I'm a sunnin' and a funnin' in the sunshine part of the states

said I'm takin' it easy lying up with the sun-shapes and waves

So I'm lookin' for religion but it ain't who comes to your door~ and it ain't in a chapel see I tried that way once B-fore . . .
I've decided that it lies deep within in each and everyone who is sorry they sin
Unfortunatley we are all caught up in a world that we ignore

I took a hell-bound subway to the sweet little love of my life
Now it'z only been a short time and I lost my job and a wife

But I'm sunnin' and a funnin' in the sunshine part of the states

said I'm takin' it easy lying up with the sun-shapes and waves

Discography

"OTH'A PEEPLZ MUZIK".... a promo release that has found Airplay in Slovenia, Costa Rica, Okinawa by accident because the Dj loved what we did... "FLA SunShine" has had a little local Air in the country market though felt to be a Rock~A Billy style, "DRIVEN" was written for an Indi Film "DOWN ON ATE" and is also being played as an Opening for services in two serperate churches in St. Augustine Florida, "What's Watchin' You(mississippi sewer pipe)" was as were the others, written for Indie FIlm Projects.

Set List

12 to.... for each set.... if I play from 9 til 2 AM... I can usually get in 'round 50 songs or an easy average of 32+ for a three hour show... mostly interpretive of covers...it is what they hire us for... Mostly blues or blues related, Southern Rock to come degree and Old Skool R&B... But if we do After Midnight we do an interlude of War Pigs... or Hold on I'm Comin' then theres the interlude of Sympathy for the Devil... depends where the show leads us by feel...