Rudolph Llanes

Rudolph Llanes


Rudolph's voice is sweet and soulful, not unlike the smoothness of Martin Sexton or Jack Johnson. His songs are rich in melody and groove as a result of being influenced by old-school soul, rock and jazz.


Rudolph hails from a small town in south Texas, where his fatherÂ’s legacy as a drummer made him at home in some of Texas' most reputable music venues from a very early age. He learned to play guitar and other instruments by ear, listening to his father's hefty record collection of classic soul, rock and jazz and was the leader of various blues and R&B bands from the age of 16. In a quest to develop his own sound, he moved to the musically rich environment of Austin, TX, where his music has been embraced on Austin radio stations KUT and KGSR.

In the tradition of other "self-contained" artists, such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Lenny Kravitz, Rudolph wrote, performed, produced, and engineered almost every song on his first original demo. It was a combination of this demo and RudolphÂ’s dynamic live performances during a brief stint in New York City that caught the attention of Fountainbleu Records president Rafael Fuentes. Fuentes signed Rudolph and released his debut CD titled "Into Focus" in late 2004.

Into Focus is named after what Fuentes calls Rudolph's definite musical direction. It is also a play on the fact that the CD's cover photography is somewhat out of focus. The CD is a shining example of Rudolph's remarkable talent, not only as singer and songwriter, but also as player and producer. However, Rudolph would tell you that he is at his best when performing on stage.

Rudolph is also an in-demand musician and travels the country with other artists as a guitar player when his schedule permits. He just came off an extensive tour alongside Austin based singer-songwriter Sarah Sharp.


Into Focus-Fountainbleu (2004)
Untitled-Fountainbleu (slated for early 2007)

Set List

Songs from "Into Focus"

I Get The Feeling
The Tragic Mile
Thought It Was You
The Parent Song
The Door
The Morning Song
Those Words

New Material (original):

6 songs


Prisoner Of Love-James Brown
For Keeps-David Garza
Love Is The Drug-Roxy Music

1- 90 minute set or
2- 45 minute sets