Rex Warren and Walking Rain | Raise Your Voice

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Raise Your Voice

by Rex Warren and Walking Rain

Americana/ Folk/Country-Rock with a distinctive Southwest flavor
Genre: Country: Country Rock
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1. Something In Me
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2. Highway Song
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3. Get Out of My Way
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4. Toy For Love
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5. Raise Your Voice
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6. Just a Guitar
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7. Ole
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8. Red White and Blue
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9. Indigo Blue
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10. Dogs Keep Barkin'
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11. Gotta Get To Heaven
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12. Strange, Strange World
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13. Saturday In Santa Fe
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14. Albuquerque Jewel of New Mexico
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Rex Warren Bio

Honing his style in the dance halls and bar rooms of the Texas Panhandle, Amarillo native, Rex Warren, has made his home in New Mexico since 1990. You can hear the West Texas wind and the high desert of New Mexico in the music and lyrics of his songs.

Multi-media consultant and life-long friend, Doug Stewart, has dubbed Warrens’ unique sound as “Avocado Rock”. Blending elements of country-rock, bluegrass, blues and folk with influences of Spanish and Native American cultures, this music is distinctively Southwestern in flavor.

Albuquerque Journal music critic, Kenn Rodriguez places Warrens’ music ……”squarely in the realm of…country-rock pioneers like The Eagles, and The Flying Burrito Brothers.” Rachel Heisler of UNMs’ Daily Lobo says of Warrens’ original compositions,”…contagious…powerful…unpretentious... and laid back.”

In his new CD, Rex Warren and Walking Rain, Raise Your Voice, acoustic instruments, and top notch players were employed. Walking Rain, composed of Bob Bruen on mandolin, and Coale Johnson on guitars bring their years of San Francisco Bay music experience to the heart of this recording.

San Antonio native and celebrated singer/songwriter, Terri Hendrix, gives a stellar performance on backing vocals. Terris’ touring partner and producer, Lloyd Maines brings his multi-instrumental talents and Grammy Award winning production to this CD as well.

Rounding out the musicians are long time bass player for Michael Martin Murphy, Gary Roller, Southwest legend Bill Hearne on guitar, co-producer and engineer, Doug Geist on percussion, jazz musician, Mike Astor on drums, singer/songwriter, Tommy Elskes on spoons, and Debra “Debo” Orlofsky on accordion.

Note; this Southwestern musical experience is best enjoyed with chips and guacamole and a cold cerveza.


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kathie Cazesses

Listen
I hope everyone will listen to the words.. there are some real good messages here.. the music is fantastic. Rex is an extrodinary man.

Johnny D


For the listener who has heard Rex and followed his music for a while, you are in for a treat with Raise Your Voice. You know he has found his voice and music stylings when you hear something in your head that says "yes! that's the way I always I always wanted to hear it". Pick up on this heartfelt and accessable cd. Then go hear the live performance. The book is always better than the movie,

terry stephenson

great original songs
I have always loved Rex's singing & songwriting & this CD really shows if off. I would recommend this to anyone who loves an original style with a unique voice.

Laura and Robert

Open up and SING!!
Its been over ten years since we first drove up from Austin camping and visiting friends during the holidays, when Duke City Actors Guild's Douglas Stewart still lived in Albuquerque and took us to hear the Rex Warren band sing for the first time. On future trips we really looked forward to taking in a Rex performance, but there were times when Rex was playing out of town and we were sooooo disappointed. Thats not a problem today, of course. For one thing, we live in Santa Fe now so we can go get our Rex Kicks regularly in Corrales and down on the Plaza here. Second thing is, he now has not one but TWO cd's out so we can take his music on the road with us when we travel. (We have been to 48 countries and love camping out West, as well!)
Do you ever get down with all that is going on in the world and in your life? Well, have we got just the cure for you! Raise Your Voice is a first class-professionally-tuned-smile-starting album. We gave a copy as a present to surgeon friend of ours and he called us on his way to work singing out loud at the top of his voice with "Hey, Get Out of My Way!" He loved it, we love the whole album, and also find it inspiring! Go see Rex Warren and Walking Rain perform... Bob and the rest of the band are first class musicians, and man, can Rex sing. Or, if you live too far away, order Raise Your Voice and sing away!

Janet

Beautiful music!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful music, beautiful melodies, beautiful and sometimes funny lyrics. Joyful.

Mary

Melancholy/Patriotic/Comedic
I'm not sure how one man can write and sing songs that bring out so many different emotions all rolled into one CD but Rex has managed to do just that. I love all his music but my favorite, without a doubt, is Just a Guitar with Indigo Blue, Raise Your Voice, Get Out of My Way, and Ole all running close seconds. Fortunately for me all of those songs are on this CD but his previous CD (Indigo Blue) has a beautiful song titled Inside My Mind as well as others not on the current CD. My advice to anyone who loves music played by an artist with more soul than anyone I know would be to purchase both CDs as they are each extraordinary in their own right. The music world and all who have the good fortune of discovering these CDs will be truly moved by what they hear.