2006 - CD REVIEW - Blues Matters (UK Publication) Apr./May Issue #31 By: Rick Lacey. The Rabble Rousers Live In Chicago - "The energy is definitely there, the performances and the choice of material, a mixture of covers and originals ... the result is a good album that show the band will provide a great evenings entertainment"!
2005 - TOP 5 CHICAGO R&B BAND - Suburban Nitelife Magazine - Voted by SNL Readers Poll 2005 www.nitelife.org
2005 - TOP 5 CHICAGO BLUES BAND - Suburban Nitelife Magazine - Voted by SNL Readers Poll 2005 www.nitelife.org
2005 - TOP LOCAL BLUES RELEASES - Dec. 05/Jan. 06 Midwest Beat Magazine USA "The Midwest's Monthly Entertainment Magazine", Midwest Blues Beat By: Eric Steiner, RABBLE ROUSERS BAND "Live In Chicago" (Self-Released), MISSISSIPPI HEAT - Glad You're Mine (Crosscut Records). CHICAGO BLUES REUNION - Buried Alive In The Blues (Out of the Box Records). CHICAGO BLUES HARMONICA PROJECT - Chicago Blues Harmonica Project (Severn Records). SIEGEL-SCHWALL BAND - Flash Forward (Alligator).
2005 - CHARTED TOP 50 UNSIGNED ARTIST - Aug. 05 www.iSound.com - The Rabble Rousers Band CD "Hot Rod Club"
2005 - SAM ASH BAND SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM - National Sponsor Sam Ash Music Corp. 2005-2006
2004 - TOP 5 CHICAGO BLUES BAND - Suburban Nitelife Magazine - Voted by SNL Readers Poll 2004 www.nitelife.org
2004 - CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL - Appeared on the 2004 Showcase Stage, Sponsored By BESY BUY 2005-2005
2004 - BEST BUY BLUES SAMPLER - Featured on "We're Happy To Bring You The Blues" CD 10,000 Retail Units USA, Sponsored By BESY BUY 2004-2005
2002 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER TEAM MLS BLUES BAND - The Rabble Rousers Band "Rabble All Star Blues Band" performing at Cardinal Stadium & Soldier Field Stadium for the Chicago Fire MLS team in Chicago USA since 2002.
THE RABBLE ROUSERS BAND - One of the tightest and most entertaining new groups on the Chicago modern blues scene today. This compilation of songs captures the band live as they prepared to perform at THE 21 ST. ANNUAL CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL. The life force projecting from the audience into the band is almost visible; you can hear and feel the crowd. The tracks on this recording display the band's self proclaimed "HOT RODDIN' ROCK N' BLUES" style of music that is bursting with high octane energy and fuel injected fun. This powerhouse band of blues rock musicians features sizzling slide & lead guitar, soulful vocals, a dynamic rhythm section and a revved up Hammond organ with a Leslie speaker cabinet. Collectively the band creates an exciting live show and a sound that is spontaneous, raw and improvisational.
Rabble says, "behind every record there's a band with a story". The Rabble Rousers Band was formed in 2002. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the definition of RABBLE-ROUSER is, "One that stirs up the masses of the people". Ironically, the Rabble Rousers first performance was crowd building for the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer Team as a pick up band of Chicago based professional musicians. From the very beginning the band became known as a hot night club act that "charges through fuel injected blues and roots rock with impressive energy". [CHICAGO READER, INC. 06/11/04 The Reader's Guide to the 21st Annual Chicago Blues Festival] After performing regularly on the Chicago music scene the band was scheduled to perform at the 21st Annual Chicago Blues Festival in June 2004. With only a few weeks to go before the festival the band recorded two live night club shows in May 2004. At these two performances the Rabble Rousers debuted new original compositions in addition to a collection of their favorite blues standards. The rest is history! The story ends with the 2005 release of "Live in Chicago", a compilation of the bands favorite original songs and blues standards from the May 2004 live recordings!
Apr./May 2006 - Blues Matters (UK Publication) Issue #31 By: Rick Lacey. The Rabble Rousers Live In Chicago - CD Review: "The energy is definitely there, the performances and the choice of material, a mixture of covers and originals ... the result is a good album that show the band will provide a great evenings entertainment"!
Dec. 2005/Jan. 2006 - Midwest Blues Beat By: Eric Steiner. "In no particular order, let's celebrate my Top Local Blues releases of 2005." RABBLE ROUSERS BAND - Live In Chicago (Self-Released) - I shouted about The Rabble Rousers Band in my October column. Their CD recorded before their 2004 Chicago Blues Festival show is a keeper, 'specially when they're "Messin' with the Kid." The Rabble Rousers Band was listed on www.isound.com as one of the Top 50 unsigned artists, and they're sponsored by music retailer Sam Ash. MISSISSIPPI HEAT - Glad You're Mine (Crosscut Records). CHICAGO BLUES REUNION - Buried Alive In The Blues (Out of the Box Records). CHICAGO BLUES HARMONICA PROJECT - Chicago Blues Harmonica Project (Severn Records). SIEGEL-SCHWALL BAND - Flash Forward (Alligator).
October 2005 - Midwest Beat Magazine By: Eric Steiner - The Rabble Rousers play no-frills Chicago blues. Their site features full-length songs for promotional use only, and as I type these bits and bytes, I listen to their exceptional â€œTravelinâ€™ Bluesâ€. Rich Rabble and John Spira founded the Rabble Rousers in 2002, and they have Rick Fobes on the Hammond B-3 (with the classic Leslie cabinet) and Mike Maloney on bass, with several regular drummers that include Aaron Turner (currently touring with Susan Tedeschi), among others.
October 2005 - Suburban Nitelife - Highlights, Ramblings & Thoughts from the Publisher. Congrats ... To a favorite band of this publication, the Rabble Rousers, who were just named on the www.iSound.com Top 100 list of unsigned artists. Check out their seven-song EP: Hot Rod Club - The Originals.
September 29, 2005 - Liberty Publication - West Chicago Circulation "Rabble Rousers Band to celebrate new release". The Rabble Rousers Band is performing at release parties for its latest compact disc. The "Hot Rod Club" CD was released for digital distribution on www.iSound.com at the end of August and quickly entered the iSound Top 50 Unsigned Artist list. In August the group was selected for an exclusive Sam Ash Band Sponsorship Program by the national musical instrument chain.
August 2005 - Suburban Nitelife - The popular Rabble Rousers band, playing "hot roddin' rock n' blues music", is releasing a seven song EP of all original songs in August. The CD is titled "Hot Rod Club - The Originals". This release features a new song "Hot Roddin' Little Momma" and is a follow up to their 2005 CD release "Live In Chicago", which features six cover songs and six originals - "100% Rabble". Last month, "Live in Chicago" was featured on several USA, Canada and international blues radio programs in countries across the world.
July 2005 - Illinois Entertainer - Chicagoland's Music Monthly. Sweet Home - New Releases: Rabble Rousers CD "Live In Chicago" Local quartet The Rabble Rousers rifle through 12 live cuts on Live In Chicago (Rabble On Records). Leaning heavily on some surprisingly solid originals, "Travelin' Blues", "Love Reaction".
THE RABBLE ROUSERS BAND:
Rich Rabble - Lead Vocals, Guitar & Harmonica
Chicago Johnny - Lead & Slide Guitar
Rick Keys - Hammond Organ/Leslie Speaker Combo & Piano
ADDITIONAL CD PERSONNEL:
Aaron Turner "The Drummer" - Drums (On tour with Susan Tedeschi 2005-2006)
Tommy Rugg "The Fabulous" - Drums
Mike Maloney "GG" - Bass Guitar
1 - MESSIN' WITH THE KID 4:05
2 - TRAVELIN' BLUES 4:56 (Rabble Rousers)
3 - GOT ME A TICKET 6:37 (Rabble Rousers)
4 - WOKE UP THIS MORNING 4:01
5 - TEENIE WEENIE BIT 4:37
6 - BLUES AT SUNRISE 6:13
7 - ROCK ME BABY 5:57
8 - LOVE REACTION 4:02 (Rabble Rousers)
9 - COLD WIND BLOWIN' 5:17 (Rabble Rousers)
10 - MY BLEEDING HEART 6:24
Bonus Tracks (Alternative Mixes):
11 - TWO CENTS SHORT 3:41 (Rabble Rousers)
12 - CAUSE I THINK I'M GOING DOWN 3:56 (Rabble Rousers)
SHOW #1 - Digitally recorded live on 05/08/04 at Quigley's (Chicago). Songs include: Blues At Sunrise, Cause I Think I'm Going Down, Got Me A Ticket, Love Reaction, Messin' With The Kid, My Bleeding Heart, Travelin' Blues, Two Cents Short & Woke Up This Morning. Featured Drummer - Tommy Rugg.
SHOW #2 - Digitally recorded live on 05/22/04 at Orazio Pub (Chicago). Songs include: Cold Wind Blowin', Rock Me Baby & Teenie Weenie Bit. Featured Drummer - Aaron Turner.
The Rabble Rousers Band "Live In Chicago" Â© 2005, Hitmaker Promotions, The Rabble Rousers Band and Rabble On Records. WARNING: All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
CD COVER ART:
This CD is packaged with a multi colored glossy front & back cover and (5) panel multi colored insert. The insert and back cover include numerous photos from the bands performance at the 21 St. Annual Chicago Blues Festival, several Chicago night club and concert photos ... plus a surprise "peek-a-boo" CD disc design!
BAND CONTACT INFORMATION:
Official Website & Tour Dates - www.RabbleRousersBand.com
Band Member E-mail - Rabble@RabbleRousersBand.com
Merchandise Website - www.CafeShops.com/RabbleStore
Booking & Management Website - www.HitmakerPromotions.com
THANK YOU CD BABY & CHICAGO BLUES MUSIC LOVERS! The success of the bands first CD release "Live in Chicago" has been overwhelming! The Rabble Rousers truly appreciate the support they have received from the blues community and music lovers all over the world! Since the release of the CD in mid 2005 it has been broadcast on the radio, reviewed in numerous music magazines and sold to blues music lovers all over the world. Locations include such countries as Belgium, Denmark, Austria, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, Netherlands (Amsterdam), Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Finland, Poland, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Russian Federation, Australia, Luxembourg, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Norway, United States (Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York), Asia (Hong Kong) and Japan (Tokyo). The band hopes to one day tour all of these great locations but until then they will be performing in "Sweet Home Chicago", CHICAGO, IL. USA - HOME OF THE BLUES!
HOT RODDIN' ROCK N' BLUES MUSIC!
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1. Messin' With The Kid
2. Travelin' Blues
3. Got Me A Ticket
4. Woke Up This Morning
5. Teenie Weenie Bit
6. Blues At Sunrise
7. Rock Me Baby
8. Love Reaction
9. Cold Wind Blowin'
10. My Bleeding Heart
11. Two Cents Short
12. Cause I Think I'm Going Down