CHRIS CAIN ‘Raisin’ Cain’


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From the minute Chris Cain’s new Raisin’ Cain release starts playing, “Underrated!” is what comes to mind. Apparently such celebrated artists asJoe Bonamassa & Robben Ford have been saying so for decades. Not just as a guitar player, but also as a vocalist. The tone of his playing  and the soulfulness of his voice is better than ever. Words quickly come to mind like classic, sophisticated, soulful, and virtuoso. All of these descriptions may seem cliché, but they are accurate descriptions of Cain. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with him, stylistically he has elements of his heroes, B.B. King, Albert King, Albert Collins, Wes Montgomery, and many more. He seamlessly combines blues, jazz, funk, and soul to create what arguably is the best release of his career.

Chris teamed up again with Kid Anderson in the Producer’s role (Elvin Bishop, Sugaray Rayford, Tommy Castro), and recorded at Kid’s Greaseland Studios in San Jose. Chris enlisted his road-tested band to round out the core musicians on his latest release – Steve Evans on bass, Greg Rahn on keys, Sky Garcia and D’mar Martin on drums. This gives the release the live feel and tightness often needed to help capture the emotion in a studio performance. What you get is a well written, well performed, and well produced release.