The Rainmen were something new and different for us at Darwin’s Saturday night. ! This band plays rock ‘n roll from the 60;s and early 70’s, not blues but there was a lot of great music in that era, and The Rainmen capture the feel-good mood perfectly. The capacity crowd certainly thought so, with a lot of dancing and singing along going on!
I believe he lineup was David Tenenbaum on keyboards, guitar and vocals; Michael Meyer on guitar and vocals; Lyle Bufkin on bass and vocals; and David Michaelson-on drums. \A band has to be excellent to do ither peoples’ music and have it not be a travesty, but The Rainmen pulled it off oerfectly.
As you would expect they did a lot of early Beatles, including lesser-known tunes like “Bad Noy.” a Larry Williams tune off of Beatles VI. They alo did songs by The Byrds, The Kinks, The Doors, The Beau Brummels, and so many more. For some, it was a real trip back to younger days and others in the audience probably learned this music from their parents, like mine did. Either way, they were loving it and so was I.
The Rainmen were like a breath of fresh air sweeping out our mental cobwebs and letting us all have a reallu good time As much as I love the blues, kudos to Darwin’s for branching out a bit.