Oakland, California. HOWLIN RAIN LIVE RAIN, the first-ever official live album by Howlin Rain, will be released April 28 by Agitated Records in UK/EU and April 29 by Silver Current Records in North America and the rest of The World.Photograph by Jamaica Dyer
"A great rock guitarist needs a signature affectation. Ethan Miller's happens to be an abrupt upstrum that, combined with a backward stagger, probably makes him something of an onstage hazard to his bandmates. When he really gets into it, as he does with elemental regularity, the Howlin Rain leader resembles a spasmodic marionette under the influence of a power greater than himself - call it the power of rawk. With his long thinning hair and big black beard, Miller also sometimes resembles a defrocked rabbi on the run. And when he opens his mouth, the history of classic arena-rock vocals passes before your ears in a full-throated wail, embracing the combined spirits of Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Leslie West, Greg Rolie and the ghost of Freddy Mercury." — the Village VoicePhotograph by Tyler Green
Recorded live in various locations on the 2012 worldwide tour for The Russian Wilds, the live 2XLP features vintage Howlin Rain originals including "Roll On The Rusted Days," "Dancers At The End Of Time" and "Hung Out In The Rain" plus The Russian Wilds' "Phantom In The Valley" and an 11-minute plus version of "Self Made Man."
Live Rain features the most honed and bombastic Howlin Rain line-up to date; Ethan Miller (lead singer, songwriter and guitarist), Earthless' Isaiah Mitchell (guitarist and backing vocalist), Drunk Horse's Cyrus Comiskey (bassist and backing vocalist) and Raj Ojha (drummer).
Live Rain was recorded by David Streit, mixed by Tim Green and produced by Ethan P. Miller. In addition to the 2XLP, a cassette version, CD package and digital download is also available.