Raveis Kole (Laurie Raveis and Dennis Kole) is a singer-songwriter interplay melding Raveis’ caramel smooth, emotive vocals and percussive, groove driven acoustic guitar rhythms with Kole’s fingerstyle counterpoint and harmonic explorations. Their authentic, visceral lyrics offer a deeply personal vision encompassing the spectrum of human emotion displayed within a rich tapestry of rhythmic movement and melodic colors.
Their music is drawn from an array of traditions: Folk, Rock, Reggae, Latin, Flamenco, Hip-Hop, Celtic and Indian - and explores altered tunings, world instruments, percussive grooves and vocal harmonies to create a fresh infusion that will stimulate your ear and your heart. They are joined by a band of elite NYC & Austin, TX musicians.
All songs written by Laurie Raveis or Laurie Raveis/Dennis Kole and published by Raveis Kole, LLC except “Wicked Game”
Produced by Matt Smith, assisted by Kris Wade, at 6 String Ranch, Austin, Texas
Mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital Audio, Inc., Austin, Texas
Laurie Raveis: Vocals and Guitars; 1935 D18 Martin Acoustic, Gibson Firebird Electric with Matchless Club Amp, Custom Stratocaster with Supro Amp, Electric Sitar Guitar
Dennis Kole: Guitars/Strings; Takamine Classical, Nashville High Strung, Hammertone Mandotar, National Resonator, Requinto, Tiple, 1935 D18 Martin Acoustic, 335 Gibson Rusty Anderson model, Baritone Guitar, Fender Stratocaster, Godin New Yorker and Vocals
Matt Smith: Bass guitars; Ovation Magnum Prototype Fretless, Custom Warwick 4 string fretted; Lap steel guitar
Kris Wade: Upright Bass on “Street Penguins”; Electric on “Precipice Forgiveness” and Keyboard on “Fearless”
David Webb: Piano, Organ
James Gwyn: Drums