Rick Bayless

REVIEW: In The World

Another review from my early writing days… – Finger There is a lot riding on this album. After building a loyal following with their first two albums (Joy Motel, Staton-House Band,) the band’s third album, Alexander Street, shot the band up to top-billing across the country and into a major name. Two years later (and […]

Kati Rainwater: Staton-House Band’s Original Bassist

With jovial (and fan favorite) Rick Bayless firmly entrenched as the bass player for SHB, many folks don’t realize that he is not the band’s original bassist. That distinction belongs to Kati Rainwater. In the early days, the band was playing local clubs and bars at a furious clip and Kati was struggling to keep up. […]

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