Just released are two hot new CD's from Whitman Rinaldo on CreateSpace record label.
The instrumental "Guitar Snacks" is mellow blues and Americana, reminscent of a week at the beach. It recalls Allman Brothers, T-Bone Burnett and mellow Clapton.
"Pretty" is dedicated to his mother, whose picture is on the cover looking like Grace Kelly from 50 years ago. There are flavors of the Kinks on "Survivor's Song, plus UB40 and U2. Great songs, playful lyrics.
Whitman Rinaldo is a songwriter who led several rock and jazz bands over the years in Fairfax VA and Washington DC. He won several awards, including Honorable Mention Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, Songwriters Association of Washington and Broadjam Top Ten with "Struggle", "Los Soldados" and "Lamb Jam." Luke Warm and the Red Hots featured Hot Licks guitar players Michael Fath and Paul Bell, and sax by former Chuck Magione Chris Vidala and Trumpeter Ray Disney. You can buy his CD's amazon.com or on www.CDBaby.com
2 new CD's "GUITAR SNACKS" and "PRETTY" just released!!
I just uploaded some of those songs to DC101's local licks page.
My friend Pete Walters has helped remaster about 20 new MP3's. They will be going up soon!
Artist: Whitman Rinaldo
Sonority Records: Ray Disney
Singing voice Guitar style is similar to Eric Clapton, or Mark Knopfler. Lofty aspirations!
But the song writing style are diverse from Jazz to semi-orchestral to Bluegrass
English Rock: Beatles, Mark Knopfler, & Jeff Beck
Brazilian Music: Caetano Veloso, Maria Monte, & Marcus Viera
Sonority Records artist Whitman Rinaldo is a songwriter who has formed several rock and jazz bands over the years in Fairfax VA/ Washington DC area, and is a member of WAMA (Washington Area Musicians Assoc). When he was in high school, he did a film score for AMRAD film, and would like to do more film scores.
He has gotten several awards, including Honorable Mention Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, Songwriters Association of Washington and Broad Jam Top Ten with "Struggle."
Played live in small clubs in Portugal and Mexico.
Rock bands I played with are Moving Targets, Dying Happy and Full House. Jazz bands Swing Thing. His current project is Luke Warn and the Red Hots, which has featured Hot Lick guitar players Michael Fath and Paul Bell, and sax by former Magione player Chris Vidala and Trumpeter Pay Disney