Reverend Raven's 20th Anniversary CD

$1,625 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 55 months

After 20 years of performing and blues clubs and festivals throughout the United States and Canada, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar want to celebrate by releasing a CD of our best originals. All remastered and some reimagined with new verses, arrangement and players.

Featuring Cadillac Pete, Madison Slim, Benny Rickun, Big Al Groth, Danny Moore, Vic Spahn, Spencer Panosh, Ron Kovach, Jeff Roberts Andre Maritato, Bobby Sellers Jr, PT Pedersen and special guests to be announced soon.

"A band that demands national attention" Blues Revue

"Excellent" Chicago Blues Guide

"They are very, very good." Buddy Guy

"Bloody excellent" Hugh Laurie

"Best in the Midwest" Johnny Rawls

"You guys are the real deal" Tad Robinson

The Reverend has really got it going on." Sean Carney

"Best Blues Band in Milwaukee" Shepherd Express

"These guys are really good" Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records

This money will pay for

*  recording costs
*  replication costs
*  radio promotion
*  advertising
*  touring to support cd sales

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Voila the CD "My Life" our Twentieth Anniversary CD is done and will be released on February 9th, 2018.

Thank you so much for your support. Your CDs are on the way this coming week and I hope to see you at a show soon.

Best regards

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Thanks again for all the donation. Good news.
The cd tracks are pretty much done. For a sneak peak just email me or leave me a message here and I'll send you the link.

Will send more updates. Cya this summer
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Hello, thanks for being patient. Now that the summer is over I'll be back in the studio next week with Steve Hamilton at Sausage Studios. Steve mixed "Live at the Big Bull" which just won another "Best Live CD of the Year" award from Blues Blast Magazine. The first came from the Independent Blues Scene in June. Here's a link to the dropbox file with two tunes. The first is Handyman from my first CD "Slow Burn" and the second is "You Didn't Even Say Goodbye" with Big Al on sax. Give them a listen and play armchair producer. Thanks.

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Raised by 36 people in 55 months
Created January 7, 2014
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5 months ago
Jan Kaymen
14 months ago

Looking forward to this album!

Mike Ancona
14 months ago

It's gonna be great, Rev. Glad to see Slim included.

Tom Cain
14 months ago

Great stuff Rev! Looking forward to the album!

Joe Hatch
33 months ago

It is always a good time whenever your band appears in the Twin Cities!

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