What A Year!

Now that we've had a couple self-imposed weeks off for some much needed R&R, we've had some time to reflect on how absolutely amazing this past year has been!

Since our last blog post there's been just a few highlights worth sharing. ;)

On September 23rd at the Carp Fair we got to play our biggest show yet, opening for probably the nicest guy in country music, Brett Kissel! We had an absolute blast. To stand infront of 1,800 people and play our hearts out was something we will never forget. Thank you to Carp Fair Board for giving us the opportunity, thank you to all the fans who cheered and sang along and thank you to Brett's stage manager, Kevin, for allowing us to surprise Brett during the middle of his set with a custom made Ottawa Senators jersey with his name and 321 embroidered on the back. The Clubhouse did an awesome job on the jersey and the turnaround time was killer. Thanks again guys, we couldn't have created this moment without you.

You can check out the fan video of us giving Brett the jersey that we posted to our YouTube channel here:

The next highlight was playing the Metcalfe Fair the very next weekend. Since we had never played Metcalfe before and we were headlining solo, we didn't really know what to expect... but man what a party! Over 900 of you beauties made it a sold out affair. Crazy! 900 people who wanted to hear us... you guys must've been drunk. lol  I know we've said it before but I don't think we'll stop saying it until this fantastic ride ends... it is truly humbling to have fans like you all.

This summer also saw us release our first ever EP of original music entitled, "The Long Time Comin' EP". We decided to do a hard copy release first so that people who came out to our shows would get to be first to be able to own a copy. We've sold over 300 copies already which absolutely blows our minds that so many of you are digging our tunes. We already got some play on Star96, Valley Heritage and Country94 radio so hopefully it won't be long before it goes in a couple stations rotations. Fingers crossed! You can help us by contacting your local radio station and requesting our tune "Read That Wrong".
For those of you that are still looking to get your hands on a copy of the EP, we will be releasing it digitally next week! Just in time for Christmas! ;) Keep checking the page for the latest updates as we'll provide links as soon as it's posted.

For now you can check out one of our original tunes, "Before The End Of The Night", in a compilation video of some of our gigs this past summer. Thanks Rob for all your hardwork on this video!

We'll be releasing some more video over the net few weeks so make sure you subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all the latest videos. We've also, just updated our photo section here with shots from this past summer's gigs so you can check those out too!

What's next for Rainwater Whiskey?  Well the holiday season has us playing a lot of corporate gigs which are always a great time but we'll be back playing for the general public in early 2018!  We have a big gig announcement that we'll be dropping in the next couples days. February 2nd and 3rd, 2018 we'll be playing the ______  ______. ;) Can you guess where? Feel free to make your guesses in the comment sections.

Lastly, we just want to reiterate how thankful we are for every single one of you that has come out to a show, bought our EP, liked/commented/shared our content on social media. Whether you know it or not, those little things you do go a heck a of long way! It truly is a blessing to have amazing fans like you! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We'll see y'all real soon! Cheers!

3 comments

  • Mike C

    Mike C Ottawa

    Congrats on the BIG year, next year will be HUGE! My only guess is not 2 words. Damn it.... tell me ;)

    Congrats on the BIG year, next year will be HUGE!
    My only guess is not 2 words. Damn it.... tell me wink

  • Amanda

    Amanda Round lake centre

    Lasso live! That's the only 2 worded place I know! Lol

    Lasso live! That's the only 2 worded place I know! Lol

  • Marc L

    Marc L Ottawa

    What a great year so far! I’ve been watching this band grow for some time now and it’s only getting better!! As for the 2 word location...”doesn’t matter” because you guys are amazing no matter the venue! But “my apartment” would be cool because it means I don’t have to put pants on to see you guys rock out!!!

    What a great year so far! I’ve been watching this band grow for some time now and it’s only getting better!! As for the 2 word location...”doesn’t matter” because you guys are amazing no matter the venue! But “my apartment” would be cool because it means I don’t have to put pants on to see you guys rock out!!!

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