Published On: Sun, Aug 3rd, 2014

Chris Rattie’s Acoustic Rumble at John and Peters in New Hope

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Date(s) - 08/03/2014
9:30 pm

John and Peter's


Acoustic Rumble


Chris Rattie’s Acoustic Rumble at John and Peters in New Hope

Chris Rattie’s debut album All These Things is born of that acceptance and embrace.  There are songs  like “So Long”,  yearning for the hopeful change of moving onto new places. Opposing this is “The Way it’s got to be”, about a man who has worn out his welcome. For his own safety, he has no choice but to move on.  There is the angry “Burn em’ Down”,  boiling over with fury at the injustice in the world, at a society unwilling to change and content to sleepwalk through it all.

All These Things is the most recent step in a journey that began in the coal dust of North Eastern Pennsylvania. The middle child of three brothers, Chris started as a drummer in a family band with his father on bass and older brother John on guitar. He learned as a teenager about the late nights and hard work it takes to be in a bar band. Chris has said, ” I learned by watching my Dad, he used to work sometimes 7 days a week in a factory and still had the energy to rock with us. One summer I worked at that factory with him. We would drive all night after a gig and go straight to work. I’ve always tried to carry that kind of heart and work ethic with me.”  In his early 20′s, Chris started writing his own songs. Within a few years he became part of a central Pennsylvania based band called The Rustlanders. The band released an album, began relentlessly touring, and the “big machine” started to take notice.



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