December 28, 2018


Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers give us some unique chords and fun funk production for “Evening Coffee”. The song is undeniably groovy, with bouncy bass-lines, fluttering brass sections all locked in with a four-on-the-floor rhythm. The soulful singer, Joe Hertler, follows the melodies of the sax and piano while also providing sultry melodies that contrast the rest of the band. He strays between mid-range and falsetto effortlessly. Joe splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain leaving us in flowery crowns and bubbling smiles.

“Evening Coffee” takes us across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana and-at last-into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found. Speaking of friendships, The Rainbow Seekers began their historic quest 8 years ago, revolving around the pure, unadulterated songwriting of their fearless leader, Joe Hertler. Ryan Hoger was the first among the Seekers to find this lonely songsmith and recognize the twinkling magic in his beard. The young boy gave up all his earthly possessions (besides his guitar, of course) and became the first disciple of the Rainbow. With this, the core of the Rainbow was thereby established, and it didn’t take long for the Rainbow Seekers to continue their expansion. Multi-instrumentalist and notable auxiliary percussion maestro Micah Bracken journeyed from the bowels of Atlantis when he heard tell of the Rainbow, and the earth trembled as saxophonist and all-around badass Aaron Stinson descended from Olympus on a golden rainbow of his own. Then came thunder from the depths of space and as it picked up the bass, a soft exhale escaped the lips of every princess within a hundred moons, “Bambis,” they cooed. All the while, on the other ends of the earth, a young boy was hard at work, honing and sharpening his sticks for the day that the Rainbow would come his way, and when it landed at his door, Ryan McMahon climbed aboard.

Listen below and be taken to another place. They’ve played Bonnaroo, Electric Forest and Summer Camp so look out for future tour dates!

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