Recordings

Musical Treasures From The Gold Rush Era & America's Frontier Days
1  Oh California !   
2  The Fish of The Sea   
3  Seeing The Elephant   
4  Buckeyed Jim   
5  Days of 49   
Sung and Played On Folk Instruments by Dave Rainwater
CD available for $15. A selection of favorite tunes from the
19th Century plus one original by Dav. Oh California !, Banks of The Sacramento, The California Humbug, Comin' Round The Mountain, Skip To My Lou, Shoo Fly!, Buckeyed Jim, Panning For The Gold, Sweet Betsy From Pike, Seeing The Elephant, Beautiful Dreamer, My Old Kentucky Home, Old Folks At Home, Gal I Left Behind, Yankee Doodle, Pop! Goes The Weasel, Swallowtail Jig, Irish Washerwoman, Sailor's Hornpipe, Cuckoo's Nest, McClouds Reel, Minuet In G, Blue Danube Waltz, Old Joe Clark, Simple Gifts, The Fish of The Sea, William Tell Overture, Santy Anno,The Days of 49.


 
Western Fiddle Favorites
The Jenny Lind Polka   
The Chinese Breakdown   
Mississippi Sawyer, Little Burnt Potato Jig, Old Rosin The Bow, Listen To The Mockingbird, The Virginia Reel in 1861 (Bonnie Blue Flag, Year of Jubilo, Dixie, Battle Hymn of The Republic, Yellow Rose of Texas, Rally Round The Flag, The Texas Schottish, Golden Slippers), The Jenny Lind Polka, Annie Laurie, Granny Does Your Dog Bite, The Chinese Breakdown, The Kiss Me Waltz, St. Louis Blues, Put Your Little Foot, The Goodnight Waltz, Bonaparte's Retreat, Star of The County Down


 
Dave Rainwater Gold Country Fiddler & Minstrel
Hoedown   
Fly Away   
Slim's Hoop Snake Encounter   
An Old Time Scots-Irish Cowboy Fiddle Medley   
Songs include: That's A Plenty, June Apple, It Ain't Too Late To Shine (original), Humoresque (Dvorak), The Fish of The Sea (Scottish sea shanty), Slim's Hoop Snake Encounter (original), Shine On Harvest Moon, The Days of 49, Johnny's Story (original), Hoedown (original), Fly Away (original), An Irish Cowboy Fiddle Medley, A Rock and Roll Revival (original), Keep Sweeping The Cobwebs Off The Moon


 
David Rainwater: Appalachian Fiddle Tunes 'BLUEGRASS STYLE'
The Black Mountain Rag   
June Apple   
Old Virginia Hornpipe   
Tunes include: Salt Creek, Old Virginia Hornpipe, Grey Eagle, Carroll County Blues, Sail Away Ladies, St. Anne's Reel, June Apple, Black Mountain Rag, Walking In My Sleep, Redwing, Ragtime Annie, Caddis River Blues, Temperance Reel, Redbird, Liberty. The players are George Goodel, Wyatt Dietrich, Dave Rainwater, and Rocky Rioux.

CD's are $15 each post paid. To order please send payment to :

Dave Rainwater
P.O. Box 1118
Jamestown, Ca. 95327

I've had the great privilege of playing music with many friends over the years. Here are some samples from my past. The first clips are from the original Piney Creek Weasels featuring Rick Abrams. The second samples are from the
album 'Smile' by the old time string band 'The Foothillbillys'.

Cold Frosty Morning/8th of May/Cluck Ole Hen
Live at the California Bluegrass Association's Festival in Grass Valley, 1988
Sugar Hill
Live at the KUOP radio in Stockton, Ca.
The Dog Song
Dave shows off his crooning abilities. From the album 'I'll Rise When The Rooster Crows' (1989)
Cricket On The Hearth
from the album 'Smile' (1997)
Cruel Willy
from the album 'Smile' . Greg Osborn on lead vocals.

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