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R.A. Lautenschlager

R.A. Lautenschlager

Americana Sackville, NB, CA  CA
You Know
You Know
I Love Wild Things
I Love Wild Things
Simple Song
Simple Song


Whiskey In Mind, Cover by R.A. Lautenschlager


  • 2014

    May 9

    Clarks Corner, NB, CA | 8:00pm

    With a Masters from Yale University and a PhD from the University of Maine, Dr. R. A. Lautenschlager [Lau (rhymes with "now") - ten - schlager (like logger)] is used to balancing his musical career and his scientific one. R.A. has played from BC to NL and South to Virginia Beach in the US, both alone and with sidemen. R.A. was working with Folk and Country-Rock groups long before his academic career, at one point leading the New York-based Aberdeen Street Band and sharing stages with musical greats ranging from Pete Seeger to Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. His musical interests took a back seat in the 1980s and 1990s while he concentrated on academics and his ecology focused "day job". He again started making more time for music in the mid-1990s; eventually working and recording wih Canadian great sideman Tom Bird. That collaboration led to the production of his first two CDs (Father's Boots - 2002 and Remember - 2003 - recorded at Red Gecko) which thrust R.A. back into the musical swing in a big way. Since moving to the East Coast in 2002, R.A. has teamed up with some of the East Coast's musical greats - producing his third (Never Alone - 2004), and fourth (Kiss My Axe - 2005) CDs in Halifax. Like his previous work, those CDs are played across Canada and have received outstanding reviews. R.A. released his 5th - No More War, 6th - Home for Christmas, 7th - Songs for Seasons 8th - Songs for the Earth CDs between 2006 and 2012; a 3 song EP (Curling Songs) in 2011, and in 2013 he released a CD "R.A. and Cookin' Live" with his band. These days, although he occasionally plays clubs and other gigs in the northeastern US, R.A. concentrates on writing, recording and playing within a few hours of his Sackville, NB home. R.A. writes and signs a variety of difficult-to-categorize story songs that draw on his folk, country, blues, pop, and rock musical roots. His songs have universal themes and range from poignant love songs (love lost and found), the quirky and unconventional (aging, body piercing...), Peace and the Environment, to relationships and family. R.A. plays alone, with a Trio (R.A. & SkipJack, and a Band (R.A. & Cookin') some songs are posted here; additional songs (Videos) can be (found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC60eJHu4I_WIzOi99vE-Izg/videos?shelf_id=1&view=0&sort=dd ). R.A. has become a regular on Global Noon, Breakfast TV, and Rogers Cable's The Songwriter's Circle, has been featured on CBC's Atlantic Airwaves, C103's Action Atlantic, Q103's East Coast Country, and a variety of east coast radio stations. He recently opened for Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and Lennie Gallant.

  • 2013

    Mar 5

    Sackville, CA | 7:30pm

    R.A. backed by SkipJack - 7:30 to 9:45pm


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  • egon erger (Artist)
    egon erger
    "Simple Song" is a very nice tune, R.A.! Thanks for the add. Best wishes, Egon Erger


  • Musical review of much contemporary music!
  • Generally guitar, but sometimes I play banjo and mandolin
  • R.A. @ Teasers (Amherst, NS) early Feb 2013


Sounds Like: Combination of: Zac Brown, Jimmy Buffett, David My

Label: Patchworks

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With a Masters from Yale University and a PhD from the University of Maine, Dr. R. A. Lautenschlager [Lau (rhymes with “now”) – ten – schlager (like logger)] is used to balancing his musical career and his scientific one.

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Q: This just rocks! We were especially intrigued by 'I Love Wild'. Have you already entered your music at www.2015musicawards.com? If not, you should!

A: "I Love Wild Things" is the first song on my "Songs for the Earth". Actually, I will be playing it and a number of the other songs from that CD of original environmental songs at the Hubbard Brook Research Station in New Hampshire on Aug 4th. If you are anywhere around NH at that time maybe you would like to stop by for that show. R.A.

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