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“I wonder what Rauh hears, what are his intentions? His music reminds me of driving home, late on a summer night, windows down, music off, totally spaced out and totally tuned in. It’s peaceful but solitary. I don’t know how I could bring people into such an experience.”

“Much modern guitar focuses on atonality and noise. More rare is the forward thinking guitarist whose approach leans towards the seductive rather than the assaultive. Though fully capable of aggressive sonic forays, Charlie Rauh’s music lives largely in a contemplative realm. Echoes of Frisell-ian pastoralism can be heard, but Rauh resembles him only in a similar rootedness and a focus on beautiful tone—he is his own man.”

““a whiz-bang guitarist"”

““schooled but also immediate””