Available through California Arts Management
Rinde Notes: "This is the video of our first two shows (edited into one continuous show) We were excited. Some of the material was still only days old. It’s a different show now: one of the scenes you see here was cut; we called it Seven Deadly Sins – I would write the first letter of the sin, announce it, saying, say, Greed, then write a completely different word like Garden; the row of words on the chalkboard turned into the sentence Every Perfect Garden Grows Some Lovely Weeds; it was clever, but we found it undercut our momentum to the finish. Even though it’s not quite a polished show here, it has the raw fervency of a brand new offering. "
Sandhills Reunion (words by Rinde Eckert) [CD]
Label: Songlines Recordings
Rinde Eckert - voice Francois Houle - clarinet Jeff Reilly - bass clarinet David Mott - baritone sax Cristoph Both - cello Christian Kogel - electric and acoustic guitars J. Anthony Granelli - bass, lap steel guitar Jerry Granelli - drums, samples
"Jerry Granelli asked me to put a text to a suite of pieces he had already composed. The original texts had to be tossed because of some legal complications. So I listened to the thing and wrote my own story. I’d just gotten back from Nebraska (my first residency toward the making of Horizon). I’d been taken to the Sandhills, that glorious prairie that comprises pretty much all of northwest Nebraska.
There is something simple and grand here. Again, I would suggest you sit with it for the duration. Beautiful, sensitive playing. Subtle. Also, these little stories are some of the best stories I’ve ever written."
Story In, Story Out [CD]
Three Days In The Sun:
Rinde Eckert- vocals, 10-string slide guitar,
harmonica, organ, pipe
with Jerry Granelli & UFB Christian Kögel - electric & acoustic guitars Kai Brückner - electric & acoustic guitars Andreas Walter - bass Jerry Granelli - drums, percussion
Four Songs Lost in a Wall:
Rinde Eckert - voices, piano, organ, baritone horn
with Jim Kassis - drums Will Bernard - electric guitar Clark Suprynowicz - acoustic & electric bass
"Here are two narrative suites of about twenty-six minutes each. The first, Three Days In The Sun chronicles a magical hitchhiking trip I took in ’74. The last, Four Songs Lost In A Wall is the compliment to the first. Actually it’s the other way around, Four Songs came before Three Days. In any case one is about the vastness of the Western landscape and the other is an urbane and charged interior landscape, thus: Story In Story Out. This you have to listen to from beginning to end. Take an hour, sit back and let it do its thing. When you arrive at the last cut Winding The World, I think you’ll see what I mean."
Do the Day Over [CD]
Label:City of Tribes
Rinde Eckert - vocals, organ, piano, accordion, bells Aina Kemanis - vocals Will Bernard - electric guitar, slide guitar Rob Vlack - piano, organ, synth, samples Clark Suprynowicz - electric and acoustic bass Jim Kassis - drums, percussion Danny Carnahan - octave mandolin, acoustic guitar
produced by Lee Townsend
"..my second CD. I had material left over from FMWH. Lee Townsend, my excellent producer, and I put together another kind of journey: from a kind of loneliness and lostness to a serenity in marriage (still, of course, not without some irony). So the thing starts out with this cri de coeur in Clean Out of Churches into the cover of Dylan’s Ring Them Bells. It ends with Lost Without You, a tribute to my lovely wife Ellen McLaughlin. "
Finding My Way Home [CD]
Label: Disk Union
Rinde Eckert - vocals, piano, organ, accordion, pipe, samples Will Bernard - electric guitar, acoustic slide guitar Bill Frisell - electric guitar, electric slide guitar, bass Clark Suprynowicz - electric bass Jim Kassis - drums, percussion Jerry Granelli - drums, percussion Suzy Thompson - violin
produced by Lee Townsend
Rinde Notes: "..my first solo (i.e. my own work) recording. Notables Bill Frisell and Jerry Granelli play on it. The guitar playing of Will Bernard is also notable here. The CD is a kind of chronicle of a journey across America. Picture yourself on a car trip after your girl friend dumps you. Start on the east coast on I-80 and keep going until you hit San Francisco. Listen to it in one sitting if you have the time. The last seventeen-minute suite Heaven In His Eyes ends with a drum solo by Jerry that will truly knock you out."
Slow Fire [CD and VHS]
A high quality 1992 studio recording of the first work in the Paul Dresher Ensemble's American Trilogy." Composed by Dresher, written and performed by Rinde Eckert and directed by Richard E.T. White, Slow Fire is considered a masterpiece of multi-disciplinary collaboration and has been performed over 200 times throughout the US and Europe. Minmax 010.
"BEST NEW OPERA OF 1998” - USA TODAY - Composer Steve Mackey and Librettist’s Rinde Eckert’s one man tour-de-force opera commissioned by the Paul Dresher Ensemble and performed by Rinde Eckert and the Ensemble’s Electro-Acoustic Band. Premiered in Nov. 1998, it is based on the a true story of Donald Crowhurst, a man who in 1968 attempted to be the first to sail solo & non-stop around in the world. Rinde’s writing and performance are nothing short of astonishing. Recorded digitally live, Two CDs, 95 min.. Minmax 011.