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Quick Hit: Howlin Rain

Last updated on September 17, 2021

Howlin Rain’s The Dharma Wheel on their own Silver Current Records is the perfect way to welcome a new beginning for members of the global live music tribe. Music creates a spiritual connection between the performers and the listener. Here, transcendence occurred, blurring the lines between recorded and live music in this holy climax. 

Tim Green (Six Organs Of Admittance, Earthless) returned to co-produce with vocalist/guitarist Ethan Miller the six movements that make up the album. For psychedelic rock audiophiles, it’s no surprise that the vinyl of this album sold out almost immediately once pre-orders were announced. 

Miller provides a steadfast presence on vocals and guitar, while Bernie Worrell throws down synths like a man possessed. Rich, masterful soundscapes rise from each note, with an array of artists contributing to the collaboration. From the iconic Scarlet Rivera (Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue) on the violin to the surreal creativity of Adam MacDougall (Circles Around the Sun, Chris Robinson Brotherhood) on keys, the musical high is palpable. 

Howlin Rain’s The Dharma Wheel unleashed some serious positivity into the universe. Now it’s our gift to share with the global music family.–Lisa Whealy