The Last of the Horseback Kids: This album is a collection of 13 originals songs as well as a cover of the classic "Will The Circle Be Unbroken". The Rawling Brothers took a different approach to recording this CD as it was done off and on over a span of about two years.
"This gave us the option of spending more time listening to, and maybe reworking the odd song, but I definitely missed the creative process of shutting yourself up in the studio for an extended period of time and focusing on nothing but the recording." Says Doug. "I think from an engineering perspective Bruce enjoyed this approach though. We're both pleased with the outcome."
This album of Rocky Mountain Country Music features ten original songs with close harmonies, and the home-grown acoustic sound that has become the Rawling Brothers trademark. The album includes the song Running with the Wind, which was released as a single on country music radio in Europe.
Chapel Rock Reunion:
The ten Gospel songs on this album were recorded sitting around the livingrooom at the home place, at the foot of the snow-covered Livingstone Mountains. The band had just finished a year of heavy touring, and the sound is well seasoned. One of the highlights for the Rawling boys was getting their dad to join them with his mandolin on the classic Gospel song, Ill Fly Away.
Hand Me Downs, Volume One:
Doug and Bruce had plans to make an album with their father, of some of the old classics they often played with him. These plans were interrupted by their fathers illness, and the album was never recorded. After their father passed away, they decided to go ahead and record these songs anyway. The result was a double album set called Hand Me Downs, Volume One, Gospel Classics, which won a Vibe award for the best Country/Bluegrass album in Canada, and Volume Two, Cowboy Classics. Both albums have a definite old-time sound, and were very fun to record.
A Window in my Basement:
Although Bruce was heavily involved in this album, it is a solo effort by Doug, in that all the songs are written and sung by him. Most of the songs were written during a time of difficult changes, the greatest being the loss of their father to cancer.
Highway 18 is a collection of 12 original songs by Doug Rawling. Many of the songs Doug writes don't really fit with the Rawling Brothers, and Doug has been wanting to record some of them for a while now. Musically the album is more along the lines of Blue Rodeo or Neil Young, while the lyrics focus on the meshing of faith and life in a sometimes beautiful, sometimes troubling world.