How We Spent Our Summer

We're back in Spain now, but we've had busy times indeed. Here are a few highlights of our summer. July in CornwallWe were delighted to take part in World Refugee Day at The Blue Bar in Porthtowan with several other bands and a choir. Money was raised, useful items collected and much fun was had... Continue Reading →

Club Desierto Rides Again!

Hola! We're back from our summer shenanigans and raring to go with the next Club Desierto. Sunday 29th September2.30pmBar El AlbarEl PilarLubrin Our special guest is Andy Butlin - a purveyor of fine songs. RioMacRae will be sharing our brand new songs.  A relaxing Sunday afternoon with live and original music. We hope you can come.... Continue Reading →

The Most Dangerous Clogs In Scottish History

Denise has written a story of events that happened in Dumfriesshire, Scotland in the nineteenth century. This was published in the Autumn 2018 edition of well-known literary magazine Southlight and is a true story of the murder of a pedlar boy called John Elliot in the lowland hills of Eskdalemuir and the local peoples’ response... Continue Reading →

Festivals

This summer we will be heading to our favourite festival in the UK - the Upton Blues Festival in Worcestershire (19-21 July). Last year we played twice on the Campsite Stage with our friends Joe Evans and Rob McCabe - watch here. We were also interviewed twice and did a live 4 song set on... Continue Reading →

RioMacRae Play LA

Being in LA at the moment reminds me of a couple of years ago, when RioMacRae were invited to play at the Arts Cooperative in downtown LA. After the gig and the photos, we saw by chance that Den had sprouted wings and Fred had a Buddha with him. We went down well with an... Continue Reading →

Lovely Lila’s Old Guitar

I want to say a big thank you to a lovely lady from Lexington, Hollywood called Lila who sold me her old guitar at a very low price. I've got it home, put fettling and strings into it and, within my musical means it's back in action. Sounds like the big beauties that get used by... Continue Reading →

Pacific Coast Highway

Sunshine, 8am, Pacific Coast Highway underpass. I am out for a walk in Santa Monica minding my own. I come up from the underpass on the beach side of the busy road head back towards the town along a good cycle and walking path. No more than 30 metres from the road and my ears... Continue Reading →

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