Guitarist and vocalist with Canal Blues back in the 90s, Raul has been pursuing a solo career since the early 2Ks. Without losing ground on his blues-rock origins, the emphasis is now more on pristine clean surf tones but with an eye on Americana and bluegrass music at the same time. Quite a mess, don’t you think?
'Raulin de los Bosques' is my nickname. My colleagues at work used to call me by that name because 'Raulin' sounds similarly to 'Robin' in Spanish. 'Raulin de los Bosques' could be understood as a rough phonetic translation of 'Robin of Sherwood'.
I started playing the guitar with seventeen. My first guitar was a Spanish nylon string, an Admira 'Sevilla' model. As soon as I was confident with barrè chords I felt I was ready to show my talent to the world, so that I bought a cheap strat copy and shortly after joined the pop-rock band 'Malasombra'.
This band gained some local relevance, and so we managed to gig all around the province of Seville as openers for some heavy-weight top-40 bands of the time like 'Los Ilegales' or 'La Union' and 'La Guardia'.
A few years later, together with my bandmate Dani de Lemus, I started a new band called 'Canal Blues' where I played lead and rhythm guitar and did some vocals. At the moment, I play the bass with a folk-americana band 'Nadzhir'. Also, I play rhythm guitar with The Guitar Sprinters (60s instrumental music) and lead guitar and vocals with Urano Blues Band (blues and rock).
I'd always been fascinated by bluegrass banjo since I listened to the record 'Banjo Paris Session' when I was about 15, so I bought a cheap banjo and started practising the rolls so feverishly that my family cried 'basta' in anguish and fear that I should drive them mad - I didn't know there existed something like a 'mute' for banjos, as I could learn thereafter -. Again - as it also happened when I was learning to play the guitar - as soon as I felt myself somewhat confident with the instrument, I decided to sell my cheapo banjo and acquire a new, good banjo - a Fender FB-58 -. I keep practicing on it, as feverishly as ever, and after instruction from banjoist extraordinaire Tony Trischka, I'm now on the way to becoming a decent banjo player.
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Muy buen material muy buena música excelente trabajo que mas decir cuando algo es de calidad es de calidad y no se puede discutir ni andar asumiendo detalles porque no los hay me parece un gran obra de calidad.