Russ Rentler | Acoustic Minstrel

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Acoustic Minstrel

by Russ Rentler

A mix of original instrumentals and ballads with celtic, bluesy and "roots" influences.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Girl Like You
3:09 $0.99
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2. Planxty Fluharty
2:17 $0.99
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3. Maggie's Blues (New mix)
2:37 $0.99
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4. Storm Over Delmarva
3:21 $0.99
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5. Jewel of the Carribean
4:34 $0.99
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6. Hypertension Blues(New Mix)
3:17 $0.99
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7. Footsteps
2:36 $0.99
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8. Window In Heaven
5:43 $0.99
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9. All Thumbs
1:48 $0.99
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10. Jacob's Ladder
3:15 $0.99
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11. Eternity Girl
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12. Jesu Joy of Man's Desire
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13. Recycled Tin Man Blues
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Russ has been writing and performing his own music for over twenty five years. Since his early days at
Moravian College with John Gorka, Doug Anderson and Rich Shindell, he has continued performing on
guitar, hammer dulcimer, dobro, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, appalachian dulcimer and autoharp. John and
Rich found well deserved fame and glory in the folk music world while Russ practiced medicine in eastern
Pa. Recently Russ has left his practice of medicine to follow his muse and perform publicly the music that
has been simmering on a back burner for quite sometime. Sit back and listen to these acoustic gems, some
old and some new, one borrowed and definitely a few bluesy. These tunes are true Americana, performed
on the instruments of America's roots.
He has received airplay on folk radio ,WDIY-Bethlehem, WPRB-Princeton, WDVR-Seargentsville, NJ as well as County Down Northern Ireland! He was a featured performer at Martin Guitar's Musikfest Showcase 8/2003. A feature on his life and music has been done on PBS affiliate WLVT Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Ojela

Great Songs & Talented Songwriter
I first saw Russ Rentler performing on stage last summer. He is a very gifted songwriter and a skilled,versatile musician. I've never seen anyone play so many different instruments. The first time I heard his song, "Girl Like You" I was hooked! I wanted to hear it again and again. It was great to hear that Russ had the song and many other great ones on his CD, Acoustic Minstrel. I highly recommend buying the Acoustic Minstrel CD and seeing Russ perform live. He's terrific!
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Rob Yoder - DayBreak

...a very pleasant surprise!
Russ Rentler is a very pleasant surprise. A multi-instrumentalist with a natural minstrel voice, Rentler gives us a musical treat that is relaxing but with thoughtful and creative lyrics. In "Jewel of the Caribbean," he weaves his insightful lyrics around a simple guitar arrangement for a moving tug at our conscience, and pulls our chain with the whimsical "Maggie's Blues." Rentler's instrumental selections are masterful, whether played on hammered dulcimer, dobro, or myriad of other acoustic instruments.
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