Jeb Rault’s latest album, “Rising,” is a testament to the artist’s musical evolution and prowess. Recorded at the renowned Marigny Studio in New Orleans under the expert guidance of sound engineer Ben Lorio, the album boasts 10 original tracks entirely penned and produced by Rault himself. The collection encompasses a diverse range of guitar-inspired compositions, from classic Blues Rock to funky blues, and even delves into darker, layered material with intricate guitar leads and harmonious vocals.
Backed by a talented ensemble including Lee Schwartz on drums, Logan Emory on rhythm guitar, and Matt Wisdom on bass, “Rising” also features notable guest appearances by New Orleans musicians like Wayne Lohr on keys, Joe Crachiola on saxophone, and Charlie Denard on grand piano. This collaborative effort adds depth and dimension to the album’s sonic landscape. Having spent over three decades in the music industry, Jeb Rault’s journey has been marked by highs and lows, from packed hometown shows to valuable lessons learned in dealings with labels and management. Over the past 10 years, Rault has made a mark on the Central European music scene, captivating audiences with his distinctive brand of guitar-driven Blues Rock.
The album’s title, “Rising,” perfectly encapsulates Rault’s career trajectory, signifying an ascent, an advancement, an upward incline. The record is a culmination of Rault’s musical journey, capturing a diverse array of styles and emotions, all delivered with his signature New Orleans-inspired flair. “Rising” is set to hit streaming platforms on September 15, 2023, with CD and vinyl releases to follow. Rault plans to celebrate the release with a European tour, featuring the same talented musicians who contributed to the recording. Later, he’ll bring his music back home to New Orleans for winter shows, promising a season of soulful, guitar-driven performances.