March 10, 2012 Slideshows

The Rainmakers at Off Broadway 

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Popular late-'80s Midwestern rock band The Rainmakers made its first St. Louis appearance in many years Friday, March 9, 2012. Fans crowded a packed Off Broadway and reminisced about prior shows at legendary St. Louis venues Heartbreak Hotel and Mississippi Nights as well as points beyond. Steve Truesdell was on hand to snap these pics.
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Rainmakers fans.
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The Rainmakers played their first show in St. Louis in over a decade to a crowded Off Broadway.
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Rob and Melissa last saw the band play when they hosted a house party for them.
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Original Members Rich Ruth on bass and Bob Walkenhorst on guitar.
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The Rainmakers.
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Lead singer Bob Walkenhorst.
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The Rainmakers at Off Broadway.
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The Rainmakers at Off Broadway.
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Rich Ruth on bass and Pat Tomek on drums.
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The Rainmakers.
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Rainmakers fans.
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The Rainmakers.
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The Rainmakers.
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John, Chris and Ron last saw the band play Mississippi Nights in the early '90s.
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The Rainmakers.
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Holly with her souvenir set list. She last saw them play on Thanksgiving in Kansas City.
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Amy collected a copy of the set list after the gig.
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This was Gary and Melissa's first Rainmakers concert.
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Brittany, Jasmine, Art and Rhonda haven't seen the Rainmakers since their college days in Springfield, Missouri.
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Penny and Melanie were first timers, while Mel's husband Matt is a longtime fan.
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Tommie, Melissa and April last saw the Rainmakers in Columbia, Missouri, at the Blue Note many years ago.
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Sheri hasn't seen a Rainmakers show in 15 years. Amy came all the way from New Jersey to see the band.
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Toby, Jeff and Rob are long time fans and friends of the band. Rob was putting the Rainmakers up for the night.
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The band selling merchandise and signing autographs after the show.
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Bob Walkenhorst personalizing a CD for a fan.
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Lynn was celebrating her birthday with her friend Kas. They saw the band in Springfield last fall.
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Original members Bob and Pat, along with new addition Jeff say thanks for coming out to the show.
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