The 15 cuts, penned mostly by Biber Herrmann, reveal this outstanding guitarist as an eloquent song poet, whose works have the kind of depth and raw truths that really gets under your skin.
“Rainbow Walker” follows a clear acoustical recipe. A large amount of excellent solo performances, in which Herrmann fills out the entire space alone using just a guitar, his voice, a harmonica and foot stomping.
Yet it is more than merely an acoustic album. Herrmann has gathered a league of international musicians around himself and demonstrates that he can cross sectors with a steady hand and also has total command of the “band” genre.
One clever touch on “Rainbow Walker” is the gathering of stars from the acoustic scene. Werner Lämmerhirt, Peter Finger and songwriting legend David Munyon all meet up here and put the icing on the cake.