LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - \r\nI am most pleased to announce that despite decades of rumors to the\r\ncontrary.... RAVEN LIVES!!!! After he recorded and pressed 300 copies of the\r\nlegendary Back to OHIO BLUES" LP in 1975 at Columbus, Ohios legendary Owl\r\nStudios, (of which you are now holding the only LEGITIMATE reissue) he split\r\nfor California and later joined the Armed Forces and ended up in Europe,\r\nrecording what he calls Basement tapes. Raven (he prefers his real name be\r\nkept anonymous for now) still writes songs and goofs off alot in his studio.\r\nAccording to family sources, hes been working with a few people on (\r\nBelieve this or not RAVEN BACK TO OHIO BLUES TWO ).\r\nSo when recently informed of the Mythical status of this LP of 30-some years\r\nago,(which sells for well over $IOOO a copy), he laughed heartily. Makes\r\nsense considering that back in the day he NEVER SOLD A SINGLE COPY ; it was\r\na pure vanity press which he made to give away to friends and whoever\r\ncared to listen!! and so his amusement is certainly understandable. Recorded\r\nwith the help of musician friends who never performed live together, only\r\nduring these studio sessions. Raven is one of the classic D.I.Y. characters\r\nwho never really had much use for the "Rock N Roll Dream Machine" of being\r\na rockstar. He made the music because it was INSIDE of him & needed to be\r\nexpressed, the true measure of all forms of genius (in my "Hummel" opinion).\r\nLike a shark has to swim to breathe, Raven had to record his honest\r\ngut-wrenching creations, perhaps exorcising his demons onto wax one could\r\nsay. Anyone who has already heard this amazing Psyched-out Blues Rock\r\nclassic KNOWS just what a beast he unleashed on an unsuspecting world, and\r\nnow YOU dear reader have an opportunity to hear for yourself the awesome\r\nangst -driven RAW POWER that is "Back To Ohio Blues".\r\nOne question many of you may have is, "Is there MORE of this stuff yet\r\nunreleased?" and the answer is... YES!!! A release of this material is also\r\nin the offing so keep your ears peeled for a future Raven release too!\r\nPersonally I cant wait, and I consider being one to help spread this Good\r\nNews a true honor. Its great to know Raven is alive & well and again ready\r\nto spring his unique sounds upon an unwary world! - hopefully this time\r\naround, the world is ready." - Mike "Rep" Hummel/Old Age/No Age. Signed and numbered by Raven. Previously "unoffically" reissued by Rockadelic. Highly recommended!