Sprightly, funky and folky Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers bring a sweet and gentle touch to the life cycle with their brand new video for “Passing Through,” a track from their fourth studio album Paper Castle.
“The reality is that time is a currency—and we all have an undisclosed amount to work with,” confesses frontman, Joe Hertler. “‘Passing Though’ is perhaps a reminder to myself to step back and appreciate being alive, because life is a gift.” With ocean waves crashing and angelic imagery, the visual combines the band’s distinctive warmth with the touching milestones of life, cycling through birth to adolescence, to marriage and the end of life. “I’ve always been fascinated by death, both literally and figuratively; the finality of all things. From mountains to men, we will all change and we will all end. But it’s the brevity of existence that gives life meaning…life doesn’t really ask us to do anything but exist and be decent, because we’re all just passing through and someday we’ll all, sooner or later, have to step off the stage for the last time. Might as well make the best of it.”
Emerging from Lansing, MI, it was in 2011 that Joe Hertler (vocals, guitar) joined forces with Ryan Hoger (guitar) and the initial seeds were sown. In the following years, Micah Bracken (keyboard), Aaron Stinson (saxophone, flute, percussion), Jason Combs (bass) and Ryan McMahon (drums) came aboard and Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers was born. Their infectious, radiant joy effortlessly blends with their rapturous frequencies and exuberant tone to create an atmosphere unlike any other. With their electrifying, magnetic energy, the band has captivated audiences across the nation from Bonnaroo to Electric Forest to Summer Camp and beyond.
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers are set to hit the road supporting Lawrence on a three-day Colorado run through Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver in mid-March. The end of March through mid-April brings a headlining stint from Cheyanne, WY to Erie, PA. Next, they join Here Come The Mummies for two Pennsylvania dates—Bethlehem and Pittsburgh—and a play in Lexington, KY on April 18th. From there, the band heads to Charleston, SC for a performance on April 22nd followed by a 420 Fest Pre-Party in Atlanta, GA on April 23rd. The band hits Tuck Fest on April 25th in Charlotte, NC before joining Twiddle for four dates beginning in Louisville, KY on April 28th, additionally stopping in Indianapolis, IN, Nashville, TN and Asheville, NC.
Three headlining Texas dates follow from May 7th through May 9th, with stops in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers kick off their summer festival run with a return to Summer Camp Music Festival over Memorial Day Weekend, followed by appearances at Meadowgrass Festival, Middle Waves Music Festival, the 40th annual Gathering at Chaffee’s, Mile of Music Festival, Musikfest and Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion.
JOE HERTLER & THE RAINBOW SEEKERS
3/12 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
3/13 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
3/14 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
3/27 – Cheyenne, WY – Fridays in Asher
3/28 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Basement – Oskar Blues 4/8 – Columbus, OH – The Summit Bar
4/9 – Milwaukee, WI – The Cooperage 4/10 – Chicago, IL – Cubby Bear
4/11 – Erie, PA – Kings Rook Club
4/16 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Café
4/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater
4/18 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
4/22 – Charleston, SC – The Charleston Pour House
4/23 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
4/25 – Charlotte, NC – Tuck Fest
4/28 – Louisville, KY – Gravely Brewing Co
4/30 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
5/1 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
5/2 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
5/7 – Houston, TX – The Rustic
5/8 – Dallas, TX – The Rustic 5/9 – San Antonio, TX – The Rustic
5/22 – 5/24 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival
5/24 – Black Forest, CO – Meadowgrass Festival
6/12 – Fort Wayne, IN – Middle Waves Music Festival
6/13 – Girard, PA – Gathering at Chaffee’s
7/29 – 7/30 – Appleton, WI – Mile of Music Festival
8/5 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest 9/11 –
9/13 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion