“Bring on the Rain is technically sound, showing a musician with years of practice and training. More so, it is artistically adept -- the album is the work of a soulful creator who is only beginning a promising career. Rawlins’ first album is timeless, genre-bending and beautiful. No doubt Rawlins’ will strum the heartstrings of listeners, and become an industry name in no time.” (Divide and Conquer Music)
“Chris Rawlins isn’t exactly a household name within Americana music just yet but as you listen to his debut album Bring on the Rain you quickly come to understand that he will be very soon.… Rawlins himself is a truly stunning song-writer who doesn’t just use his deft hands for his finger-plucked guitar strings but also for his writing. His lyrics aren’t simply lyrics, they are more like tales, stories and poetry; all of which he has penned and adapted to suit his music and creating an album that reads like a mildly surrealistic novel” (Artree)
“A rich and unforgettable first album from this Chicago based songwriter.” Bring On The Rain, released February 8th, 2019, was recorded in Chicago at Kernel Sound Emporium with the help of producer/engineer/musician, Steve Dawson. Through vivid lyrics, and striking chord and melodic changes, “Rawlins has written here songs about ordinary life, its personal nature, and how, very often, from different perspectives, it has differing effects on the people involved in the songs, and on an audience, or an individual listening.” (Americana UK).