Quick, how many Kansas City bands have done a fashion spread in Rolling Stone?
The answer, of course, is only one. In 1986, the Rainmakers, positioned as the next big thing from the Heartland, actually modeled manly outerwear in the magazine’s pages. Twenty eight years later, Bob Walkenhorst and company may not have made the rock and roll splash that some expected, but they’re still going strong. In fact, the band (with Jeff Porter replacing Steve Phillips on guitar) taped this 909 session right before jetting off to play a series of shows in Scandinavia, where Rainmakers fever still reigns.