6/7/51 ~ 11/12/97

New Release

The Inner Flame

Officially released June 26, 2012, The Inner Flame features Rainer's material performed by many renowned artists including Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Emmylou Harris, PJ Harvey, Lucinda Williams, Howe Gelb, John Wesley Harding, Vic Chestnut, Victoria Williams & Mark Olson, Jonathan Richmond, Chuck Prophet and many more ...

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Purchase at Fire Records

Roll Back The Years

Rainer with Joey Burns
and John Convertino

Also Available Now

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Welcome to the official home page of the late Rainer Ptacek, administered by Rainer's wife, Patti.

We miss Rainer, and we miss his music. But fortuitously he left us plenty of recordings to enjoy and to remember him by.

Unfortunately, nearly all of Rainer's records are out of print. So with the help of Fire Records (and many unnamed but dedicated friends) we're trying to remedy that. As recordings become available there will be announcements on the 'news' portion of this site as well as in the 'albums' section.

Thank you for visiting.

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