Bob Walkenhorst is a Kansas City-based singer/songwriter/musician/painter. After growing up in his hometown of Norborne, Missouri, he became a founding member of Midwestern U.S. groups such as Phantasia, Trizo 50, Steve, Bob & Rich, and the popular roots rock band The Rainmakers. In the Kansas City area, he currently gives weekly performances and participates in art gallery shows.
As the singer/songwriter of his most well-known band, The Rainmakers, from 1986–1996, his discography included five full-length studio albums, one live concert recording, and one "best-of" album. After the dissolution of the band, he released his first solo album, The Beginner, in 2003. In 2009, he teamed up with fellow Kansas City musician Jeff Porter to release an album entitled No Abandon, under the moniker Walkenhorst and Porter. Throughout his career as a musician, he has maintained a reputation for producing clever and provocative lyrics, which have garnered him wide critical acclaim.
Walkenhorst hosted and helped in the production of a number of educational videos, including "Growing Up", a set of teaching videos on puberty for school-age children.
- Official site
- The Rainmakers' official site
- Bob Walkenhorst collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive
- Original Rolling Stones review of The Rainmakers self-titled first album
- The Beginner, Walkenhorst's solo album
- MySpace page for Walkenhorst And Porter
- A list of educational videos involving contributions by Walkenhorst.
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