Rainy and The Dust

Music from Singer Songwriter Rainy

Still holding on to the rhythm

Somewhere in the back of my mind I knew it had been a while.....

In all the excitement of recording my new album ( announcements to follow soon I promise ) some part of me quietly acknowledged that it has been 10 years since I recorded Hold on to the rhythm....

....TEN YEARS!

I am forever grateful to everyone who has stumbled upon this album. I am still really proud of these tunes and at the same time deeply humbled by how these songs have been embraced over the years. They have carried me far and wide to beautiful places and enabled me to meet beautiful people. I can't express how grateful I am to everyone who has danced and sung along at shows and let these tunes into their worlds. You are the momentum and life that fuels these songs to endure the years and stay present and alive. 

Thank you!

Front Cover of Hold on to the rhythm - An amazing piece of Spalted Maple courtesy of Paul Hinds over at Hobbit House Inc

Front Cover of Hold on to the rhythm - An amazing piece of Spalted Maple courtesy of Paul Hinds over at Hobbit House Inc

"I just want to lift you up..."

It was just after the millennium had rolled through and we were all still here. The world hadn't ended, despite the warnings of computer systems malfunctioning worldwide. It would be another 12 years before such paranoia would strike again and for the moment life had returned to normal.

I had been living in Wales for a few years playing with my band Little Gaia. We had trodden the coast road for many months playing bars, surf clubs, and festivals.

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...and I find myself knowing...

"...and I find myself knowing the things that I knew. Which is is all that you can do on this side of the blue.." Joanna Newsom

I have often found myself saying that you rarely learn things just once.  It is not entirely true of course as some things are so profound that they stay with you from the moment you experience them.  It is just such an experience, along with the return of life's usual routines, that drew me to write this blog post. At the very least it serves as a reminder for me to recall the lessons I had learned through this period of my life; lessons and truths that helped me recover from a painful operation and something I'm determined never to forget.

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