Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#495114 - 10/10/18 08:44 PM [User Showcase] Promise Of Rain
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
44kfl Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
I spent the month of September visiting relatives and old friends
in Georgia and then in Texas. Also I was there for my Moms 91st
birthday. On the drive back we ran into quite a bit of rain, when I
got home and someone asked about the trip I responded with
“well, just a few miles north of Nashville…” I heard myself and
made a mental note of that line. So, the first two lines are from
something recent that I lived thru, the rest is fiction that I lived thru.
When I finish one of my home demo recordings I always reward
myself with a nice cold Dr. Pepper! Now you know more about me than
most folks. Skol! Salud! Here’s to ya. Hope you enjoy the listen, I’m open to
mix level suggestions, or noticeable clams, etc. Thanks

http://kennyleverett.bandcamp.com/track/promise-of-rain

Promise Of Rain
© 2018 Kenny Leverett
10/04/2018

Just a few miles north of Nashville
Caught in a hard September rain
In a sea of cars all drowning
Motionless and trying to maintain

Too much time to think about
The things that finally pulled us apart
Now doctors lawyers counselors
Can’t mend two broken hearts

And it’s an old familiar thunder
Always with the promise of rain
Movin on in a wide eyed slumber
Thinking we can leave behind the pain

Just a few miles north of Nashville
And the rain keeps coming’ down
Fighting everything inside me
That says turn this car around

And it’s an old familiar thunder
Always with the promise of rain
Movin on in a wide eyed slumber
Thinking we can leave behind the pain
And it’s an old familiar thunder
Always with the promise of rain

RT Bass 1190
RT Pedal Steel 2542
RT Drums BluesRockSlow EV side stick
RT Guitar Bckgrnd Dreamy 367
RT Guitar PopBalladSlowGritty 842 (A: arp)
RT Guitar Soloist 1513

Top
#495137 - 10/11/18 03:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1216
Tangmo Offline
Expert

Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1216
That was good. I mean, good. Songwriting, singing, production. I hope you don't need me to tell you it was good. You well earned that Dr. Pepper.

Took a while to "hear" the delay in the vocals. Very tasteful and not "effecty". Nice work.

Also had to look and see that was a BIAB soloist. Nice work there too.

Dang, grab you a six-pack!
_________________________
BIAB 2020 Audiophile. Windows 10 64bit. Songwriter, lyricist, composer(?) loving all styles. Some pre-BIAB music from Farfetched Tangmo Band's first CD. https://alonetone.com/tangmo/playlists/close-to-the-ground

Top
#495143 - 10/11/18 04:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3639
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3639
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Excellent Kenny!

Great lyrics, love the first verse especially. And your vocal is always special, lots of passion and great tone.

"Band" sounds great and I think the mix is spot on too. A little too much delay on the vocal for my tastes, but it didn't take away from my enjoyment of the song.

Top
#495150 - 10/11/18 05:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 1484
beatmaster Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 1484
Nice laid back sound , easy listening and relaxing song.
Enjoyed this.
_________________________
win 10 64 bit 16gb, ssd 500gb, Alesis multimix8 usb,ketron sd,Roland BK-7M, 1000,shure sm7b,sonar,acid,mixcraft, variety of plugins.Sample tank 3, TC Helicon Voicelive 3 2 ,Byerdynamic 770 pro, akg k270,akg k701.
https://beatmaster1.bandcamp.com/releases

Top
#495158 - 10/11/18 06:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3414
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3414
Really nice work, Kenny smile Precisely the kind of tune you can just get lost in and drift away to. Very relaxing, and very easily to digest. Love your vocals on this, and it is the perfect level of catchy too.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#495199 - 10/11/18 09:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9044
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9044
Loc: Florida
Kenny,

An Excellent, Top-Notch write! You seem to get better with each song (and you were "top-notch" to begin with!)!!

I love! your melodies!!! So "right" - sing-able, interesting, often unexpected.

Your lyrics are polished, yet "raw". Never cliche. A delight. Exceptional.

The production is super. Elegant. Your vocal, as always, has "heart".

THIS is a great listen.

(I thought the vocal was a bit more "crispy" than it should be)

fj

Top
#495201 - 10/11/18 09:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 3003
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 3003
Kenny,
Tangmo summed up my thoughts nicely:" That was good. I mean, good. Songwriting, singing, production. I hope you don't need me to tell you it was good. You well earned that Dr. Pepper."

Your vocals have a kind of visceral, attention grabbing quality I always enjoy and you don`t disappoint here.That said, I thought the delay on verses subtle as it is, was a bit distracting -worked for me on the chorus.

Robert

Top
#495245 - 10/11/18 02:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4078
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4078
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Kenny !


What a beautiful tune !
Liked everything about it !

Take care !


Cheers
Dani

Top
#495256 - 10/11/18 02:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4026
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4026
Loc: Sydney Australia
Kenny

Really nice songwriting. Excellent melody and backing - strong lyric and vocals.
Enjoyed it all.

Peter

Top
#495266 - 10/11/18 02:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: Tangmo]
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
44kfl Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Originally Posted By: Tangmo
That was good. I mean, good. Songwriting, singing, production. I hope you don't need me to tell you it was good. You well earned that Dr. Pepper.

Took a while to "hear" the delay in the vocals. Very tasteful and not "effecty". Nice work.

Also had to look and see that was a BIAB soloist. Nice work there too.

Dang, grab you a six-pack!


I'm addicted you know, I try to limit myself to one (Dr. Pepper) a day
but it tastes so much better when I feel I've accomplished something.

Thank you for your very kind words

Top
#495268 - 10/11/18 02:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: BlueAttitude]
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
44kfl Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Excellent Kenny!

Great lyrics, love the first verse especially. And your vocal is always special, lots of passion and great tone.

"Band" sounds great and I think the mix is spot on too. A little too much delay on the vocal for my tastes, but it didn't take away from my enjoyment of the song.


Thanks Dave,

I appreciate your kind words, I went back and cut the delay just a little
will probably repost with a few other tweaks.
My hearing is getting so bad that I'm mostly using presets and not tinkering
too much so I'm looking for advice, thanks

Top
#495300 - 10/11/18 04:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5566
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5566
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Sounds like you had an excellent trip. So glad it inspired this tune. Another super vocal and backtrack. Well done Kenny. Loved the guitar work...

Top
#495315 - 10/11/18 07:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4644
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4644
Cool to bring up how you reward yourself. grin For me it's an A&W root beer. As someone already said this one represents a well deserved Dr. Pepper for you.

Top
#495438 - 10/12/18 11:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3202
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3202
Loc: Missouri
Kenny, what a great laid-back feel this tune has! It’s perfect for the subject matter! I love how the melody in the second line of each verse re-traces the steps of the first line to me it really makes the song! Great work again as always! Thanks, Torrey
_________________________
Torrey Bliss
www.soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss



Top
#495675 - 10/13/18 08:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: beatmaster]
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
44kfl Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Nice laid back sound , easy listening and relaxing song.
Enjoyed this.


beatmaster, thanks for the listen and the kind words,

I appreciate that you find the music relaxing and laid back
while the character in the song is suffering from anxiety and on
the verge of tears.
It's all good, I'm not trying to be sarcastic
Everybody hears songs differently, that's a great thing
Thanks

Top
#495676 - 10/13/18 08:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
44kfl Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2360
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Really nice work, Kenny smile Precisely the kind of tune you can just get lost in and drift away to. Very relaxing, and very easily to digest. Love your vocals on this, and it is the perfect level of catchy too.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!


Thanks Deryk

Top
#495696 - 10/13/18 10:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1187
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Online   content
Expert

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1187
Loc: Virginia USA
Good singing and melody. I really like the lyrics. The following stood out for me:

Now doctors lawyers counselors
Can’t mend two broken hearts

And it’s an old familiar thunder
Always with the promise of rain

Brilliant!

Top
#495709 - 10/13/18 11:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9976
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9976
Loc: GA USA
“Just a few miles north of Nashville
Caught in a hard September rain
In a sea of cars all drowning
Motionless and trying to maintain”

Man, what a way to kick off an emotion drenched tune.

This is one of those tunes that’ll rip the paint right off our your heart.

It’s a great write, sung soulfully and excellently produced with a very effective BiaB group of musicians.

High bar, indeed.

J&B

Top
#495796 - 10/13/18 09:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 2102
Loc: Aichi, Japan
animarorecords Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 2102
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Kenny

Wonderful slow Ballad!
Great vocal and nice melody.
Reverb effect on vocal is beautiful.
It is also very cool to start from Am despite the tune in C major key.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

Top
#495802 - 10/13/18 10:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2096
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2096
Loc: Finland
Beautiful ballad, the melancholy chording fits nicely these darkening and rainy days. The effect on vocals sounds like whispering leaves when they fall. Great production, the solo guitar is excellent choice.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >


PG Music News
Free Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows Update Available!

Update your installation of Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows for free today!

With the latest update, we've addressed user reported issues with using ASIO drivers, exported MIDI files, out-of-sync visual playback, Mixer volumes, and more!

If you're using Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows, download this free update today.

(This update also includes DAW Plugin build v.3.4.4)

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 French for Windows is Here!

Nous avons beaucoup travaillé pour offrir à Band-in-a-Box® 2021 cette étonnante panoplie de quelques 80 fonctions inédites et sa collection de contenus originaux à savoir: 202 RealTracks, des RealStyles inédits, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Etudes Instrument, des Performances Artiste, un Bonus RealDrums "Solo", des transcriptions RealDrums, les MultiStyles PAK 1, les Xtra Styles PAK 10 et bien plus encore …!

Nouvelles Fonctionnalités
Band-in-a-Box® et RealBand 2021: Tous Packages

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows Reviews!

Head to www.gearsltuz.com for the latest Band-in-a-Box® reviews by Sound-Guy and CoolGuitarGear!

Band-in-a-Box continues to evolve into an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians. You can produce not only new compositions and arrangements, but also perform them with excellent musical “talent”. It’s easy to use the basic functions, and challenging enough to keep you occupied for years. As it has been for years, it’s an amazing program.
-Sound-Guy

From my perspective, as a long-time user of BIAB, the above improvements, changes and additions definitely take the program to the next step. The new elements and audio upgrading are fantastic and I’m even more excited to work with this version than some others in the past.
-CoolGuitarGear

How To Quickly Adjust Your Chord Sheet Size

Did you know you can quickly adjust the size of your chord sheet in Band-in-a-Box® by holding CTRL while scrolling with the mouse scroll wheel?

How handy!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 German for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 für Windows® ist hier!
Wir waren fleißig und haben 80 neue Funktionen und eine erstaunliche Sammlung neuer Inhalte hinzugefügt, darunter 202 RealTracks, neue RealStyles, MIDI-SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Bonus RealDrums "Singles", RealDrums Transkriptionen, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 10 und vieles mehr!

Was ist neu? | Paket

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows - New Intro Options!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2021 there are additional options for generating an intro!

Within Band-in-a-Box, choose Song Form | Generate Intro to see all the different options available:
-All Instruments
-Drums only
-Bass and Drums
-NEW! Bass only
-NEW! Bass then Bass & Drums
-NEW! Drums then Bass & Drums
-NEW! Piano Only
-NEW! Guitar Only
-NEW! Strings Only
-NEW! Custom - you pick!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac Update Available!

We've updated our Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac to enhance Big Sur and M1 capabilities, improve the notation window, resolve AIFF rendering errors, as well as addressing a few other user-reported issues.

Using Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac? Update for free today.

Forum Stats
34008 Members
67 Forums
68462 Topics
586929 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
SunsetPoet, Ersol55, S.B. Greer, Bluesariffic, The Lord

34007 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
dcuny 184
MarioD 180
MusicStudent 151
Jim Fogle 138
Matt Finley 138
Janice & Bud 128
VideoTrack 122
CaptainMoto 92
eddie1261 90
floyd jane 86
Today's Birthdays
Cygni_61, LisaHaywood