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: 1368
Tangmo Offline
Expert

Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1368
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 2021 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: 4344
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 4344
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: 1674
beatmaster Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 1674
Nice laid back sound , easy listening and relaxing song.
Enjoyed this.
_________________________
win 10 64 bit 16gb,i7 chip, ssd 500gb, m-audio air, ,Roland BK-7M, 1000,shure sm7b,sonar,acid,mixcraft, variety of plugins.Sample tank 3,Kontakt. TC Helicon Voicelive 3 2 .
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: 10206
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10206
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: 3179
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 3179
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: 4254
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4254
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: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
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: 6641
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6641
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: 4997
Loc: Gulf Coast
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4997
Loc: Gulf Coast
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.
_________________________
Josie Beck - Youtube Channel
I'm moving most of my music off Soundcloud.
Click my Youtube link above to hear my songs.
Thank you.

Top
#495438 - 10/12/18 11:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 4236
Loc: United States
Torrey Bliss Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 4236
Loc: United States
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
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/torrey_bliss
Peerless Godin Fender Taylor Guitars

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: 1787
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1787
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: 11778
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 11778
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
_________________________
J&B Videos
J&B Soundcloud
J&B Website

Top
#495796 - 10/13/18 09:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Promise Of Rain [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 2396
Loc: Aichi, Japan
animarorecords Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 2396
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: 2718
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2718
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
New Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Add-ons are Here!

We're excited to say that we've just released some amazing new RealStyles with XPro Styles PAKs 2 & 3 and Xtra Styles PAK 13 for Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows or Mac!

XPro Styles PAK 2 includes 100 fresh new RealStyles that will up the utility and fun factor of the Band-in-a-Box® Pro version by adding 25 rock and pop styles, 25 jazz styles, 25 country styles, and 25 folk styles! XPro Styles PAK 3 goes even further - not only is it packed 100 new RealStyles, it includes 35 RealTracks that are not included with a Pro or MegaPAK purchase - adding even more versatility to what these can do! Sink your teeth into 25 rock/pop styles, 25 jazz/funk styles, 25 country/bluegrass styles, and 25 styles featuring a mix of genres ranging from high energy electro swing to ambient grooves and everything in between.

With the new Xtra Styles PAK 13, we're going to make the number thirteen lucky again! There are 200 new RealStyles for Rock/Pop, Jazz, Country, and Singer-Songwriter. Some examples of what's included: Mellow soundtrack rock, Americana country lullaby, western swing big band, coffee house jazz waltz, jazzy jump blues, songwriter gospel ballad, fast indie rock, vintage clav funk, country pop march, and much, much more!

And they're all ON SALE until July 15th! Purchase Xtra Styles PAKs or XPro Styles PAKs for only $29 per PAK (regular price $49 each)!

Purchase XPro Styles PAKs
Purchase Xtra Styles PAKs
Learn more & watch our video demonstrations

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac is here!

There are 50+ new features, 222 new RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Xtra Styles PAK 13, XPro Styles PAKs 2 & 3, New "playable RealTracks" Hi-Q sounds, 2 sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Upgrade purchases until July 15, 2022 - save up to 50% when you purchase a Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac Upgrade!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2022 packages! For more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!), upgrade it to the 2022 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac.

How to: Opening Multiple Instances of Band-in-a-Box®

Did you know that you can have multiple instances of Band-in-a-Box® open on your computer? There was a conversation about this recently on our Forum, so we put together this video explaining how: Opening Multiple Instances of Band-in-a-Box®

Want to see a quick video tutorial that's not on our Tips & Tricks list? You can post your request to our I want a video that shows me how to .... forum.

How to: Replacing a MIDI Track with an Audio Track (RealBand)

Using RealBand and wondering how to replace a MIDI track with an audio track?

We show you how in our RealBand®: Replacing a MIDI Track with an Audio Track
video!

How to: Setup and Record with a MIDI Keyboard in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

Do you want to record your MIDI keyboard into Band-in-a-Box®, but aren't sure where to start? This quick video is what you've been looking for! How to Setup and Record with a MIDI Keyboard in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows.

User Guide: Working with MIDI

How to: Why Does My Song Keep Looping in Band-in-a-Box®?

Your Band-in-a-Box® song is looping, and you don't want it to - what do you do?

Fortunately, this is a program setting that can be adjusted - see how this is done: Band-in-a-Box®: Why Does My Song Keep Looping?

Want to see a quick video tutorial that's not on our Tips & Tricks list? You can post your request to our I want a video that shows me how to .... forum.

(Additional Song Preferences you might also find useful: Global Song Overrides)

How to: Copy Chords and Song Info from Band-in-a-Box® to a Document

Did you know that you can copy the chords and other details of your Band-in-a-Box song into a document? We show you how in this video: How to Copy Chords and Song Info from Band-in-a-Box® to a Document

Learn more about this feature: Online Manual - Copy/Paste Chords as Simple Text

Forum Stats
36184 Members
64 Forums
74799 Topics
656918 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
JuanGonzales, hhendric, mariusnoah, Khalid Ali, RIASAGE

36184 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Icelander 244
zedd 171
MarioD 144
Torrey Bliss 130
Janice & Bud 121
Rustyspoon# 90
Matt Finley 85
Pipeline 83
Rob Helms 82
Jim Fogle 78
Today's Birthdays
Trompito