SEARCH the Guide, by date, band, artist, event, festival, etc. (in addition to the sidebar)

Sunday, March 2, 2014


The Guide brings you this short special edition, in advance of today's full edition, due shortly.

What better than appropriate music to celebrate the welcoming return of rain to Southern California amidst a record drought?

RUSSELL PARIS, co-founder and co-host with wife Julie of the renowned “RUSS & JULIES’ HOUSE CONCERTS” series in Agoura Hills (west of Thousand Oaks, California) spent part of his day Saturday compiling a hefty playlist. Much of it is Folk-Americana, and plenty of that is acoustic tracks.

Russ’ list received additions from numerous others, including the Guide’s editor. Here’s the list, as Russ created it, followed by the compiled additions. It’s a great mix of music that’s iconic, and music you should explore.

With sporadic showers predicted through Sunday, and reports of downpours in some places, even as we publish this, you might yet be able to give yourself a soundtrack to accompany the pitter-patter (or thunderous roar) of raindrops on your roof.

Russ Paris’ “Playlist” ~

Chicago – “Another Rainy Day in New York City”
Berkley Hart – “Barrel of Rain”
Dar Williams – “The Beauty of the Rain”
The Kennedys – “Blackberry Rain”
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – “Buy for Me the Rain”
Everly Brothers – “Crying in the Rain”
Eric Clapton – “Diamonds Made From Rain”
The Kennedys – “Didn't it Rain”
Barbra Streisand – “Don't Rain on My Parade”
Peter, Paul & Mary – “Early Mornin' Rain”
James Taylor – “Fire and Rain”
Simon & Garfunkel – “Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall”
Led Zeppelin – “Fool in the Rain”
Bob Dylan – “A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall”
Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”
Eurythmics – “Here Comes the Rain Again”
Kenny Edwards – “I Can't Stand the Rain”
Jeff Larson – “I Don't Mind the Rain”
Darryl Purpose – “I Lost a Day to the Rain”
Eddie Rabbit – “I Love a Rainy Night”
Lowen & Navarro – “If I Was the Rain”
Albert Hammand – “It Never Rains in Southern California”
Supertramp – “It's Raining Again”
Neil Sedaka – “Laughter in the Rain”
Eric Hansen – “Let it Rain”
Bruce Hornsby – “Mandolin Rain”
Lowen & Navarro – “Maybe it Will Rain”
Jeff Larson – “Monday Clouds Tuesday Rain”
Bryndle – “Night Full of Rain”
Guns N' Roses – “November Rain”
The Duhks – “Out of the Rain”
Prince – “Purple Rain”
Beatles – “Rain”
J.D. Souther – “Rain”
Naked to the World – “Rain”
Jim Croce – “Alabama Rain”
The Guess Who – “Rain Dance”
The Rolling Stones – “Rain Fall Down”
Little Big Town – “Rain on a Tin Roof”
Jeff Larson – “Rain on Me / In the Rain”
Lovin' Spoonful – “Rain on the Roof”
John Mellencamp – “Rain on the Scarecrow”
The Cowsills – “The Rain, the Park & Other Things”
B.J. Thomas – “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”
Lowen & Navarro – “Raining in My Eyes”
Keith Urban – “Raining on Sunday”
Traffic – “Rainmaker”
Bob Dylan – “Rainy Day Women #12 & #35”
The Carpenters – “Rainy Days and Mondays”
The Kennedys – “Right as Rain”
Valerie Carter – “Ringing Doorbells in the Rain”
Stephen Bishop – “Save it for a Rainy Day”
Ronnie Milsap – “Smoky Mountain Rain”
James Lee Stanley – “Stop this Rain”
Janis Siegel – “Sweet September Rain”
The 4 Seasons – “Tell it to the Rain”
David Crosby – “Traction in the Rain”
Wendy Waldman – “Waiting for the Rain”
Griffin House – “Waiting for the Rain to Come”
Love Unlimited – “Walking in the Rain with the One I Love”
Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Who'll Stop the Rain”

Numerous others added the following to Russ Paris’ list:

Andrew Lorand – “A Quarter Inch of Rain in L.A.”
The Weather Girls – “It's Raining Men”
Gene Kelly – “I'm Singing in the Rain”
Lady Blacksmith Mambaso – “Rain Rain Beautiful Rain”
Big Sambo – “The Rains Came”
The Salty Suites – “Hear the Thunder”
Jack Sidney Brown – “Something About the Rain”
Randy Newman – “I Think It's Going to Rain”
Brook Benton – “Rainy Night in Georgia”
Grateful Dead – “Box of Rain”
Jimi Hendrix – “Rainy Day, Dream Away"
Jimi Hendrix – “Still Raining, Still Dreaming”
Grateful Dead – “Looks Like Rain”
Kamm & MacDonald – “Walking in Rainy Days”
Doc Watson – “Let it Rain”

The Guide’s editor, a former radio producer / host, added:

John Denver, "Annie's Song" ("like a storm in the desert... like a walk in the rain...")
Waylon Jennings, "Rainy Day Woman" (it's not the same as Dylan's song)
Eagles, "No More Cloudy Days" ("...staring at the pouring rain...")
Gordon Lightfoot, “Early Mornin' Rain”
The Browne Sisters & George Cavanaugh – “Ready for the Storm”
Peter Rowan & Tony Rice – “Cold Rain & Snow”
Tish Hinojosa – “Something in the Rain”
Tish Hinojosa – “Looking for My Love in the Pouring Rain”
David Francey – “Come Rain or Come Shine”
New Christy Minstrels – “Stormy”
Delbert McClinton – “Watchin’ the Rain”
Lynn Miles – “Rainmaker”
Nanci Griffith – “Storms”
Jimmy LaFave – “When it Starts to Rain”
Brad Colerick – “Dismal River Rain”
Pine Mountain Railroad – “Beyond the Rain”
Dafni – “The Wind and the Rain”
Ciunas – “The Stormy Day” (set of reels)
Molly’s Revenge – “The Rainy Day”
R.W. Hampton – “When it Rains”

And finally, Gary Lynch, co-producer of the “Camarillo Café” concert series, added, ”For the farmers, ‘Pennies from Heaven’.”

To which we add the delightful cover / medley by Chris Webster & Nina Gerber – “Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World.”
More, soon, as always.
♪  The Guide will be making CH-CH-CHANGES – turn, embrace the change – VERY soon. Some folks will like some, others will not. There will be points of departure to make room (and time) for the new. We’ll do what we can, because as always, we operate with the editor’s motto, “One does what one can.”
Direct to the current editions /
MOBILE-DEVICE-FRIENDLY editions load quickly at
CONTACT US / Questions / Comments / SUBSCRIBE to our notices, etc., all at
Contents copyright © 2014,
Lawrence Wines & Tied to the Tracks.
All rights reserved.
The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE endeavors to bring you NEWS and views of interest to artists everywhere, more specifically to musicians, music makers and the creative community and fans of acoustic and Folk-Americana music, both traditional and innovative. We provide a wealth of resources, including a HUGE catalog of acoustic-friendly venues, and for ten years, THE most extensive and comprehensive event write-ups schedules of performances in Southern California, at venues large and small. We cover festivals, music and arts conferences, workshops and other events for artists and folks in the music industry, and all kids o’ things in the world of acoustic and Americana and accessible classical music. From washtub bass to musical spoons to oboe to viola to banjo to squeezebox, from Djangostyle to new-fangled-old-time string band music, from sweet Cajun fiddle to pre-bluegrass Appalachian mountain music to proto blues, we’ve covered it, introducing readers to new artists and groups, and we will again.
The Acoustic Americana Music Guide. We’re on it.

No comments: