Raining in the Desert

This little ditty is called "Raining in the Desert" - The idea for this song actually started taking shape years ago, as some songs tend to do.

I remember being on tour and riding through the desert somewhere looking out of the window and wondering what it would be like if it just suddenly started raining. Hmm... sure would have been a strange contrast to what I was seeing at the time with the all the cactus and sandy terrain.

Bam. Song idea. Only took me about 15 years to do something with it!

Yes it's about raining in the desert "the cactus plants are smiling and the ground begins to smile...." but it's actually a metaphor about hope and how a troubled inner city youth finds solace in the rain. 

Hope you like it. I recorded it at my studio in New orleans and played all instruments. My friend Jack Miele mixed it at my studio a few days later. Video was shot by Rick Gadd.

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Elizabeth D.

BADASS playing and singing! 

Andy K.

That's the ticket !! Exactly what I needed to start my day off on the right note. Absolutely killer !!

tim b.

Shane: What amp/speaker are we hearing - that crunch is awesome!

Shane T.

Soldano, for pretty much all the crunch..... I think the speaker is a Weber Silver Bell, I can't remember...either that or an EV. 

DENNIS B.

Meant More of that please...sorry keypad froze on me

DENNIS B.

Killa riff! More of that plea.   !1

Shane T.

Thanks Dennis! Yeah like I was telling Tim (below) I've been working on a trio project with a couple of great players- Toss Panos on drums (S. Lukather, Robben Ford, S. Vai) and Jorgen Carlsson on bass from Govt Mule. It's right in this vein...funky but heavy with vocals......will have some new music from this project in the next few months!

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