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Rain

Posted in Autumn Boukadakis, Neko Case, Patty Griffin on December 10, 2008 by AmericanaPulse

This week’s theme over at Star Maker Machine is “Winter Wonderland,” and we’re all supposed to post songs about snow… which I did. However… It’s a bit tough for me to get into the winter spirit when it rained all night last night here in East Tennessee. Right now the temperatures are near sixty degrees and we have rain predicted for most of the rest of the week. Hardly a “Winter Wonderland.”

Which brings me to today’s post… a brief mini-mix of songs for a rainy day.

We’ll start with “Rain” from Patty Griffin’s 2002 album 1,000 Kisses. Patty is one of my favorite artists and is one of the best songwriters in the biz today. “Rain” is also my wife’s favorite song.

After that, “Rain Down” from Autumn Boukadakis’ (she goes by simply “Autumn”) 2008 album Velvet Sky. I was not aware of Autumn’s music until I was sent a copy of her sophomore album recently. She is a songwriter from Austin, TX who has covered Patty Griffin on each of her first two albums and works with Fats Kaplan and Danny Flowers on her new album. If you can judge an artist by the company they keep… I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on Autumn in the future.

We finish with Neko Case’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “Buckets of Rain.” Neko’s version of this song first appeared on a Starbuck’s Coffee CD called Sweetheart 2005: Love Songs in 2005. A live version can be found on her Live from Austin, TX CD from last year.

So here you go… songs for a gloomy rainy day.

Patty Griffin: Rain (Buy Album)
Autumn: Rain Down (Buy Album)
Neko Case: Buckets of Rain (Buy Album)