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Make it Rain

Keith and Dayan - Make It Rain - Cover Image

Make it Rain

Provenance: 

Recorded to 2" analog tape and mixed through analog console to DSD64.

Album Credits: 
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Cookie Marenco
ESE LogoExtended Sound Environment (E.S.E.)

OTR Studios
Belmont CA, USA
Assistant engineers: Patrick O'Connor, Tim Jones, Michael Howles
All songs recorded live in the studio
18 May 2009, tracks 9 & 11
recorded 8 September 2009

Keith Greeninger — vocals / acoustic guitar / percussion
Dayan Kai — vocals / steel & nylon string guitars / dobro / piano / flute / cajon

On tracks 1,4,7:
Steve Uccello — stand up bass
Jim Norris — drums & percussion

Cover Painting by Troy Cook
Released 2009
# Play Song Title Duration
1.

That's What Makes You Strong

4:19
2.

Please Be With Me

4:41
3.

I Can Make It Rain

3:38
4.

Friend of the Devil

5:29
5.

Thanks for All the Things You Do

3:38
6.

Ruby and Rosie

5:53
7.

San Juan Song

5:45
8.

Our Lady of the Well

6:05
9.

Arsenal of Doves

3:15
10.

Crow on the Cradle

7:32
11.

Diamond Mines

5:06
12.

Bid You Goodnight

6:24

This project was recorded with renown Grammy-nominated engineer and producer Cookie Marenco.
The album is a live studio recording that uses the highest grade equipment available to capture the natural dynamics, spontaneity and passion of their performances.

Make it Rain is a project the two had been intending to make for a while. Set in more of a Duo format, it includes material that has become long time fan favorites throughout their years of touring the country, but of these songs have never been available on recording untill now. Though Greeninger and Kai both contribute original material to the new CD, they also perform powerful renditions of songs by some of their favorite writers.

For this latest project, Keith and Dayan set out to use a more honest, old school approach to the recording process. Most of this CD was recorded in one eight-hour session without head phones or overdubs. Working with acclaimed natural sound pioneer Cookie Marenco was the perfect fit for this project. Known for her work as a producer in the early days of Windham Hill, as well as for her pristine Jazz recordings, Marenco's use of 2" analog tape, unique microphone placement and minimal studio effects and compression help create the ESE (Extended Sound Environment) effect, giving this recording the feeling of being in the room with the artist.

Mood Description:
Live acoustic performance by multi-instrumentalist duo
Additional Artists:
Steve Uccello, Jim Norris