Jan Goldstein - Bass vocs
Steve Lane Cutler - Guitar vocs
Brad Poulin - Drums,Percussion
Chris Andrews -Drums,percussion
Adam Cote - congas, percussion
Dr. Gary Greenberg - keyboards
Doug Chaphe - Keyboards,vocs
John Kneeland - Guitar,vocs
sometimes....lot'sa guests and friends ....
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"they are a true modular band..and can be any combination from duo to quintet and beyond!" (a guy at a DR3 show)
Desert Rain shows are genuinely fun and performed with a certain warmth , intimacy and confidence that comes with playing for many years (group of surprised and possibly audibly challenged elderly citizens)
Desert Rain trio shows are chock full of Classic Rock gems to Classic and Modern and often outlaw C&W and a heap of reggae /new grass / Grateful Dead meets Frank Zappa inspired Jam / Jazz not to mention some tasty singer songwriter nuggets & straight avante/weird open ended Phish like grooves and just about everything else ya might run across out there beyond the perimeter , and there bye taking the listener and band members on a shared musical journey touching on a fair number of related and unrelated genres and hybridizing a few in the process . in short...
With a shared and intense love of the song and the ever present element of extreme
( in the moment ) spontaneity
and a borderline FREAKISH devotion to make people Dance ... Desert Rain Trio is a happy dose of good old Americana tinged bluegrasstafarian fun !
Go catch a Desert Rain Trio show you will not be disappointed!
Desert Rain Is a band that started back in 1987 in a much simpler time and space....
It is in that tradition that the Desert Rain Duo, Trio, and Quartet,,,,etc play music
With a fearless love for the song coupled with a strong urge to make people dance
The Band got it’s started playing together in Thompson CT With founding members John Kneeland and Jan Goldstein over the years there have been many many line ups always bringing the band a new sound and different dynamics. Desert Rain takes strong influence from Johnny Cash ,The Grateful Dead ,Bob Dylan, Talking Heads to Bob Marley and are particularly fond of covering blues ,rock ,country,reggae,funk and every genre in between
Desert Rain shows are genuinely fun and performed with a certain warmth , intimacy and confidence that comes with playing for many years.
This Year marks the 25th anniversary of the band , and currently there are two or three different line ups that make up the band, with the song writing team of Jan Goldstein on bass/vocs and Stephen cutler guitar/vocs (Danielson CT) being the 2 constant in both bands . The Percussion duties are handled by Brad Poulin - drums (southbridge MA) and Chris Andrews - drums as well as Adam Cote - conga (both from NE CT) rounding out the two line ups is Harmonica maestro Warren “Bee” Bachman and Dr Gary Greenberg - keys , also long time Rain alumni Doug Chaphe on keys/vocs and John Kneeland on Guitar/vocs.
The Line up is always fun and keeps the music fresh!
Always exploring new avenues Band leader and co founder Jan Goldstein has created a brand new animated series titled “Out Of the Rain” now in it’s third episode ,it’s enjoying a warm and growing underground internet following ! You can watch the show by going to www.livestream.com/therainderf (address questions or comments to rain firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Desert Rain trio is enjoying a wonderful year of music making and bringing the party to where they need it the most ! Catch them when you can ! Friend us on Facebook and stay tuned for a upcoming Desert Rain Anniversary Party /Summer festival announcement!
Visit us online for scheduled ,videos, free downloads @ www.reverbnation.com/desertraintrio and like us on FB www.facebook.com/desertraintrio
please watch OUT OF THE RAIN the brand new show made by US
in the Morning Steve likes to do his ritual thang called the morning edition....and it usually happens everyday from around 8:00am est to 10:30am est . It started as time and silence filler in the live music rooms of Paltalk (because musicians in North America are sleepy at 8 oclock in the frickin mornin hey! usually) ...and has blossomed ever so slightly into a sort of montage of paltalk personalities and festive morning coffee wake n debate absurdity / tom foolery !It's kind of a party in your ear with killer music from every genre (pretty much) and just good old fashioned adult fun and Humor.
click on the picture (below) to listen to the morning edition
STREAMING DAILY 8am - 10:30am eastern standard time
click image below and wait a moment for the web page to open & the player to start
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