Rainy Eyes “Lonesome Highway” – songwriting as therapy

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Rainy Eyes infuses a little bit of Louisiana into her new single ‘Lonesome Highway’.   With a loping Cajun drumbeat propelling things along as a tele twangs, a story of perseverance unfolds.  This is the title track of the new full-length album produced by Dick Powell. The Norwegian-born songwriter found herself in San Francisco with a marriage that was crumbling.  She wrote the songs for the record in the aftermath of the breakup and relocated to Louisiana where she recorded the final tracks.

“Songwriting became my therapy. It was basically how I dealt with the pain and the trauma. The music helped me heal,” says Rainy. “This album is about how I had to help myself. To take that pain and use it. For it not to destroy me, but to make me who I am.”

About Ed Donnelly 153 Articles
Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.
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