Thrilled that you found me...
Welcome to my website! Its actually surreal that I'm sharing my original tunes with you. My new single, 'Sacrifice' off my album 'Hustle Up' was just released and you can find it on itunes, amazon and all those cool social platforms. It's about going back to a carefree time in life when you might run into that memorable, intriguing someone in the middle of a french cafe. On this crazy escapade of being a songwriter, I have joyously discovered that my lifelong habit of daydreaming finally has a brand new purpose.
Here's the story.
As recently as a couple of years ago, I was still immersed in a life of painting and photography. Music was not yet a part of the plan. Its possible that the solitude of being a painter and the exploration of that time period offered an expressionistic perspective to songwriting. Not sure if it was an innate sense of restlessness, but I gradually seemed to put the paintbrush aside in search of a more flamboyant type of canvas and palette.
This soulful period was intensely magnified one day when a friend took me to see a Rickie Lee Jones concert. The me walking into that concert became transformed and re-ignited during those life-changing 90 minutes. I'm still not exactly sure how I got the courage, but when I got home I blindly started writing songs with an inexplicable, focused passion that has led to my debut EP 'Feel Fearless!' and subsequently the 'Hustle Up' album. I truly hope you enjoy these songs and I can't thank you enough for taking the time and thought to listen. Keep feeding your soul good love and good music wherever you may find yourself on this wild planet.
Diversions LA says in their February 2018 review, Carolee Rainey Tells Listeners to Feel Fearless. "Evoking comparisons with Stevie Nicks, the songs on her potent debut mini-album reflect inspirational and empowering messages lyrically. The music is solid, strongly singable, and will delightfully lodge in listeners internal musical repertoire for a long time."
Philosophically, Rainey says she views life as a journey. She asks that listeners tune in to her songs because “they visit darkness and lightness with a splash of lonely and recklessness.”
Tight backing musicians create magnetic listenable support to Rainey, including Thad DeBrock, Richard Hammond, Doug Yowell, Everett Bradley and Clifford Carter on acoustic piano and keys. The album was produced by Grammy and Emmy award winning producer Robert L. Smith at Defy Recordings and Avatar Studios. A tremendous thank you goes out to the brilliant David Veslocki for your belief and support with my whole imaginative and insane music ride including playing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre someday in Denver, Colorado!