My friend Kim Maxwell likes to gather her fellow performers, hold hands backstage, and do a "hooky spooky." She appeals to "my higher power, I still don't know what to call you" for the power to "fling ourselves wildly into the void" as we hit the stage. That is what I am doing as I launch my film into the world.read moreUnintended consequences, or how the trouble in the music business affects you, music lovers My musician acquaintance Tristan Avakian had the most unexpected perspective today on Facebook on an article about the dressage team in the Olympics. This was his takeaway: "reading this beautiful article, it strikes me how closely competition dressage parallels the cultivation of a music career. it is an antiquated tradition, the costs are astronomical, the chances slim, and now the potential rewards are pitifully small. it's already dominated by the independently wealthy, and I could easily see it becoming exclusively an aristocratic pursuit. even as my artist career unfolds, and develops, I wonder if I, as a father and a provider, can - in good conscience - go on. I might need to fold."read more
Chris Jay - VC Reporter - June 9. 2016 https://www.vcreporter.com/2016/06/09/rain-at-the-movies/ The multitalented Rain Perry has been a fixture in the art, culture and music community for years. The Ojai singer and songwriter has released multiple records, sung the theme song for a national TV show, made an appearance on that same show, written and performed a play based on her own childhood, and played host to countless songwriting workshops, classes and house concerts.read moreby Pam Baumgardner - VenturaRocks.com Ojai musician singer/songwriter Rain Perry’s foray into filmmaking has resulted in a thought provoking, fascinating look at the music industry and how it has evolved the past fifty years. The film highlights the career of musician/producer Mark Hallman of Congress House Studio out of Austin, Texas. To make the film, Perry teamed up with Micah Van Hove, Director of Photography, who taught her invaluable lessons on filmmaking. Perry was able to produce the film as a result of a successful Indiegogo campaign.read more
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