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Our Voice October 2003 VOL.10 NO.10

On Music - Bruce Fox

Blue Rain

Let me start out by saying "Damn! what a good album!" Yeah, you can quote me on that. Blue Rain , is one of those albums you can listen to from top to bottom without hearing the same repetitious drivel you may find on a lot of albums released by the big boy labels; and for me that's the difference between being entertained and dying of terminal boredom. And if variety is the spice of life Blue Rain, has got it.

Fun little ditties such as: Most From The Host, and Platter of Love, contemplative tunes like Fly High, and Fifth Wind, all the way to rocky numbers such as Baby You Drive Me Wild, and Be You round out this independently produced album that will keep your foot tapping and your head bopping every time you turn it on and turn it up.

Blue Rain was written, performed and produced by Patsy Amico and Brian Gregg; two musicians that have played the local scene for so many years I won't hazard a guess where they haven't played. They began playing together three years ago and decided to do a duo act; starting out busking they put their considerable song-writing talents to work and began performing around Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba and recently played at the Sasquatch Music Festival.

Though Patsy and Brian opened for Juno award winner Lynn Miles, they haven't forgotten their roots and continue to busk and host the Little Flower Open Stage every Wednesday. Definitley a class act and a good one to see.

You can hear the release of Blue Rain at the Little Flower Open Stage with special guests: Peter Dykes, Dave, Bjarnason, Gary Bowman and Rusty Reed.

Friday October 3, 2003 at Rossdale Community hall 10135 - 96 Ave. 9:00 PM doors open at 8:00 PM.

All of us at Our Voice wish nothing but the best for Patsy and Brian and the release of the album: Blue Rain. If you wish to contact Patsy or Brian, check out their web site at: http://www.telusplanet.net/public/bzgregg