“My new album is my sixth, it’s called “A White Album” and it’s a record about trying to talk about this taboo topic of race. So, for me as a songwriter, it’s the way I try to figure out the world and the stuff on my mind through stories and songs and that is what this is.”
Rain Perry is an upbeat, talented performer, musician, songwriter and activist who has “Bounced” around a bit over the course of her life-time and with each stop; like a sponge, she willing immersed herself in various waters and soaked up all around her.
Rain’s mother passed away when both were of a young age, leaving Rain to be raised by her “Hippie” father who was an actor and writer, whom according to Rain’s website, “Moonlighted as an oyster fisherman, a chef, an ecstasy dealer, and a traffic school instructor” and one who moved with his young daughter 25 times between two states but as previously stated, Rain soaked it all up and became a by-product of her environment in the process. Her upbringing in a hippie culture of creatives, artists and musicians whose talents and ways of activism became the patches which made up her quilt; a quilt she wrapped herself in and embraced while walking some of the same paths of her communal upbringing.
Over the course of her foray into the arts, Rain has attended anti-nuclear rallies, been arrested protesting Apartheid, produced a local music festival, formed her own label called Precipitous Records and released five other recordings. She has also written a play based on her father’s passing, produced and directed a documentary, won multiple awards for her songwriting and even played herself in an episode of The CW Network’s “Life Unexpected.” Did we mention that she has done so with rheumatoid arthritis; a condition she has had since her early twenties?
One might think that given all of her experiences that she has pretty much seen it all and one would be almost correct but the question for Rain herself became; through whose eyes? One day it occurred to her that perhaps she needed to look at things differently; way differently. Living in a world that has many gray areas where all is not a simplistic black and white, she decided to challenge not only herself but all of us to consider the other side of the coin and look at things exactly that way; black and white. A very gutsy move in today’s racially charged environment but a move she thought well-worth taking.
“There are so many great records that came out in the ‘60s and ‘70s by the likes of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye that are about the experience of being black,” she began. “I wanted to instead of trying to talk about the topic which is in the forefront of our culture right now and is hard to talk about in a productive way or in a way that gets us or makes things better; it seems like everything is so fraught about this so, for me, I just thought; what if I look at life as a white person? What if I really look at that; what will I see? I came up with some family stories, some songs about me looking at life, what is it like to be white right now; so, yeah, that’s what these songs are about. For example, the first song on the record is called “Melody and Jack;” I was thinking about these stories my grandmother told me; my mom died when I was young and I was raised by my hippy dad; I wrote a whole record about being raised by my dad. My grandmother, my mom’s mom, she told me stories about my mom when she was a kid growing up in Northern California. They lived in Valeo, my grandfather worked at the Naval Yard and my grandmother had this one story she would tell about my mom and her friends and this one was about a group of her friends that were all white and one was black and one day he told my grandmother that he was in love with my mom and that he wanted to marry her one day; it was just a passing little comment that a nine or ten year old kid says and I always thought it was a sweet story and kind of sad in a way because it was impossible, I mean they were ten; right? I never really thought too much about it and then when I was working on this record I thought, wait a minute, this would have been around 1952 or 1953 and they would’ve been about the same age as Emmett Till and all of a sudden him having a crush on a girl that was white had a whole different set of implications that I had never thought of before. I felt for this kid, I thought gosh; did his mom have to talk to him about this? It could’ve been bad for him and so, the first song on the record is called “Melody and Jack” and it’s just about these two kids and me looking back at it in a different way that I hadn’t before.”
History of race in the United States has not always had a good track record and even today in the internet age where the media drafts narratives, stories are altered to fit those narratives and in some cases retracted far after the damage is done; we as humans allow emotions caused by what we see on television, online or coming from Hollywood to skew our viewpoints and perspectives. Why is today’s society being held accountable for what happened a century ago and how do we reduce any lingering animosity? Have things changed and if so; how? Rain says that she found herself struggling with those same thoughts when putting this album together.
“That’s exactly what I’m kind of wrestling over with this record,” she said with total sincerity; “What do we do going forward? I mean, I’m having a lot of conversations with people about this and that is something that resonates with people, if these things happened in the past; how do they affect me now? To me, I look at it like; whatever we can all do to make life more fair, to the extent that things are still unfair, then that is what we should do. The question of how that happened or what we do specifically, those things can be worked out when we put our minds to it; the inequities of the past are not over. The first single from the record is called “The Money” and it’s about the policy of redlining which I never knew about or had to know about because it didn’t affect me but I learned about this policy of banks after World War ll drawing red lines around neighborhoods and not lending for houses in those neighborhoods. So, that continues to affect people today because they don’t have as much equity in their homes because of these policies of the past, they can’t get college loans because they don’t have equity and it continues to perpetuate and whatever we can learn or do to untangle what happened in the past and continues to happen is all for the good.”
Although the concept of abolishing racism is a noble one; people are always going to have prejudices because it is just who we are as humans. We will always feel a certain way about groups, colors or genders based on our own experiences and environments around us; the very environments who make us each, like those same experiences, different. Rain says that she too has been guilty of the very things which caused her to look deeper inside herself and perspectives; the things which led to “A White Album.”
“I think that is such a good point,” she said in a reflective tone, “Because I think that so much of this conversation has been about either/or, either you’re racist or you’re not racist. There are some people who are happy to be called racist but most don’t want to see themselves that way and don’t want to be that way. I think a better and more productive conversation about it is; how? There are assumptions that I have made about groups of people whether it was based on race, gender or political beliefs; I don’t want to make assumptions based on people as a group, I want to see people as individuals and I always better be learning. I want to dream that we can solve this but I think that we need to all challenge ourselves a little more and that’s what this record is for me, that’s what I’m trying to do; OK what assumptions am I making? What did I used to not know and now I understand better? Can I look and not be scared to look? That’s what this is.”
On this album, she has brought in a cast of backing players to add certain nuances; Ben Lee, Akina Adderly, Betty Soo and Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco all contribute to this latest effort. However, it is the collaboration with her producer that she values most during the creative process and who she leans on as she puts together the latest leg of this; her post Covid journey.
“The main person is my producer Mark Hallman and he plays all of the instruments except for when we brought people in to do specific things; this is our fifth album together and he’s my right-hand man on all of this stuff. The second single will be the duet with Ben Lee so that’s pretty exciting and we’re just gearing up for this release because the record comes out on April 15, the first single “The Money” came out recently. This is going to be a theatrical thing, I did a one-woman show years ago called “Cinderblock Book Shelves” which was about being raised as a hippy kid by my dad and this is kind of a sequel to that; it’s me looking back on my same life but through this lens. So, I’m actually working on the performance part of it, I’m still writing it and that’s in process right now. I’m still debating how to do it, I don’t know how to perform these days in the days of Covid so, I really don’t know; I’m kind of figuring that one out (laughs). My First show like this was me and a guitar player. These songs are more arranged, they’re not as easy to do with just a guitar although I think I probably could so, I really don’t know for sure; the jury is out on that one but I’m working on it right now.”
To discover more about the “Hippy Kid” that is Rain Perry or “A White Album,” please visit www.Rainperry.com .
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Al's Airport Inn 636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton (609) 883-5252 Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Rob Silvers Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay Wed.7 p.m. Mark SaccoAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Sat. 3 p.m. Jonathn AsheArts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Fri. 7:30 p.m. Story & Verse: A Storytelling & Poetic Open Mic. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. (1 p.m.) Interwoven Stories Stitch In. FREE event (Participation encouraged) / 1 p.m. Painted Word: “Merging Poetry & Painting”Bill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Fri. 7 p.m. Joanna Caruso Sat. 7 p.m. Jessica DiDonato Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis Ages 21+Blue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Brian ElliotBoro Bean 9 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 466-6681 Sat. 11 a.m. John AbbottBowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Neil Podgurski Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. Wendy Simon Trio Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Andy PrescottBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook Fri. 8:30 p.m. DVT Presents: “The Legion of Prog’ Sat. 8 p.m. Walt Lafty, The Sheehan Brothers Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous JollyCandlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5 (Includes hot buffet)Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri./Sat. 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(Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments)Curran’s Irish Inn 1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 245-1800 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Fri. 9 p.m. Rhett Tierney Sat. 9 p.m. The Chain Gang Tues. 7:30 p.m. QuizzoDacey's Pub 215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-4838 Fri. 6 p.m. Acoustic Music Night Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo Dadz Bar and Grill 744 Main Street Lumberton (609)267-4344 Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Jimmy Mannix Fri. 8 p.m. Bilco Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Jay Millionz Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker NightDecades 2465 South Broad Street Hamilton (609) 439-0007 Tues. 8 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by DJ Wildman MannyDubai Restaurant & Bar-Anchor Lounge 3950, 931 New York Avenue Trenton Fri. 10 p.m. R & B and Chill: A Grown Sexy Experience w/ J Holiday. Hosted by @Fakewillwright feat. 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(9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (9 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper DuoHopewell Theater 5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-1964 Fri. 8 p.m. Keith Spencer Quintet: “That Old Black Magic” $35, $38, $40 Tues. 6 p.m. Food For Thought: “The Oyster Farmers” Film Plus Supper Club and Discussion. $20, $50Hopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Catmoondaddy Sat. (1 p.m.) Winery Catz (5 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. The Broken Strings Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. 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Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Fri. 9 p.m. Trailheads Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.) Tues. 8 p.m. Anna Lepeley’s “Comedians In Drag Doing Comedy” feat. CP Post, Scott Holt, Kevin Killion, Jordan dela Pena Manglona, Bryan Elias. $10, doors open at 7 p.m. Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational All shows 21+Killarney's Publick House 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 586-1166 Thurs. 6 p.m. Radio Fiction Duo Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G Sat. 9 p.m. Guns 4 Hire Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday Easter Brunch (Reservations required)Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 7 p.m. “Spring Laurita Adult Idol Finals” Sat. 1 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Elvis Tribute Dinner and Show feat. 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Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Fri. 10 p.m. Houston & The Dirty Rats, Under 95, Radical Operations. $10, doors open at 9 p.m., ages 21+ (Proof of vaccination or mask required) Wed. 10 p.m. “420 Rager” feat. DutchGuts, KeefChamber, Dab Nebula. $5, doors open at 9 p.m., ages 21+Music Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. “The Sound of Music” $23-$25 Sat. (3 p.m. / 8 p.m. ) “The Sound of Music” $23-$25 Sun. 3 p.m. “The Sound of Music” $23-$25 All Shows Require Masks for the UnvaccinatedNaked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaNew Hope Winery (The Pour House) 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Fri. 5 p.m. Strange Brew Crew Sat. (1 p.m.) Danielle Macintosh (5 p.m.) C. 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Ages 18+ (Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m.)Old Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Fri. 8 p.m. Mario & FrankPalmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Sat.12 p.m.“Strolling Musician” Bruce FredericksPatriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri BandPete's Steak House 523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton (609) 585-8008 Fri. 9:30 p.m. Cover UpPiccolissimo Italian Grille 23203 Columbus Road Columbus (609) 291-1033 Fri. 5:30 p.m. Rich Sat. 5:30 p.m. Ed WilsonPuss N Boots Tavern 942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 295-8236 Fri. 8 p.m. Puss N BootsRevere Restaurant 802 River Road Ewing (609) 882-6365 Sat. 6 p.m. After DarkRiver Horse Brewing Company 2 Graphics Drive Ewing (609) 883-0890 Sat. 6 p.m. TriviaRiver House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. 7 p.m. Gina Corso Fri. 6 p.m. Paula Johns Sat. 6 p.m. Max Rogers Sun. 10 a.m. Easter Brunch w/ music by Michael Andrew. $67 (adults) $25 (kids ages 4-12 / kids 3 and under FREE) Mon. 6 p.m. Russell Norkevich Tues. 6 p.m. Lorenzo Branca Wed. 6 p.m. Megan KnightRossi's Bar & Grill 2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 890-2004 Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie WhiteScreamin' Hill Brewery 83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge (609) 401-2025 Sat. 2 p.m. Lesser SeamusSecond Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA (267) 812-5251 Thurs. 4 p.m. “The Office” TriviaShady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA (215) 968-1670 Fri. / Sat. 9 a.m. Easter Eggstravaganza “Breakfast with The Bunny.” $30 (Kids under age 2 FREE) Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & JoeSmall World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 6 p.m. Tom TrovasSparky World-Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Dance Parties Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny BetzSpellbound Brewing 10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly (609) 832-0077 Sat. (12 p.m.) Easter Firkins (5 p.m.) Mike Estabrook TrioSteam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Sat. 10:30 p.m. Turning The Tide Sun. 10 a.m. Easter BrunchTaps Sports Bar 4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA (215) 486-7862 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Bill MonachTara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 9 p.m. Audio OutlawsTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. The Variants Wed. 9 p.m. KaraokeTemperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger Fri. 7 p.m. Bob & Kate Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara CartneyTGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Fri. 6 p.m. Edison Wilson Sun. 1 p.m. Matthew CookThe Buck Hotel 1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA (215) 396-2002 Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko Fri. 7 p.m. Bigg Romeo Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Tues. 6 p.m. Danny LynchThe Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka BongThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming Sat. 7 p.m. Ray ColemanThe Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Fri. 9 p.m. The Bambu Weasels Sat. 9 p.m. WitzEndThe HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Tues 7 p.m. Music BingoThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Tommy Capretto Sat. 9 p.m. Rainbow Fresh Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' RonThe Morrisville Tavern 376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-5310 Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia NightThe Pines Tavern 6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA (215) 788-1659 Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Brian ElliotThe Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer Fri. 8 p.m. ArHouse Sat. 8 p.m. The Diablo Sandwich BandThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Well Strung Sat. 8 p.m. Keep The ChangeThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Thurs. 7 p.m. 3 Suspects Fri. 8:30 p.m. A Tribute to Santana w/ “Soul Sacrifice. $10, doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. 8:30 p.m. Steal Your Face. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.Tir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk All Shows 21+ Tomasello Winery 1 North Union Street Lambertville (800) 866-9463 Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Easter Brunch Trenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday" Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA) Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)Under The Moon 23 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 397-1710 Sat. 6 p.m. Russell NorkevichUnion Coffee 49 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 460-4637 Sun. 4 p.m. Java Jive w/ Bill IhlingVault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. Dave Posmontier Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman TrioWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Jersey Sure CatsWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.