On this episode, we listen to “Rainsparks and Other Stories,” the first and only, to date, release from Doug Cousineau. A grizzled veteran of the road, the 13 tracks on the album showcase a strong vocal style, singing deeply personal tales of a life lived hard and fast. Cousineau lays bare the stories behind the making of the music.
From the liner notes on “Rainsparks and Other Stories” Doug Cousineau says, “I’m a seasoned guitarist, musician, performer, songwriter with a love of improvisation in my music and my life. I am a free-thinking soul with a bent for studying music and psychology in human behaviour, applying it to my songwriting in a pro-creative manner.”
Doug Cousineau – guitar, vocals Ed Young – drums Cliff Alloy – percussion Rusty McCarthy – bass, guitar, keys Keith McHattie – fiddle Val Suriano – sax Randy Foreman – steel guitar Lynne Reville – flute Pat Psihogios – acoustic bass Steve Ryan – trumpet
Recorded & Produced – Rusty McCarthy at The Rec Room in Sault Ste. Marie, ON All songs written – Doug Cousineau