The Gentle Rain – new single and lyric video

Scottish-Canadian jazz singer Alison Burns and British fingerstyle jazz guitarist Martin Taylor have announced UK and US tour dates to promote their forthcoming album ‘Songs for Nature’. The announcement of the tour dates on May 3rd coincides with the release of ‘The Gentle Rain’, the second single from the album.

The tour will make stops in New York, Seattle, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, England, Wales and Scotland. And to mark the tour announcement Alison Burns and Martin Taylor are releasing ‘The Gentle Rain’ a single and video from their forthcoming album ‘Songs for Nature’. The single is released on May 3rd while the album is released on P3 Music on June 5th.

The Gentle Rain by Alison Burns and Martin Taylor

Alison Burns brings a smoky, sultry, and understated delivery that seems tailor-made for the intimate embrace of a dimly lit jazz club, yet has enthralled everyone from exuberant music festival attendees to British royalty. Her acclaimed albums ‘Kissing Bug’ and ‘1:AM’ captured the essence of jazz divas like Julie London and Ella Fitzgerald but with a modern sensibility that resonates globally, underscoring her unique ability to marry the spirit of a bygone jazz age with a contemporary and wide-reaching appeal. This musical blend has taken her on four worldwide tours, enchanting audiences in cities from San Francisco to Shanghai, London to Los Angeles, and solidifying her reputation as a modern-day torchbearer of the vocal jazz tradition.

Martin Taylor, described by Pat Metheny as one of the most spectacular solo guitar players in the history of the instrument, co-pilots this journey. Taylor, a virtuoso whose fingers dance over strings with a finesse that’s both heart-stopping and profound, ensures that ‘Songs for Nature’ is imbued with the touch of a master craftsman. With a career that includes collaborations ranging from Jeff Beck and Stephane Grappelli to Bill Wyman and Jamie Cullum, Taylor’s guitar playing weaves a rich tapestry of sound that perfectly complements Burns’ vocal artistry.

This duo’s collaborative alchemy is on full display on ‘The Gentle Rain.’ Together they have crafted a soundtrack that is as evocative of the earth’s wonders as it is of human emotion. Recorded amidst the pristine beauty of New York’s Catskill Mountains, each song resonates with the care and intention that only true reverence for nature can inspire.

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‘Songs for Nature’ Tour Dates:

May 25, 2024 Wareham, Devon, UK – Purbeck Guitar Festival
June 17-20, 2024 Gubbio, Umbria, Italy – Martin Taylor Guitar Retreat
Aug 3, 2024 Stony Brook, NY, USA – Art of the Guitar Festival at The Jazz Loft
Aug 26-29, 2024 Big Indian, NY, USA – Martin Taylor Guitar Retreat
Sep 5, 2024 Old Saybrook, CT, USA – The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Sep 6, 2024 Sellersville, PA, USA – Sellersville Theater
Sep 7, 2024 Mission Viejo, CA, USA – Mission Viejo Civic Center
Sep 10-11, 2024 Seattle, WA, USA – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
Sep 23-24, 2024 London, England – Pizza Express Jazz Club – Soho
Oct 18, 2024 Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Wales – Rhosygilwen
Oct 20, 2024 Colchester, Essex, England – Colchester Arts Centre
Oct 23, 2024 Eastleigh, Hampshire, England – Concorde Club
Oct 25, 2024 Perth, Perthshire, Scotland – Perth Theatre
Oct 30, 2024 Shoreham by the Sea, Sussex, England – Ropetackle Arts Centre

Songs for Nature world tour