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Open Secrets launch new album “Rain Upon the Sea” on 17 October, 2015
UK based Americana band the Open Secrets launch their second album “Rain Upon the Sea” on 17 October 2015.
The 10 original songs on “Rain Upon the Sea” cover an eclectic range of subjects that run from the Tour de France, to the perils of riding the rodeo, holocaust survival and the decline of the American South-East. Even so there is space for the usual suspects - love, passion and betrayal.
For more than 20 years bandleader Steve Page worked diligently as a lawyer, but never lost his passion for storytelling through songwriting and performing. His solo album “The Age of Plenty” (2011) won praise on both sides of the Atlantic.
Steve formed the Open Secrets in 2012. A year later he packed in the day job and the Open Secrets released their self titled debut album. Since then the band have gigged regularly building a devoted fan-base along the way. With instrumentation that includes banjo and violin it’s no surprise that FATEA magazine compared them to Americana legends the Old Crow Medicine Show.
Describing the new album, Steve Page said: “Rain Upon the Sea” has been two years in the making. We are not slow to acknowledging our musical debts to the greats of the Americana music from Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash through to modern day artists such as Gillian Welch. But I hope, that with this new album, we demonstrate that we are capable of making our own distinct contribution”.
“Rain Upon the Sea” will be available in digital formats worldwide and as a CD.
The Open Secrets are:
Steve Page - Vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica
Chris Gamble - Violin and Keyboards
Jake Peggs - percussion, vocals
Rob Grist - bass.
Vancouver based keyboard player Simon Kendall and sousaphone player Vic Love are guys musicians on Rain Upon the Sea.
Praise for Steve Page and the open Secrets
“…there were a couple of times that I found myself being reminded of David Rawlings protégés Old Crow Medicine Show, never a bad thing.” FATEA Magazine
“The Age of Plenty is an album …which grabs you by the throat with its innovative, intriguing and intensely beautiful music. The more you play 'The Age of Plenty' the better it gets. … This is a warm and emotional dream album.”
Johan Schoenmakers - altcountryforum (Netherlands)