Just Another Rainy Day
Original nine-song 12-string guitar suite composed and performed by Venezuelan-born musician Diego Ayala.
The Just Another Rainy Day album, started with the song Rainy Days. It all started with working on a song with my son Luis, as he was having trouble picking up some of the chords in the progression/song he wanted to learn, so he asked me for help. The song was in a drop-D tuning and called My Sacrifice (by Creed). We figured out the whole song, and I got hooked and kept pursuing more chords w/in this tuning. The Universe at work again and just the enjoyment of learning this song with my son, pushed me into another musical universe… Just a few days after learning the song with Luis, I was working on a piece on this drop D tuning, and my wife Tammy told me that it reminded her of a rainy day, and it clicked as the mental state I was in at the time was a bit on the blue side, and overcast, with rain in the forecast, and sprinkled with storms here and there... After I finish the 1st song (Rainy Days), for some reason I could not stop, one thought, one feeling, one more event would evolve into a new chord progression, and decided to pursue it as a suite, and each song with its own story and emotions – from a deep sorrowful sound in “Caught in the Flood” about the suicide of a friend and coworker, to the divorce of good friends and the aftermath in the mournful sounds of the song “Like Mourning Doves”.
Music is a big part of my being, and making my own music or working on an arrangement is a very enjoyable thing, knowing that there are no boundaries to music… and if other folks enjoy it, well that is even better yet ~
Hope you enjoy the music, each composition with its own story….
Album Cover by Tammy Bower (Ayala)