Raincoat in Vegas is Dave Carroll’s follow-up to his solo CD Perfect Blue. It contains 11 original songs… that have nothing to do with Customer Service!
Raincoat In Vegas has been 3 years in the making and it was recorded at a variety of studios with carefully chosen producers. Unlike some recordings that contain songs written over a short period of time, the album represents the culmination of 3 years of experiences and perspectives from my life since United Breaks Guitars.
Despite the fact that the songs on this recording have nothing to do with customer service, I’m grateful for the reality that all of my speaking and touring around the world, talking about United Breaks Guitars has allowed me to build an international fanbase for my music. I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with those music fans and to seeing if certain songs are more appealing in different parts of the world.
Preview tracks below
Click each song for the mp3 single and full song lyrics
07 – Zippidy Do Da Day (featuring Jerry Douglas)
*** If you are purchasing the Physical Copy of the CD as a Christmas present, please be aware we cannot guarantee delivery for a certain date due to the volume of mail at that time of year. Also, if you are ordering from overseas or the United States, please allow for additional time in case of any unexpected delays clearing customs.
Brian Knox –
I often get up early in the morning, like REALLY early, when all is quiet and the world actually feels at peace, and meander the internet. Sometimes I find something that makes all that lost sleep worthwhile. This morning is one such morning. I found a gold nugget. It is Dave Carroll. I found him on YouTube, quite by accident, with his comical song “United Breaks Guitars.” Listening to his voice and his guitar, I knew that I needed to listen more. I went to his website and found this collection of original songs and was completely blown away. A stunning voice and meticulous, beautiful and poignant guitar playing has made me an instant fan. If I had more money in my bank account this morning I would download everything he has ever done, as a soloist as well as co-founder of Sons of Maxwell. Luckily I get paid this Friday! I have collected music for over thirty years and have thousands of tracks. I feel especially excited when I find an artist who is not in the mainstream who is REALLY GOOD. If you are reading this review and not sure about making a $10 investment in the guy, just hit the “purchase” button, sit back and enjoy these tracks with the satisfaction of knowing that you have found something really special.
Gordon Smith –
I first came across Dave Carroll when a friend sent me a link to YouTube, where Dave sings about his damaged guitar. I found his web site straight away and downloaded his album ‘Raincoat In Vegas’. I am absolutely delighted with the album.
Listening to Dave Carroll’s music is refreshing and a pleasure to listen to.
If you like country or folk, or even easy listening, you will certainly like Dave’s music, it is unique.
Finding Dave’s music is like finding a pot of pure gold.
Thank you Dave, for the absolute pleasure of your music.
Pat Porter –
Dave’s songwriting is definitely getting better! The first 3 songs on this CD will knock your socks off! That being said, I still think his best song of all time is ” United breaks guitars”.
marilyn koster –
I loved sitting and listening to these songs. I especially enjoyed songs that I had watched the videos of such as 911 – even though there is sadness within that song, it shows the goodness of human beings in helping each other and being there.
I <3 Raincoat in Vegas. Dave is a clearly gifted storyteller, and this comes across in his lyrics. His homage to both history and heritage on "George 1" and "God Save Doreen" are eloquent,touching, rousing...affecting. I can not imagine that there is a woman alive who wouldn't want someone singing "Even More Tomorrow" to her. "All Manner of Crazy" - passionate to "Zippity Do Da Day" lightheartedness... This album, along with "Perfect Blue" are complete emotional journeys though the everyday experiences of life. As a result, I've made the journey from Dave Caroll music = guilty pleasure to Dave Caroll music = shameless fan.
Only thing I wish were different - wish this CD came in the plastic CD case.
Wendy Roy –
It arrived today. I have been listening to it in my laptop whilst playing games on the Internet. Now I am going to the shops so will be playing it in my car. It’s super!
Lorraine and René –
To me, each album is better than the last. I`m captivated by the stories told and the melodies sung. This music touches the soul. Dave Carroll writes the songs which describes our human condition, the joy, the pain and everything in between. `Raincoat in Vegas` is no exception. My husband and I downloaded this album so as to have our own special Christmas gift…and boy! were we NOT disappointed! Love it! Thank you, Dave!
Peter L. Bonanomi –
About finished listening to the first playing of Raincoat in Vegas. Everything about this CD is first rate: lyrics, Dave’s singing, backup band, arrangements, and variety of songs. Looking forward to third CD.
Mary Ellen –
This has to be one of the best CD’s I’ve listened to in long while. Dave’s ability to capture a story in a song and bring you right to that place in your minds eye is remarkable. His lyrics are cleverly presented…leaving you to fill in the blanks. The melodies are musically pleasing and unique. I have played this CD everyday since I bought it and its one that I know I will never tire of hearing. Dave’s musical arrangements are shear genius. He uses top notch musicians and they color the musical canvas with subtleties that present an amazing surround sound for remarkable listening pleasure. Vocally I would say its also Dave’s best so far. He uses backup vocals throughout the CD that also blend so well…you almost don’t even notice they are there till you go looking for them. The quality of the recording is first class. My favorite song on the CD is “Raincoat in Vegas”…heart wrenching…you can feel the emotion in his voice….so musically beautiful…love Dave’s voice…I also love “Dance Goes On”….the chorus makes you want to get up and dance….of course “Everyday Heroes” is amazing…I love the video of this one. Then of course there is “Even More Tomorrow”…this shows the character deep within this guy….”God Save Doreen” is lovely…the “George One” has a beautiful melody and story….when the chorus comes on it fills me with goose bumps. Sorry I didn’t cover every tune…I will say that there is not one song on this song that I don’t like. Its one of those CD’s you can put on and leave on and every song is enjoyable to listen to.
Your buddy,Bill MacDonald –
As expected, I was impressed by Dave’s magic with the lyrics on all songs and it’s great listening whether you’re travelling down the road in your car or having a romantic dinner with that special person. Fabulous job, as usual !
Pete Gifford –
The more I listen to Raincoat in Vegas the more I like it. Needless to say, Dave’s singing and playing are great. The songs hang together as a group very well with nice variety from “God Bless Doreen” to “Zippidy Do Da Day” there is a great variety. I have fallen in love with “God Save Doreen” especially the guitar intro. It is a little burst of sunshine in the midst of the collection.
Pete Gifford –
Another great CD from Dave Carroll. It’s a little slow-song heavy but they are all great songs. Some very nice guitar work and Dave’s great singing voice floats above the music as usual.