Saturday, May 17, 2014, was the sixth annual Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival in the town of Unicoi, Tenn. This is a day filled with crafts, food, fresh strawberries, and entertainment. Among the entertainment this year, was the country/pop band Daisi Rain. I have been following this band for several years. We have written about them before here at Country’s Chatter, and even put up an article that was written by By Steve Wildsmith, of the Daily Times. [You can read that article by clicking here].
CONTEST: Before I tell you about the show on Saturday, let me tell you how you can win a copy of the Daisi Rain EP. The five songs on the EP are Hold Your Horses, Old Black Crow, Moon Around Your World, Slow Dance, and This Ain’t Tokyo. You can hear a clip of each of these songs on the band’s web site, by clicking here. Now, if you would like a copy of this EP, this is the easiest contest we’ve ever had here at Country’s Chatter. What I am going to do, is send this EP out to the first three people who send an e-mail land request it! Be sure to include your name and full mailing address in your e-mail, so we can drop your copy in the mail for you. Send your e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and please put Daisi Rain Contest in the subject line.
The band is made up of siblings Cameron Brown, Donovan Brown, Amelia Brown, along with Hannah Rigsby and Neal Brantner. These are great vocalists and awesome musicians. They opened their show on Saturday with the Kellie Pickler song, “Tough”. I think Kellie would agree that they did a fantastic job with that song. They are young, but have been performing for 10 years, and the amount of practice and dedication they put into this is obvious.
I have seen them perform in this area several times, but they don’t just hang around in their own back yard. Daisi Rain has worked throughout the area. They have opened for Jerrod Niemann, Ashton Shepherd, Craig Campbell and Easton Corbin. The band has also worked under Grammy Award winner, Linda Davis.
We had a very cold day in Tennessee on Saturday, and I didn’t stay for much of their performance. I wish that I had. But it was cold, and I think I still had frostbite from sitting out in the hailstorm the night before, watching The Swon Brothers. It just wasn’t possible for me to stay for the entire performance. But, I saw enough to know that they are good at what they do, and continuing to get better. They enjoy what they do, and they are more than relaxed singing in front of a large audience. I highly recommend their show. So, if you see the name Daisi Rain on a marquee near you – or hear that they are coming to your local fairgrounds, or opening for an act you plan on going to see – you won’t be disappointed. You can keep up with their schedule on their web site, too.
Here are a few more pictures from Saturday’s show.
In addition to their web site, I hope you will visit their Facebook page, and remember to “Like” it while you are there. You can follow them on Twitter @daisirain. And, if you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you! You will find us @countryschatter.
That’s it for now. Check out the group’s web site and Facebook page, and send me an e-mail. If you are one of the first three I receive requesting a copy of the Daisi Rain EP, we’ll get one out to you!