When I had my last lesson with Miguel Zenon at NEC about 2 years ago, he turned to me as we walked to the elevator and said "with you I hear all these different influences; I hear Jimi, I hear Wes, I hear Kurt, I hear Frisell and more, but the question is, how are you going to put it all together?"
I had no answer at that moment. I wasn't sure how but I knew it was what I needed to do. Then he looked at me right in the eye and said "I know you can do it" before walking into the elevator.
That moment has stuck with me and motivated me to try to achieve just that. It has not been easy but I feel that this album is a big step towards finding my true artistic self. I hope you enjoy it.
"The Sun Through The Rain is an album of spontaneous improvisations spanning a wide range of sonic landscapes: from the calm and ethereal to the chaotic and noisy. Recorded in one day with no rehearsal, the music on this album is as honest as could be. What you hear will never be replicated in exactly the same way. It is a snapshot of a genuine moment of musical expression. Recorded in the heat of summer in what was a particularly tumultuous year, The Sun Through The Rain captures Richard, Dor, and myself surrendering to the music and expressing what words can never fully portray. It is often said that art is a reflection of life and to me this album serves as a reminder that through all the chaos, the beauty, the pain, the joy, and struggle of life we must try with all our hearts, perhaps now more than ever, to see the sun through the rain."
Thanks to Dom Laporte for the artwork. George Trksak for his engineering genius and artistic insight. Lydia Liebman for promotion. Aurora Martin, my brothers Alex Bilodeau and Eric Bilodeau, my parents and all of you here for the constant inspiration and for pushing me to be a better musician and person. Thank you!!!
The album is available for purchase on the Steve Bilodeau Music Store.