Personnel: Adam Levy , Mark Goldenberg (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Levon Henry (clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone); Patrick Warren (piano, keyboards); David Piltch (upright bass, electric bass); Jay Bellerose (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Ryan Freeland.
Liner Note Author: Joe Henry.
Recording information: Stampede Origin, Culver City, CA (09/08/2015-09/12/2015); Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA (09/08/2015-09/12/2015); The Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN (09/08/2015-09/12/2015); Vinegar Hill Sound, Brooklyn, NY (09/08/2015-09/12/2015).
Photographer: Matthew Rodgers.
I Am the Rain marks the return of country singer Chely Wright after a six-year stretch between albums. That time included the release of a documentary about her coming out as lesbian in the country music world (Wish Me Away), marriage, and the birth of twins. With I Am the Rain, she finds a more intimate tone than on prior albums, while incorporating a few high-profile guests, including Rodney Crowell and the Milk Carton Kids. The latter are featured on the record's one cover, Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow Is a Long Time." On the delicate original "Pain," Wright is joined by Emmylou Harris' harmonies for an album highlight with adult contemporary crossover appeal. ~ Marcy Donelson