Reverb And The Verse: RESONATE
The 9th album = IX
Made over two plus furious years of creating, then scrutinized, edited, refined and redone, all while being performed live over 100 times.
At the beginning of this, we thought to do it differently; we were just passing around a mic to vocalize over the top of beats and ideas. Everyone had to add something, then pass the mic.
Forced ideas gave life to new ideas, some percussive, some lingual, some noise. Most of these stayed in the final mix.
Eventually, as evolution grows under the care of a scientist, most songs were discarded as "not good enough" while the best of the best were kept alive and tweeked.
These tracks represent thousands of hours of work by four people, it is collaborative as it is tough to describe.
We cannot wait to share this with you, and we are well aware that without anyone to listen, we are just shouting into the emptiness.
We also cannot wait to play these out LIVE and in person for you.
R&TV would like to give special thanks to Alan Brooks aka Soul Daddy for his FIRE vocals and lyrics!
The most we could hope for would be that you share this with others!
If you like these tracks, share them as widely as possible and we will be eternally grateful.
Providence "The Verse" thanks:
The Almighty Grandest Creator for the adventure, Avey (nobody knows how we do), Shane "The Technician" (how long b4 we stop? when never comes), DB & DT (DP),
Momma Simbai, Dad, Coco Devon, the Brother's of Muntu, the Bonacquisti's (u don't stop wine & we don't stop rhyme), Gov Polis & administration (yea, we shook hands, back when it was safe to do),
Amanda Reyes & Toni Soltero (4 thinking we might be something & joining up), Dr. Cuz Rob and all Pullen's, Bros & Sisses (some who frequent the shows): Alan, Patrick, Danny & Erika, Jonathan,
Demetrius, Big James, James Reeves, Bobbi, Laurie, Elena, Deborath, Katie S, Lainie, Cassie, Kat, Jo Jo, KMort, & Kari Knowles, Aracely, Aram, & Eloise, Vasquez Family, Coach Mo,
so many more I've missed, all R&TV fanz, every one of you creators out there: musicians; engineers; sound techs; cool internet geeks (possible?) and anyone who ain't in this for chasing $ but 4
creating & sharing something of value...gratitude
I would like to thank Krista, first and foremost..... I would literally not know where/who/how to be were it not for your love, support and direction.
You allow me to be the peacock i pretend to be..... I love you with all my heart.... thank you
To RATV.... I am honored to share all this work with you gents.
You bring out the best in my creatives and I appreciate the opportunity you afford me to say what I/we need to say.....Literally couldn't do it without you
To the newest members of RATV, Toni and Amanda.... thank you for sharing the dream and putting your energy into this, no matter where it leads....
To Tisha Paradis.... RATV wouldn't be what it is without you and I thank you for your love and support over the years.......
To Ben, Robin, Kerry, Lisa, Mom, Sister, my lovely nieces and anybody else who ever came to one of our shows or showed any support at all to us, very heartfelt
Thank you for showing that RATV can 'resonate'.......
Peace, love and support to all......
D-Trust would like to thank:
I want to thank all those who have and still support & inspire me in my music endeavors;
My tolerant wife Talya Parker-Dash & baby boy Ari, thank you for understanding my need for creativity and I appreciate you
My oldest son Demetrius Parker Jr., you inspire me to the fullest
My mom and dad, Ann & Stoney Parker
My in-laws Richard & Bobbi Dash
My brothers Antonio & Timothy Parker
My chosen family Ben Magee, Troy Foreman, Jon Piersol, Gene Armstrong, Quentin Weathers, Anthony Handy, Marieo Foster, Mia Chin Fitzgerald, Don "Romello" Wilbur, Katy Wilson, Gwen Horton,
Robbie Glantz, Jennifer Glantz, Marshall Riddle, Todd Ratliff, Andrea Leathers, Eric Wilborne
My music peeps John "that Cat JC" Coulter, Daren Lake, Willie Wood, Phill Carol, Wiley Jay, John Raye, Curtis Holloway, Nelson Smoov, Stacy Latisaw Jackson, Kerry Kraze Hodge, Tarek Terk Stevens,
George Belton, Dwayne Aka Blue Teesford, J Trisie Tsadi-Gee, Kim & Tisha Paradis, Tony Terry, Tray "Poot" Chaney, Rick "Kaotic" Tutt, DYFOR Music Family
My nieces and nephews I love you very much and remember you can do anything you want in life and if it's positive I got your back
Top supporters David Allen Groves, Aliza Margolies, Michael & Alena Mecomber, Kelly Sullivan-Hansen, Jennifer Molde, Melissa Kaufman, Warren Lesnefsky, Andrea Hall, Russell Hamilton,
The Ratliff Family, Brian A. Harris, Emanuel & Melanie Dash, Mary Tikoyan Gray, Gregg & Jennifer Fairweather, Joe Slaiby, Janet Hill, Michele Lynn, Rachel Foreman LaManna, Alan Hubbard,
Sean Bridges, Russell Atkins
Without a doubt the Reverb & The Verse Family, their families and our fans that keep us going show after show.
Shane "not Reverb" Thanks:
My war buddies during this process: Jahi, David, and Demetrius, and their respective wives Alvina, Krista, and Talya for lending your husbands for Tuesday Night Klub.
Owen for listening to millions of versions of these songs, inspiring, killer live band photography, and all 19 streams on Spotify!
Melody for inspo, Italiano band dinners, being alive and not complaining too much during the loud parts.
god for allowing us to criticize the government
John @rumtum for album art and his art and music.
Paul and Judy @bonacquisti Winery for all of their support and wine.
Jake @curta for being an amazing and inspiring artist with something to say and pushing me to be better.
John @megafauna for supporting R&TV since forever.
Special shoutout to all my enemies, without whom this would not be any fun!
Mixed and Mastered by MANMADEMADMAN @studio_2533, January, 2020