Live from the Porch: CD
  • Live from the Porch: CD
  • Live from the Porch: CD

Live from the Porch: CD

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Their upcoming live album was born out of pandemic life and the live-streams they shared from their New Orleans porch. Through 2020, they recorded the majority of their weekly performances, which included many songs they would not normally perform live. While their 2020 tour plans evaporated, an array of new songs, both original and covers, emerged from this time. By the end of 2020, they had recorded the basic tracks for a new studio album, as well as a selection of live-stream performances for a live album.

In the midst of the pandemic, they found themselves in search of sanctuary, space, and a change of pace. To that end, in 2021 The Dirty Rain Revelers relocated themselves to another town known for music – Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Fast forward to 2022, and the live record is finally getting its turn to shine. The songs chosen for Live from the Porch reflect the times we’ve all been living through, and yet have a timeless quality about them. Forever fans of Bob Dylan, The Dirty Rain Revelers chose to bookend their live album with two Dylan songs (Masters of War, 1963 and It’s Alright Ma, 1965). These two songs set the tone for the mood of pandemic life and in particular, the mood of Summer 2020.

Recorded by Matthew DeOrazio; Performed by Melissa and Matthew DeOrazio in New Orleans, LA. Mastered by Grant Walden at HearTell Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL

  1. MASTERS OF WAR (BOB DYLAN)
  2. DESPERATE KINGDOM OF LOVE (PJ HARVEY)
  3. MUSIC MASTER (RUMI)
  4. RING THE GOLDEN BELLS (TRADITIONAL)
  5. WHERE IS MY CALM (LOS DEORAZIOS MUSIC)
  6. WISER CAUSE (LOS DEORAZIOS MUSIC)
  7. IT’S ALRIGHT MA (BOB DYLAN)
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Spark: The Dirty Rain Revelers - Spark - CD
  • Spark: The Dirty Rain Revelers - Spark - CD
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The latest offering from The DRR, Spark is a collection of songs culled from their live shows. As such, the couple decided to record the collection as if performing a show. No headphones, click tracks or overdubs were harmed in this process. What you get on Spark is the couple in their natural state - 2 guitars, 2 vocals; 1 couple, committed to each other and the music they share.

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SJ Home Vol 1 CD
  • SJ Home Vol 1 CD
  • SJ Home Vol 1 CD
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Home Vol 1 begins exploring the idea of home. A simple enough idea on the surface becomes deeper and wider with variants ranging from an address to receive mail to the after life. It can be a place of refuge, joy and peace or a place of fear to run from. Ultimately it is a place within ourselves.

Melissa's lyrics dig in to these ideas. Expressing the most personal experiences through a universal voice. Anyone can take these words and begin their own exploration based on their own experience.

The DeOrazios have taken this project to heart, writing and recording these songs at home. Utilizing Matthew's abilities on drums and bass in addition to guitar, to connect with and interpret Melissa's lyrics.

After nearly eight years of marriage, their connection is deep and the trust in each others care of the work they produce, unshakable. Ultimately, this couple is at home together.

Melissa DeOrazio - vocals/ acoustic guitar

Matthew DeOrazio - electric and acoustic guitars/ bass/ drums

Recorded, mixed and produced by Matthew DeOrazio.

Final mix supervised with Jacques DeLatour

Mastered at Esplanade Studios, New Orleans

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The much anticipated second release from this roots-rock couple and their musical cohorts, Magnolia shows the growth and creative cohesiveness that two years of work can yield. More songwriter/roots-based than their previous album "Le Grande Soiree", but still has their blues roots in the undertones.

The nine originals and one cover on this record takes the listener on a personal journey with the song writers. From full-band upbeat rockers to plaintive, soulful vocal/guitar numbers, they tell their story with honesty from the heart.

In particular, the opener, Long Time Coming, describes how the couple came together out of the chaos of Hurricane Katrina. The second cut, Love Remains, an ode to the family that inspires them. Song For Melissa, an instrumental open love letter, features a beautiful four piece horn arrangement and expressive organ accompaniment in addition to the heartfelt guitar melody. The title track, Magnolia, tells the sweet tale of love's budding, in the form of Melissa's tender vocal with acoustic and electric guitar accompaniment.

Those familiar with Sweet Jones' first release, the live Le Grande Soiree, will recognize three of the songs here- I Got My Own, Smokey Joe and I've Seen. During the interim, the couple re-visited these songs feeling they weren't quite finished. What you hear now is the final evolution of these pieces. In Melissa's words, "Songs have a way of letting you know how they need to sound." Matthew follows with "As songwriters, we need to be open to the possibility we weren't right the first time and let the process unfold. Even if that means re-writing the same song a few different ways."

The one cover on the record is the song What's Up by Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes). This was a request by their good friends Kimberly and Amber Wolf. Kimberly was fighting cancer at the time and her daughter Amber put together a benefit concert which she invited Sweet Jones to play. They worked up the song at Kimberly's request as it was her favorite song. It was so well received at the show, especially by Kimberly, they began including it in their regular live repertoire. Not long after, Amber approached Melissa and Matthew about helping to fund a recording to include this song. By her generosity and love, they started what would become Magnolia. Kimberly was a bright, strong spirit, but did not survive her cancer before this record was finished. They worked on her song to completion before continuing the rest of the recording. She was able to enjoy her song before leaving us for the spirit realm.

As always, it's about the journey. The steps we take, the lessons we learn, and the love we share along the way.

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Mug with Color Inside
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Mug with Color Inside

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Add a splash of color to your morning coffee or tea ritual! These ceramic mugs not only have a beautiful design on them, but also a colorful rim, handle, and inside, so the mug is bound to spice up your mug rack.

• Ceramic
• Height: 3.85″ (9.8 cm)
• Diameter: 3.35″ (8.5 cm)
• White print area
• Color rim, inside, and handle
• Dishwasher and

Add a splash of color to your morning coffee or tea ritual! These ceramic mugs not only have a beautiful design on them, but also a colorful rim, handle, and inside, so the mug is bound to spice up your mug rack.

• Ceramic
• Height: 3.85″ (9.8 cm)
• Diameter: 3.35″ (8.5 cm)
• White print area
• Color rim, inside, and handle
• Dishwasher and microwave safe

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Stainless Steel Water Bottle
  • Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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This 17-ounce, double-walled stainless steel water bottle is perfect for your daily outings. It will keep your drink of choice hot or cold for hours. It also features an odor- and leak-proof cap. Throw it in your car's cup holder on your way to work, take it with you on hikes, or toss it in your bag for any time you get thirsty.

• High-grade

This 17-ounce, double-walled stainless steel water bottle is perfect for your daily outings. It will keep your drink of choice hot or cold for hours. It also features an odor- and leak-proof cap. Throw it in your car's cup holder on your way to work, take it with you on hikes, or toss it in your bag for any time you get thirsty.

• High-grade stainless steel
• 17 oz (500 ml)
• Dimensions: 10.5″ × 2.85″ (27 × 7 cm)
• Vacuum flask
• Double-wall construction
• Bowling pin shape
• Odorless and leak-proof cap
• Insulated for hot and cold liquids (keeps the liquid hot or cold for 6 h)
• Patented ORCA coating for vibrant colors
• Hand-wash only (dishwasher not recommended due to vacuum seal)
• Blank product sourced from China

Disclaimer: Keeping water in the bottle for over 24 hours is unhygienic and can result in an unpleasant smell.

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