April started off with a bang for Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band. Their track, “Rain Cried Softly,” just won another Gold Award at the One Earth Awards, this time for Best Music Video – Narrative/Montage based. The peaceful song previously won Gold for Best Jazz Single. The One Earth Awards is an awards show that recognizes musicians and filmmakers from all over the world who are using their art to make the world a better place.
“Rain Cried Softly” was written as Gregg’s “save the rainforest” song. It was recorded at Mambo Sound & Recording in Long Beach with Engineer Steve McNeil and Producer Gregg Young. Several musicians helped make this magical, timeless track come to life, including Tom Zink, keys; Anders Swanson, bass; Chris Wabich; drums; Tiki Pasillas, percussion; Ambrose Splescia, soprano sax and Gregg Young, guitar.
The music video was released on YouTube in January 2020. Editors Amanda De La Torre, Ai Saito and Crisel Santos brought even more life to the healing tune through this stunning piece of visual art.
Gregg and the Band were incredibly excited to have been awarded Best Jazz Single, but now with this new win for Best Music Video, they are even more honored. Double Gold, they can’t believe it! The Band is looking forward to performing their award-winning “Rain Cried Softly” at upcoming spring and summer events. Book them now!
For full details about Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band, visit their website.