Jay Bolotin (from the album No One Seems to Notice It’s That Raining available on Delmore Recordings)
Though a formal album never materialized, singer/songwriter Jay Bolotin recorded several cuts during his period as a musical artist. The songs gathered on No One Seems to Notice It’s Rainingrange studio time between 1970 and 1975. In every scene, there are the extremes of the few who time remembers with the majority of the players relegated to their time. Jay Bolotin was a Nashville performer with a regular gig at the Exit/In. Cherished by peers as a special find, the songs on No One Seems to Notice It’s Rainingback intricate tales with all the details filled in with the words of Jay Bolotin, the music backing with jazz-influenced Folk rambles. “Message to a Snowman” drifts on a constant flurry of notes as “Traveler” meanders on scattered finger-picking and a high-wandering falsetto as Jay Bolotin reads “Dime Novels” over sharp-plucked strings and softly touches the sound with a classical air for “You May Live”.
The music of Jay Bolotin has majesty; theatrical in the dramatic turns of the characters and vivid in the imagery describing the storyline. Sonically, Jay Bolotin was in a more literary group of songwriters such as Tim Buckley, David Ackles, and Leonard Cohen….Folk singers that held the crowd breathless with a story, mesmerizing with the textures and colors the vocals painted as an emotional backdrop. The stage is set in New England as Jay Bolotin becomes the storyteller for “The Picture and the Frame” while No One Seems to Notice That It’s Rainingsees its title track welcome returning warriors as the acoustic finger-picking flashes like the images flying by outside the bus window in “Driver Driver” as gently selected chords fall lazily to create “Puddles in the Sun”. The album features a track built in the classic singer/songwriter model of the times with “It’s Hard to Go Down Easy” (a track that saw Jay Bolotin’s greatest songwriting success as a Dan Fogelberg hit).
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