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Story behind the song “Pray For Rain”

Story behind the song “Pray For Rain”

I wrote Pray For Rain right after I graduated with my master’s in clinical social work – a time when I was more acutely aware all of the pain and suffering going on in the world. I had spent the past year working intensely with abuse victims & perpetrators. At that same time there was a lot of upheaval and pain in my family of origin and in my extended family that left me feeling so helpless. I felt like there was nothing I could do except pray. Pray for Rain lyrics were my prayer, my cry out for help for myself, my family, and for the world. How we all need spiritual rain to “slake the thirst in this heartland”…

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Masterpiece CD officially releases today

Masterpiece: The best of Julie de Azevedo officially releases today!

listen to clips and purchase online HERE

 or look for it in retail stores near you.


Producing a CD is a team sport with many, many players. I’ve been blessed to work with so many amazing musicians, arrangers, producers, engineers, co-writers, executives, designers through the years. Listening to this CD is like reliving the last 20 years of my life’s journey.   

A highlight of producing this CD was reuniting with my producer John Hancock and getting back into the studio to record 2 NEW songs that are about themes in my current life – God’s Signature, & Hard Things  

Here are some behind the scenes shots of the band playing on the 2 new tunes.  

Mike Green engineer extraordinaire


Julie d & John H
Me & Producer John Hancock
The band
The band
Legendary Rich Dixon
Groove master Joel Stevenette in his “cage”


Ryan Tilby
Amazing player of all things string – Ryan Tilby




Merry Christmas! Azevedo sister’s sing Jingle Bells

Three years ago my dad, Lex de Azevedo, gave his daughters 3 arrangments of favorite Christmas songs inf 5 part harmony for us. Here’s “Jingle Bells” sung at a recent holiday party. HERE . From left to right: Lex (on piano) Rebecca, Rachel, Carrie, Emilie, me.

See My Dad’s Gloria Concert Dec. 4 & 5th

Looking for a great way to kick off the Christmas season and start a great Holiday tradition? My dad is presenting his…

“Gloria: Celebrating the Life of Christ” Concert
Dec. 4 & 5th 7:30 pm in SLC.