April 11, 2015

Aliens Are Listening To My Music Right Now

Dear Everyone,

I entitled this post Aliens Are Listening To My Music Right Now, because I’m a sucker for believing shit we see in the movies. I always thought that when I sang live on radio, or had my songs broadcast on the radio, that the signal traveled deep into space. So I Google’d it! Now I am super bummed, as apparently the signal degrades with in a few light years, and the nearest sun is 100% too far away to be HEARD! Oh well, it led to my epiphany for the day… so I’ll forgive Hollywood this time.

So for my epiphany, It seems like forever since I released Rock The Water. Sitting back relaxing today, thinking of aliens listening when I got to perform live on radio, I had an epiphany. I have allowed LIFE to take over, and have rarely been picking up my guitar, let alone writing songs. Sounds like a negative epiphany BUT its NOT! My epiphany, that smacked me across the face today, is that I will “Never Stop Dreaming”! Music never dies. I have created something that will live on FOREVER, even if aliens can’t hear me. #neverstopdreaming

Maybe you have something you loved doing so much… that you have stopped doing it?

Here is that radio appearance that aliens will never hear. While you watch this… I’m going to go write a few songs 🙂


PS. Yes I believe in aliens.

May 19, 2013

2013 Raito is Still Alive and Kicking

Hi All,

Just wanted to first apologize for dropping off the face of the earth for 6 months… life happens I guess!

The year after debuting an album like ‘Rock The Water’,  probably should have been followed up with more radio interviews, begging to play any gig I could, trying to convince Manitoba Music I’m serious about International Exposure, coercing friends and family to buy t-shirts, CD’s and ‘Raito’ little key chains, etc. Not my style, I guess,  and in the mean time I certainly let life get in the way of promotion and honestly stopped music all together.

FACT … the album is still here :)! Alexander Keith could still license my single (long shot I know)! I’m still here with 8 fingers, two thumbs, and capable vocal chords. I am slowly getting back my MOJO and starting to write again. I do still believe you and I can achieve anything we set are minds too.

Stay tuned!!!

In the mean time, hope you are enjoying May Long Weekend!



October 26, 2012

Rock The Water CD

Today, I received the 1st 100 copies of Rock The Water. Freaking awesome!!!!

So here is the deal:

  1. * First 100 receive a signed and numbered copy. (after first day 47 are left)
  2. * I will mail the CD anywhere on planet earth for NO  additional cost. (If you are in the Peg’ I will hand deliver and may just bring my guitar to sing a song or two:)
  3. * $9.99 to purchase my album and help me fund album number two!!!!

Anything else you need to hit the ‘ADD To Cart’ button below and I’ll DO it!!!!! Ummm….. almost anything 🙂


Rock The Water CD

October 14, 2012

Download Rock The Water FREE

Download Any of My Songs off my debut album FREE on Soundcloud

I released ‘Rock The Water’ because I love making music. I happily slaved away in the studio to bring my passion to the world,  for you to listen to my tunes and hopefully connect with one or two songs,  and I don’t want to give up the chance you might listen to a song a second time just because you don’t use iTunes 🙂 Having said that, “If you feel compelled to buy a song or two, or the whole album on iTunes, Rhapsody, etc.  please DO! Every dollar encourages me to start my 2nd ALBUM”

The image below shows how you can download each song… ( Either click on the image below to take you to SoundCloud or use the link below)

Download for free here: http://soundcloud.com/leeraito/sets/raito-discography




download rock the water free


October 5, 2012

Rock The Water CD Released on Alexander Keiths Birthday

Well, today is the day folks! It’s OFFICIAL.  Rock The Water is now available worldwide (digital only for now)! Physical CD’s will be ready soon.

Thought it would be fun, as the last song on the Album is called Alexander Keith, to release it on his Birthday for all those folks I love on the East Coast. Happy Birthday Alexander Keith!!!

I’ll do a lengthier post soon with people to thank, studio stories, etc, but just wanted to break the news.

You can stream it FREE here: https://raito.ca/songs/
Here is the iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/rock-the-water/id567759212

Rock The Water and have a great long weekend coming up!!!

September 23, 2012

Leaked Song-To The Moon And Back

To celebrate the birth of my niece today and picking up my MASTER COPY of Rock The Water, I have decided to leak  the first song on the album called To The Moon & Back.  A song about what you put into love…. just seems ever so  right for the occasion!

I hope you enjoy the 70’s organ vibe in the bridge, the lyrics penned with my heart and the three guitar parts I loved every minute of recording!!!

Should have physical CD’s ready in the next 2-3 weeks and an official release date for ya soon!

Here is To The Moon And Back:




PS. Today was a GREAT day. My niece was born, an album was born and … I’m as excited as $%&^ that YOU are actually reading this and listening to my music 🙂


September 22, 2012

CD Release Date Coming Soon


It seems like yesterday I picked up the guitar for the first time.  For years I was just the ‘guitarist’, and I was always happy with that, but behind closed doors, from day one, I was writing songs and singing (when nobody could hear me of course). Ha… I still like to write in the bathroom 🙂  I always thought I sucked. Even to this day, it is hard to listen to my own songs with out being overly judgmental about  not sounding like some of my favorite artists; Foo Fighters, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, etc.

Today it HIT me! Who cares!!!!! I’m an artist and I sound like ME!

I just scheduled a meeting Sunday night to go review my mastered album, with Polyphonic Mastering Labs,  before I release it to the world. 8 songs that I wrote (should have been 10 but that’s another story). 8 songs that will soon  be on every digital site online and a physical  CD that will be my first, but not last, attempt at exposing my songs to the world in hopes that they will live long beyond what ever time I am granted on this planet! At the time of recording these songs they were the best I had in me. Today, I realize by recording Rock The Water it was just a spark igniting a flame. It has resulted in the inspiration for so many new songs I can’t begin to describe…

Thanks again to Scott Pinder, of Polyphonic Mastering Labs,   for mastering my album Rock The Water and as well to producer & engineer Len Milne for making this possible!

Stay tuned! CD release date is coming REAL REAL soon!



PS.  I may release the album on Oct. 5th (Alexander Keith’s Birthday) ….thoughts?  

September 11, 2012

Rock The Water Album Art Contest Winner

150 hours in studio DONE= 8 Songs (+2 for Second Album 🙂

148 album art designs…contest  DONE= 1 Winning Album Cover (Congrats George Weis of Tekeme Studios)

Finishing what you started=PRICELESS

CD Release  & long list of people to thank COMING VERY soon.

Rock The Water ~ Album Art