RESONANT CHAMBER FOLK WITH AN OTHERWORLDLY EDGE AND A LYRIC PRESENCE THAT CUTS DEEP
Night Sky (March 2018), SELECTED STREAMING
Past Your Past (May 2015) SELECTED STREAMING
“There is something about Raine Hamilton that makes you believe in better things. Her melodies and crisp vocals combined with honest and compelling prose make her one of the most loved artists on any stage.”
- Angela Drainville, Producer/AD, Atlin Arts & Music Festival
"Sitting in a Showcase at Pacific Contact, my friend leans over and says “You’re going to love this artist”. The first song ends and I look at my friend, speechless. I know I have to share her music with my audience. I was right, they loved her. And the kicker? She’s a joy to work with too."
- Craig Moddle, Manager of Entertainment, Butchart Gardens
“I first booked Raine Hamilton to perform at Home County 2015. It has been wonderful to watch her grow over the past three years as a performer and songwriter. We were thrilled to bring Raine back in 2018 for the 45th anniversary of the festival.”
- Darin J. Addison, AD Emeritus, Home County Music & Art Festival
“Raine Hamilton is an artist to keep your eye on. Her trajectory up into skilled artist and humorous raconteur has been swift and awe inspiring. Raine's professionalism - combined with a purity of voice and solid playing - makes her a good bet for any show.”
- Heather Bishop, Artist, Order of Canada
“(Re: songwriting workshop) Raine Hamilton wants to help people write and perform songs, and she is very, very good at it. Participants leave with well deserved confidence and skills they can use in song creation and other adventures. ”
- Cathy Morgan, Facilitator 2016 Live From the Rock Songwriting Workshop
"I feel like she sings things I feel in my heart. She sings feelings. She is a wizard and I love her."
- Mandy Mcllwraith, fan
PRAISE FOR NIGHT SKY
“Raine Hamilton’s new album Night Sky is a warm, sweet stringed folk serenade to life’s beauty – the pain, joy and vibrance of our shared human experience.”
- Mitch Mosk, Atwood Magazine
“This is one of those singular albums that I could easily loop on my player during the workday and never tire of it. ”
- Great Dark Wonder
"Raine Hamilton’s storytelling is almost ethereal in its energy and tone. Her vocals never waver, and each song carries its own power."
- Rebecca Mattina, Canadian Beats
CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARD WINNER 2018: EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
EARSHOT FOLK/ROOTS/BLUES TOP 10 FOR 12 WEEKS, No. 2 OF THE YEAR
PERFORMING SONGS WITH THE WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (3X)
TOURING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETED CONCERTS
ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOLS, SONGWRITING AND FIDDLE TUNE WRITING WORKSHOPS
CONCERT IN A CAVE, 10 STORIES BELOW THE EARTH
FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL 2018 OFFICIAL SHOWCASE
FOLK MUSIC ONTARIO OFFICIAL SHOWCASE
CONTACT EAST OFFICIAL SHOWCASE
PACIFIC CONTACT OFFICIAL SHOWCASE
OSAC OFFICIAL SHOWCASE
ONTARIO CONTACT OFFICIAL SHOWCASE
VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSICFEST, COMOX BC
ATLIN ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, ATLIN BC
TROUT FOREST FESTIVAL, EAR FALLS ON
LIVE FROM THE ROCK, RED ROCK ON
KISPIOX, KISPIOX BC
FESTIVAL DU BOIS, COQUITLAM BC
FESTIVAL DU VOYAGEUR, WINNIPEG MB
HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL, CLEARWATER MB
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Solo: Raine solo, violin, guitar, voice
Duo: with bass or cello
Trio: with bass and cello
Full band: with bass, cello, drums
Raine offers workshops in songwriting and fiddle tune writing for children and adults. Details here.
Manager: Teresa Nelson
Traverse Music Management
HIGH RES PHOTOS
Resonant, acoustic chamber folk with an otherworldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals and strings; A combination of vocal agility and power.
AWAKE. LISTENING. PRESENT.
Raine’s new album, Night Sky, tips between the earthly and the otherworldly; it is anchored in relatable lived experience, while reaching into the space just beyond, thinning the veil between here and there, affording safe passage to the rough and beautiful places.
Raine’s ethereal voice and lyrics are at the forefront of these powerful and relatable tunes, written both in English and in French. Alongside cello + double bass, and with Raine on violin or guitar, these songs have a moving string quartet feel with a cosmic reach.
Raine is also a charming and funny storyteller, pairing her vulnerable tunes with engaging story intros. Raine believes that music is for everyone, and that we all have something to share. An experienced educator, Raine offers workshops in songwriting and fiddle tune writing (EN/FR). Raine also offers concerts with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, to help make live music and the community that comes with it accessible to the Deaf community.
Raine has toured Canada extensively, driving, flying, and floating her way coast to coast. Highlights include: Performing songs with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (3 times!), playing a concert in a cave (10 stories below the earth!), playing festivals across Canada (Vancouver Island Music Fest, Atlin Fest, Home County, Filberg Fest, Lilac Fest, The Works, Harvest Sun, Harvest Moon, Trout Forest), playing for her passage on Via Rail, and meeting so many amazing humans along the way. She reports a full and smiling heart <3.
SOUNDS LIKE: A string quartet + Sarah Harmer + Joni Mitchell