Resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge
and a lyric presence that cuts deep
NEW VIDEO - ROBIN HOOD:
Past Your Past, released May 2015.
“Raine Hamilton was, in a star-studded cast of famous players, the most remarkable and remarked upon performer who graced our stages last weekend.
I would highly recommend this pint-sized dynamo to any presenter. Ps. She's great with kids.”
- Jennifer Ives, AD of Live From the Rock Folk and Blues Festival
“Raine Hamilton was an asset to the artistic vision of our festival 2015. Raine is a talented singer, songwriter, and musician. She is also a delight to deal with professionally.”
- Darin Adison, Artistic Director of Home County Festival, London ON
“Raine Hamilton and Quintin Bart delighted audiences at the 2016 Trout Forest Music Festival. Both are delightful people and great workshoppers.”
- Devin Latimer, A.D., Trout Forest Music Festival
“Raine Hamilton delivered an incredibly engaging set of music that connected with a wide audience. Raine has a unique stage presence thanks to a genuine delivery of her songs, plus some quick wit. She even joined William Prince during his set and accompanied him on violin.“
- Stu Anderson, AD Prairie Wind 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
Pacific Contact Official Showcase
Recording second album, Winter 2016
Home Routes, 2017
Summer Festival Tour, 2017
Artists in the Schools songwriting and fiddling workshops
Raine With The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Folk Music Ontario Official Showcase
Contact East Official Showcase
Trout Forest Festival, Ear Falls ON
Live From The Rock, Red Rock ON
Grassy Plains, Grassy Plains BC
Kispiox, *Headliner*, Kispiox BC
Festival Du Bois, Coquitlam BC
Festival Du Voyageur, Winnipeg MB
Home County Festival, London ON
The Works Festival, Edmonton AB
Rainbow Trout Festival, St. Malo MB
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.
HIG RES PHOTOS:
Resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals + strings; A combination of vocal agility and power.
Raine is part prairie songstress, part storyweaver; Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace. Expect to laugh, expect to cry. Also, she’s probably shorter than you’re imagining, so expect that, too.
Raine invites her love of the violin into the singer-songwriter genre, writing for violin and voice, as well as for guitar and voice. Joined by cello and upright bass, expect string arrangements that push and pull, that move as they console.
Reviewers describe Raine’s music as “simultaneously earnest and mature” (Daniel Emberg, Stylus Magazine), “complimented by menacing strings and balanced out by Hamilton's sugary vocals.” (Nicholas Friesen, The Uniter).
“I was stunned to hear something as clear and delicate as her voice ring out - commanding attention with its sensitive, open approach… with a rich musical history at play in her creation.” (Eleni Armenakis, Gray Owl Point).
Check out Raine's new full-length album, Past Your Past.