RESONANT CHAMBER FOLK WITH AN OTHERWORLDLY EDGE AND A LYRIC PRESENCE THAT CUTS DEEP


American Sign Language Interpretation

Having an ASL interpreter at concerts always makes me feel included and I love that my language is being shown for all to see.
— Jamie Routledge

New Album

Night Sky (March 2018), SELECTED STREAMING

 

EPK Video:

FIRST ALBUM

Past Your Past (May 2015) SELECTED STREAMING


TESTIMONIALS

Raine Hamilton is an Artist who is taking the traditions developed at our Folk Festivals and moving them forward without losing the original intent. Her music incorporates solid songwriting, trippy soundscapes, Classical sensibilities and socially-conscious attitudes. I can’t wait to see where her paths leads her as an artist and us as her fans! She is a great festival participant as she gets it. A fearless collaborator.
— Doug Cox, AD Vancouver Island MusicFest

“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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

  • HOME ROUTES

  • 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

PAST SHOWS

Click here to see past shows


Raine performs in The Rat's Nest Cave near Canmore, 10 stories below the Earth.

Raine performs in The Rat's Nest Cave near Canmore, 10 stories below the Earth.

LINKS

CONFIGURATIONS

Solo: Raine solo, violin, guitar, voice

Duo: with bass or cello

Trio: with bass and cello

Full band: with bass, cello, drums

WORKSHOPS

Raine offers workshops in songwriting and fiddle tune writing for children and adults. Details here

TECH

Download tech and stage plot TRIO

Download tech and stage plot SOLO

Download tech and stage plot full band

CONTACT

Manager: Teresa Nelson
Traverse Music Management
teresa@traversemusic.ca
204-979-3456

HIGH RES PHOTOS


BIO

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

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