Raine Hamilton – Brave Land
Released: January 21, 2022
Resonant, acoustic chamber folk with an other-worldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals + strings. Anchored in the ancient mountains, reaching out beyond the earthly.
Raine Hamilton is part prairie songstress, part storyweaver; Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace. Raine invites deep 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.
Raine’s latest work, the full-length album Brave Land, is a concept album about mountains, and the courage, wisdom, and otherworldly connection they represent. Here, as in Raine’s 2018 CFMA award winning album Night Sky, the songs are set to intricate and seasoned arrangements for guitar, violin, cello, and double bass.
Once again Raine has worked with string trio collaborators Quintin Bart on double bass, Natanielle Felicitas on cello, and Lloyd Peterson as producer/engineer.
Raine offers: “As a prairie-dweller, I was in a good position to appreciate the contrast of the open, vulnerable lands of my upbringing, with the courageous, up-reaching lands of the mountains. We don’t have “up” where I come from, so I really had a lot to learn from the mountains, this brave land that connects both the earth and the sky.”
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