RAINE HAMILTON'S SOPHOMORE RELEASE
NIGHT SKY OUT ON MARCH 23rd
ALBUM RELEASE SHOW ON MARCH 24th @ THE WECC
TOUR DATES STARTING APRIL 4th
NEW SINGLE 'STARLIGHT' OUT TODAY
>> WATCH/SHARE VIDEO HERE <<
(Winnipeg, MB) - Winnipeg singer/songwriter Raine Hamilton's second full-length album Night Sky is set for release on Friday, March 23rd and today marks the release of a new single 'Starlight'. Watch the video here. 'Starlight' follows the release of 'Lift Me Up' which was released late last year.
To celebrate the release of the new album, Raine will be performing live at The West End Cultural Centre on March 24th with a Canadian Tour starting in Saskatoon on April 4th (see below for full tour schedule). Raine is taking steps to make the album release show more inclusive with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and gender inclusive washrooms. The release show will open with an artists' circle, featuring Abigail Lapell, Nic Dyson, Gabriela Ocejo, and ASL poetry by Jordan Sangalang. The entire show will have ASL interpretation, including consultation and shadowing by Joanna Hawkins. Click here to see live performance footage with ASL interpretation from Brittany Toews.
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 and double bass, and with Raine on violin or guitar, these songs have a moving string quartet feel with a cosmic reach.
"The night sky, for me, is a symbol of the beyond. It is light in the darkness," says Raine. "It is stillness and vulnerability. Imagery of the night sky appears again and again in these songs, the title of the album making itself known."
Raine's live show is more than just music as she's 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 many festivals across Canada, playing for her passage on Via Rail, and meeting so many amazing humans along the way.
Raine Hamilton's new album Night Sky will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, March 23rd. For more information and the most up to date tour schedule, please visit: rainehamilton.com
RAINE HAMILTON >> UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES
March 24 - Winnipeg, MB - The WECC *Album Release Show* (with full band) Ticket Link here
April 4 - Saskatoon, SK - The Bassment (with string trio)
April 5 - Medicine Hat, AB - Esplanade Theatre (with string trio)
April 6 - Twin Butte, AB - The General Store (solo)
April 7 - Grand Forks, BC - Seniors Hall at City Park (solo)
April 8 - Vernon, BC - Record City (solo)
April 11 - Vancouver, BC - Guilt & Co. (solo)
April 13 - Chilliwack, BC - Tractorgrease Cafe (solo)
April 14 - Lions Bay, BC - House Concert (solo)
April 21 - Toronto, ON - House Concert (solo)
April 22 - Toronto, ON - The Burdock (solo)
April 25 - Peterborough, ON - The Garnet (solo)
April 26 - Owen Sound, ON - Bleeding Carrot (solo)
April 28 - London, ON - House Concert (solo)
April 29 - Whitby, ON - UpCap Cafe Concert Series (solo)
RAINE HAMILTON - NIGHT SKY TRACKLISTING
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 23rd, 2018 (INDEPENDENT)
2. Lift Me Up
3. To The North
4. Robin Hood
5. Aurora In The Meadow
7. For Hidegard (Canon in b phrygian)
8. La Plaine
9. Broken Plate
10. Bury My Heart