Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg acoustic folk singer-songwriter Raine Hamilton will be hitting the road this fall with a string of Eastern Canadian Tour Dates starting in Waterloo on October 15. See below for full tour listings. The upcoming tour is in support of Raine's debut album Past Your Past but she is also looking towards the future with the release of a new song entitled 'Robin Hood' which will be included on her sophomore album set for release in 2017. Check out the exclusive premiere of the 'Robin Hood' live performance video on Grayowl Point.
Raine Hamilton is part prairie songstress, part storyweaver; each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace. Think Joni Mitchell meets Tina Fey. Raine invites her love of the violin into the singer-songwriter genre, writing for violin and voice, as well as for guitar and voice. Raine performs resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals and strings; a combination of vocal agility and power.
Raine Hamilton's well received debut album Past Your Past was released in 2015 and since its release she has been playing live at venues, festivals and homes all across Canada, gaining plenty of fans along the way. She is currently working on her second release with acclaimed Winnipeg producer Lloyd Peterson. The new album will include the track 'Robin Hood', a song that Raine's been performing live for a while now. The idea for 'Robin Hood' comes from Raine's past.
"The harmony and style of this song are influenced by my background as a medieval musicologist," explains Raine. "I have a masters' degree in medieval musicology from the University of Ottawa. I wrote a thesis that exists on the internet. Someone ordered a hard copy of it once, evidenced by a 12 cent royalty cheque that came in the mail one day. I love medieval music for its otherworldliness, for its harmonies and crunches, for its treatment of time and metre.”
Look for Raine Hamilton on tour in Ontario and Quebec this fall, starting in Waterloo on October 15th. Please visit rainehamilton.com for more information and the most up to date tour listings.
RAINE HAMILTON // PAST YOUR PAST EASTWARD TOUR
October 15 - Waterloo, ON - House Concert
October 16 - Toronto, ON - Bell Jar
October 19 - Guelph, ON - Red Brick
October 20-23 - Ottawa, ON - Folk Music Ontario Conference
October 26 - Kemptville, ON - The Branch
October 27 - Ottawa, ON - House Concert
October 30 - Montreal, QC - Grumpy's Bar
November 1 - Hull, QC - House Concert
November 3 - Windsor, ON - SHO Gallery
November 4 - Toronto, ON - The Painted Lady
"Past Your Past is a carefully crafted folk album that is gracefully familiar, and like Joni Mitchell's Blue, you'll want to listen to it over and over...Please, sit on your porch with your eyes closed and listen to this gem." - Stylus Magazine
“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, there’s plenty of promise to be teased out of such a short entrance.” - Gray Owl Point