Raine Hamilton Trio features string quartet-like arrangements of original folksongs
The Raine Hamilton Trio will perform at the Quadra Community Center on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Raine is part prairie singer, part storyteller; Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humor and grace. Raine brings the deep love of the violin into the singer-songwriter genre, writing for violin and voice, as well as guitar and voice. Joined by cello and double bass, expect string arrangements that push and pull, moving as they console.
A classical violinist and trained musicologist, Raine and his string trio offer string quartet-like arrangements of Raine’s original songs. They call it chamber folk, a hybrid of the classical tradition of chamber music for string quartet, with the singer-songwriter folk that comes so naturally to Raine.
Raine’s latest work, the full album Brave Land (2021-22), is a concept album about mountains and the courage, wisdom and otherworldly connection they represent. Here, as in Raine’s 2018 album Night Sky, the songs are set to complex, seasoned arrangements for guitar, violin, cello and double bass. Once again Raine worked with string trio collaborators Quintin Bart on double bass, Natanielle Felicitas on cello and Lloyd Peterson as producer/sound engineer.
Raine believes that music is for everyone and we all have something to share. Raine is the recipient of the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award for Emerging Artist of the Year! Raine has toured Canada extensively, driving, flying and floating from coast to coast. Highlights include: Performing songs with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (five times), performing with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, playing a show in a cave (10 stories underground!), playing festivals across Canada (Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver Island Music Fest, Atlin Festival, Home County, Filberg Fest, Lilac Fest, Harvest Moon, Trout Forest), playing for the Passage on Via Rail and meeting so many amazing humans along the way road.
Advance tickets for the Quadra Concerts production are $20 and will be available at Inspirations in Quathiaski Cove, Copper Coast in Heriot Bay and online through the Tidemark Theatre. Tickets will be sold at the door for $25. Coffee, tea and delicious treats will be available in the concession. Masks are not mandatory but feel free to wear one if you are more comfortable. For more information on their full concert series, please visit quadraconcerts.ca.
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