Raine Hamilton String Trio

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Strike a Chord
 

The West End Cultural Centre presents
Raine Hamilton String Trio
with The Eisenhauers
and Dave Quanbury

Friday, May 26, 2017

Doors 7:15pm | Show 8:00pm

Tickets: $15
Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketfly, Music Trader and Into the Music

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Raine Hamilton
 
 

Resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals + strings; A combination of vocal agility and power.

Raine Hamilton is part prairie songstress, part storyweaver; Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace. Expect to laugh, expect to cry. Also, she’s probably shorter than you’re imagining, so expect that, too.

Raine invites her 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.

Reviewers describe Raine's music as “simultaneously earnest and mature”
(Daniel Emberg, Stylus Magazine),
“complimented by menacing strings and balanced out by Hamilton's sugary vocals”
(Nicholas Friesen, The Uniter)

“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”
(Eleni Armenakis, Gray Owl Point)


 

Raine has an established history of live shows, including performances for the Governor General of Canada, West End Cultural Centre, Edge of the World Festival (Haida Gwaii BC), Home County Festival (ON), Festival du voyageur, Rainbow Trout, Fire and Water, Harvest Sun, Matlock, Anola Little Music Festival, and the Shine on Festival of Music and Arts.

It has been said that all Canadian writing inevitably reflects the almost impenetrable vastness of the land and the great distances that separate us. If ‘The Road We Once Knew’ by The Eisenhauers, the husband and wife duo of Jeremy Eisenhauer and Sheree Plett Eisenhauer, is any indication, you’d be hard pressed not to come to the same conclusion about Canadian music. Simple, spare and heartbreaking in its directness, the concepts of distance, time and the wavering arcs of separation and reunion have rarely been as compellingly explored as they are in this powerful debut album.

Raine Hamilton website

The Eisenhauers website

Dave Quanbury website


With help from our partners and sponsors Assiniboine Credit Union, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, and The Government of Manitoba.

 
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