New Album Sneak Peek
- Friday, Feb 5, 2021, 8pm - 10pm
- Raine Hamilton
- West End Cultural Centre
- Advance Cost
Join Singer-songwriter and chamber folk artist Raine Hamilton as she shares a sneak peek of her upcoming full-length album, Brave Land, online on February 5, 2021. Broadcasting live from the West End Cultural Centre, Raine will perform songs from the entire new album, along with some favourites from her past releases. Covid numbers willing, Raine will be joined by her trio mates Nat (cello) and Quintin (double bass), in this live stream and the entire concert will have American Sign Language Interpretation. Tickets are $20 CAD, available for purchase at wecc.eventbrite.ca.
The new album will be released slowly over the course of a year, offering a single per month beginning in January, 2021. Raine invites you to tune in to hear and see these other-worldly, earthy tunes performed live before they are officially released into the world, and is offering a sneak peek of this collection of songs from Brave Land. Proudly presented by the West End Cultural Centre and Home Routes Online, broadcasting safely from the WECC to your home and or bubble.
More about Raine Hamilton & Brave Land
For the past several years, Raine Hamilton has made her way in the world as a full time touring musician, with more time spent on the road than at home. For her the pandemic has meant a real gear change. “I am really feeling at home,” she explains “I welcome this gift of still time. I have been able to take good care of myself and get to know quiet parts of myself in a new way.”
Brave Land is Raine’s upcoming concept album about mountains, and the courage, wisdom, and other worldly connection they represent. Here, as in Raine’s 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award winning album Night Sky, her songs are set to intricate and seasoned arrangements for guitar, violin, cello, and double bass. Raine is joined by Quintin Bart on double bass and Natanielle Felicitas on cello performing as a string trio. “This album is a joyous one, full of celebration and outpouring. I am proud to sing these many songs of the mountains; that brave land that connects us to the sky.”
Once again she has worked with string trio collaborators Quintin Bart on double bass, and Natanielle Felicitas on cello. The three musicians have been working on co-composing arrangements and recording this album since fall 2019, with a 3-month-curve-ball-pandemic-hiatus in the middle-there-somewhere.