Raina Rose is a bootclad sinner/songwriter born on the day the music died. She sings americana-folk songs of long travels, fictional characters, time that plays tricks and the tricks that governments play. Starting her life in Los Angeles during the Regan era, her family soon emigrated to lovely Portland, OR where Raina cut her teeth on the notable music scene. One foot firmly planted in the NW city and the other ankle-deep in the Pacific Coast, Raina took off on tour in late 2005 and has been at it ever since. Thanks to the campfires of the Kerrville Folk Festival, Raina found the draw of the Austin music community too strong and now calls the Live Music Capital of the World her homebase. She let that southern flavor sink in and now serves a brave and heartbreaking brew of fingerpicking, flatpicking, and fresh-voiced stories.
Catch this bird in flight all over the country.
"Raina Rose's new cd End of Endless False Starts requires the listener to tap the brakes and tune in. It’s not mindless, groove-oriented stuff here, so an appreciation for poetry is a prerequisite."
-Performing Songwriter Top 12 DIY, May/June '09
"You jumped on every song like a cat, broke my heart, made me laugh and I knew that I could brag about you to anyone and feel completely justified."