Raine Hamilton and Emily Rockarts are both on tour this fall throughout Eastern Canada! Very excited to be playing together at the lovely Red Brick Cafe! PWYC ($5-10 suggested).
Resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep.
Raine 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.
East is relative. I live in Winnipeg, so these tour dates all happen to the east of me, most of the time. I would love to connect, wherever we are relative to each other when that happens 🙂
This tour marks an important shift for me: This is my first tour as a full-time musician. I have laid down my day jobs of years past, with gratitude for the livelihood and life they have sustained, and am leaning, trusting, bounding into a life that art built. Every fall I can remember I would be going back to work teaching right now. But this fall is different. This fall, as I leave on tour I am stepping over a threshold into new life, new identity: I am an artist now. Art is where I live.
This tour is a dream. So here I go. Eastward and artward.
I’ll be joined on these shows by my good friend Murray Jowett on fiddle. Life is neat.
Emily Rockarts is becoming known as one of Toronto’s most charming performers. Emily and the band have been playing together for a year now working on new songs, and playing in new places.
Emily met Dan Rougeau (guitar – Flatrock, Midcoast), Soren Nissen (bass – Omni 3, David Occhipinti) and Ian Wright (drums – I Double You, Autobahn) while attending school at Humber College. Drawing on different backgrounds of rock, pop, jazz, and folk they’re working towards developing a cohesive sound that merges these influences.
This year Emily is working towards writing a full length record, as well as touring throughout Canada.