Welcome

I'm Raina Rose. I'm a songwriter, mama, and dreamer. I was born in LA in the early 80's and my family moved to Portland, OR in 1988. I lived at my summer camp on the Oregon coast after high school, teaching environmental science and playing songs for kids. I moved into a minivan and hit the road in 2005 when I was 23. I eventually moved to Austin, Texas where I married a bass player with whom I am raising two boys. I write songs, I love to cook, I was in a movie called FOLK, and I really like you a lot. I'm currently writing a memoir about a decade of traveling the interconnecting roadway of gigs and songs.

 

VESTA 1/31/2020 

VESTA IS RELEASED! Available at my apothecary, FOLK POTIONS, or digitally on bandcamp.  

"Her enchanting voice spotlights lyrics that ring with poetry as she sings of finding the quiet beauty in her surroundings while doing things as mundane as taking out the trash." - KUTX 

This collection of 10 songs written during the past 6 years since Raina’s last record, Caldera explore the common miracle of matressence. Vesta, the Roman goddess of the Hearth, is the keeper of the flame as well as the embodiment of the flame itself. She is the knowledge that sex, motherhood, and family are one and the same. 

As we usher in the era of the sacred feminine, we must acknowledge that the same breast that makes one flush with desire also feeds the baby. The power of women lies in our deep legacy of creation, without which nothing can exist. This album centers around that transition from spark to flame. 

Produced by Jt Nero of Birds of Chicago, Vesta was made over the course of four days at Henhouse Studios in Nashville, TN. Engineering and electric guitars by Steve Dawson with Raina’s husband Andrew Pressman on bass and Jamie Dick on drums. Harmony vocals by Alli Russel and Awna Texiera of Po’ Girl. All horns, woodwinds and their arrangements by Levon Henry.

Back in the saddle 

Hey Friends! 

Thanks for coming to my website, it's been while since I've updated this because I have been busy with my side hustle, Folk Potions! I make herbal infused organic skincare for the whole family. I make salve, lip balm, face oil, soap, cbd salve, body butter, and more! Its amazingly fun and satisfying. I have spent the last two years focusing on that project, but I am happy to say that I have recorded a new record with JT Nero from The Birds of Chicago at the helm. My new album VESTA will be out later in 2019. I can't wait for you to hear it. Also, I will be supporting some amazing artists on short tours this year. Hope to see all my old friends and fans. Love yall!
xo

Raina

photo by the amazing Hunter Paye

Thank you for being a friend... 

Hey there friends! 
I am surprised that having two kids, a dog, a husband, a music career, and anything else is hard to keep up with. If you'd like to get involved with what I do, whether it is support my music or just listen here are a few ways to do it: 

Like my Facebook music page

Become a Patron on Patreon, where i post at least one new song a month! 

Follow me on Instagram

Share some articles I've written on No Depression or on the Huffington Post 

Or come see a live show!! 

thanks so much 

xo, rr

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