Friday, June 26 - 7:15 pm
It’s not every day you witness a musician in her early 20s leading a nine-piece band. Then again, Stern is not your average young musician. Flanked by a pair of backing vocalists and a two-piece horn section, the charismatic Stern often takes flight with blazing Stratocaster solos. Her gritty, soulful vocals are supported by a full rhythm section of keyboards, bass, drums, and rhythm guitar. Raine balances driving blues numbers with downtempo tunes that take full advantage of the band. Stern’s youthful exuberance is on full display—bounding across stage to dance with band mates while ripping out a solo. Yet, she possesses an ability and confidence beyond her years. People often ask Raine, “What genre would you call your music?” And it was put best by a fellow friend and producer, Ryan McCrumb, “It’s a sound unique to Raine. You won’t find this exact thing anywhere else.” So, strap in and surrender to the ride.