A Mourning Rain
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A Mourning Rain

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"A Mourning Rain CD Review"

A Mourning Rain's debut record is an oddball mix of weird instruments, softly strummed guitars and off-kilter beats over sweet but urgent singing. It's freak folk, although the lyrics stray into blatantly religious references. But it's a neat package - the whimsical albeit interesting folk music works with the lyrical content. -Joseph Lord - Velocity Magazine

"50 States In 50 Weeks...Week 32: Kentucky"

Louisville’s A Mourning Rain are a young band in every sense of the word. Formed in 2008, band members range in age from 18 – 21. Their youthful exuberance is evident in their eclectic indie folk sound, which features toy piano, didgeridoo, banjo, trumpet, handclaps, harmonies and gang vocals. Fans of Sufjan Stevens should take a listen to the quirky “Filthy Rags.” - Bethany Leavey


Neither He Who Plants Nor He Who Waters Is Anything



Formed in Louisville, Kentucky in 2008, A Mourning Rain has sunk their feet into an eclectic indie folk sound. With band members ranging from 18 to 21 years old, their love and energy shines through their music as well as their live performances. AMR started as a 3 member group: Corey (guitar, vocals), Eli (drums, spare percussion), and Elizabeth (vocals, spare percussion, toy piano, glockenspiel), playing coffee houses for tips. The addition of Louis (djembe, spare percussion) and Blaire (accordion, tambourine) allowed several styles of music to coalesce into one congruent design.

Their first studio album, Neither He Who Plants Nor He Who Waters Is Anything, recorded at Dead Bird Studios in Louisville, was released in June 2009. The 11 track album features a variety of instrumentation, including accordion, banjo, toy piano, claves, didgeridoo, trumpet, and waist belts. The overall message of the album seeks to show the kind of growth that only God can give, and that without Him, the fruits of our labors will spoil.

AMR's blend of several styles of music has won them two battles of the bands and has gotten them invited to play Cornerstone Festival 2009 in Marietta, Illinois.

AMR is excited to see what the future holds for them.

All praise be to God.