Loss Rayne

Loss Rayne

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Loss Rayne is a young, high energy, Austin-based blues/rock act. Their vintage sound has been compared to Janis Joplin, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Bonnie Raitt, and Susan Tedeschi.

Biography

Envision a simple concept: truly talented musicians coming together for a single purpose- to create honest, heartfelt music. No preconceived notions of genre, no boundaries or time limits, no pop song templates to adhere to, no target demographic-just soulful music to inspire thought and emotion. Many would respond to this statement with “If only.”

This is the concept that Loss Rayne was founded on in late 2004, in a smoky bar in Lubbock, Texas. Kasi Painter, a prominent and immensely powerful soul, jazz, and blues singer on the Lubbock scene, attended a small show that local hotshot rock/blues/country guitarist Keenan LeVick was performing with one of their mutual friends. A shared disdain for current musical trends, and a shared interest in trying their hands on the Austin, Texas music scene led to discussion of a possible collaboration. The discussion led to more discussions, and by March 2005, both Painter and LeVick were busy writing songs and playing small acoustic shows in Austin. Audiences were immediately won over. Enemy House, a local label, took interest and talks about the recording of a full band album began. They adopted the name Loss Rayne, and recruited local favorite Patrick "Trick" Durrett for bass duties, and power drummer Anthony Clarkson. In October, the band began fleshing out 12 original tracks for their debut album, Fragile Mind.

At the end of January 2006, the band went into A-Valve studios with engineer Rob Hinton of 2222 Productions behind the board. With Paul Zanetti as co-engineer, the band raised eyebrows when it took them no more than a week to finish all tracking. Loss Rayne soon found a welcome addition to the band in John LeBas, a seasoned pro drummer. On June 13th, Fragile Mind dropped into hundreds of eager hands, and the album continues to see rapid sales.

After crafting their performance chops and playing a number of successful local shows and festivals, along with generating a strong word-of-mouth buzz, Loss Rayne decided to throw a party to celebrate the success of Fragile Mind on October 14, 2006. The week leading up to the 14th found the band interviewing with Loris Lowe on KLBJ 93.7 FM, FOX 7 News in the Morning, and Caitlin Minnich at KOOP 91.7 FM. Teaming up with Austin legend Malford Milligan, the band finally threw the party they had been waiting for at the renowned Alligator Grill in Austin, with Brandon McHose and The Ryan Davis band opening up the night. Loss Rayne was the only band that night to continuously throw electrical breakers throughout their set.

What does the future hold for the band? Only time will tell. Many are saying that Loss Rayne is what popular music has been waiting for. Kasi Painter's silky smooth to whiskey-worn voice, introspective lyrics about love, loss, and life, combined with an eclectic blend of rock, blues, folk, and jazz - is a breath of fresh air, and still retains the warm familiarity of a favorite old blanket. Loss Rayne will make you feel.

Lyrics

Lightning

Written By: Loss Rayne

It was on the news just yesterday
Two more people die, it seems so far away

Lord I have a heart, but it’s tucked away
I know I should feel, but safely here I stay

The numbers they add up the people they fall
To me they are numbers they have no faces at all

Until today, until today

CHORUS
When lightning strikes too close to home
You’ll never be the same
It hit the ground just right next door
Set the whole place on fire
So hard to ignore
When lightning strikes too close to home

His name was Tim, grew up on my street
Just a regular guy, the nicest you’ll ever meet

He broke my heart, lord, a time or two
Now just memories, no more “me and you”

The whole world crumbles far away you feel the same
In your face, an uneasible pain

Just like today, just like today
(Chorus 2x)

Just Calling

Written By: Loss Rayne

Just calling darling
To say what I mean
I guess I’m alright now
Though you’re still in my dreams

At night when I’m sleeping
Day my mind wanders
I begin to weeping
Cause it seems so real

Bring it back to me now

CHORUS
Cause I break down
When I hear the sound
Of your voice in my head
I can’t make it go away
I can still taste
And I see your face
In every thought that crosses my mind
I can’t make it go away

It’s been a good while now
Since I skipped town
But if you promised me your love
I’d come back around

I got nothing to offer
Money and such
But I’ll pour on you like water
All of my love

Bring it back to me now
(Chorus 2x)

Faith

Written By: Loss Rayne

Her name was faith but it didn’t apply
To what she said or did or ever felt inside
She grew up trusting no one and with good reason
From day one she was traded for freedom

Sadly her mother didn’t understand
Couldn’t give up her life so she searched for a hand
To take the place of who she should have been
Later gave her to a home that would take her in

Didn’t realize the love she hadn’t shown
Was just the beginning of untrust of the unknown

CHORUS
Faith babe you gotta learn there’s love outside
You gotta let yourself go, let go of your foolish pride
It’s hard to make yourself feel when alienation’s all you’ve ever known
But faith is your name babe and life is a lonely road to walk alone

It just so happens the ones that took her in
Were in it for the money continue the sin
Eighteen emancipated that day
She chose to live life her own way

She loved and lost and let a few good ones go
Irony of her name only she would know
Given up on life, years of given out on love
Then came a message form above

At church house heard the preacher scream her name
She fell down on her knees and she prayed in shame
(Chorus)

She decided then to let the whole world in
She can’t give up on life, not for someone else’s sin
She left that church free of suffering and strife
But didn’t see that truck rounding the corner that would take her life

Her body laid outside the church for all to see
Blood red from her cold, cold lips trickled purity
A life of doubt Faith lived ‘til she was graved
The day of her death was the day she was saved

Discography

Debut Album, 2006- "Fragile Mind"

Set List

Our set includes up to 120 minutes of originals and rock/blues covers.