|Saturday 16 March 2019 @ 09:00pm : -
Thunder and Rain
Thunder and Rain is a 4-piece acoustic americana band from the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Consisting of acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass, Thunder and Rain seamlessly blends their favorite elements of bluegrass, country, pop and alt-rock to cultivate their own take on the American roots music traditions. Driven by the catchy choruses and dreamy melodies sung by Erinn Peet-Lukes, the band perfectly supports her heartfelt songwriting with strong country grooves, lush harmonies and rich instrumental decoration.
Erinn formed the band in the fall of 2013 when she moved to Colorado from Brooklyn, NY. Since then, she has added the classical talents of Ian Haegele (Upright Bass), the smooth sounds of Chris Herbst (Dobro/Lap Steel), the crisp chop from Dylan McCarthy (mandolin), and sometimes the beautiful melodies provided by Natalie Padilla (Fiddle). The band is excited to have Natalie join them on their upcoming Spring 2019 tour to the UK.
Thunder and Rain has played for audiences in Canada and Ireland, as well as across the US. Their meaningful lyrics and soaring choruses have connected with fans both young and old. They are now touring on the heels of their second full length album, "Start Believing". Notable past achievements include being 2014 Rockygrass Band Competition finalists, #1 Westward's Best Bluegrass bands of 2016, and Erinn Peet-Lukes being a 2018 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition finalist.
"Thunder and Rain's pop folk is slick and could (and should) get placement on Nashville." ~ No Depression
"There are pop elements to [Thunder and Rain] songs that make them appealing to both old-school bluegrass shitkickers and people who just love great melodies." ~ Denver Westword
"[Peet-Lukes] is a fine vocalist and it is on the more mid-tempo or slower songs such as I Won’t Try For You, LA on which she really shines and, high praise indeed, brings the sound of Natalie Maines and The Dixie Chicks to mind on occasions." ~ Americana UK
"Thunder and Rain finds themselves in a place somewhere between their bluegrass origins, and today’s somewhat undefined Americana market, mixing elements of folk and modern country into their sound." ~ Bluegrass Today
"In applying any label it is also necessary to describe the instrumentation, artist qualities in terms of playing and singing as well as the quality of their writing and this talented band ticks all of the 'High' quality boxes." ~ Americana Roots UK
"Thunder and Rain is taking Colorado music by storm" ~ Boulder Lifestyle Magazine
"The foot-tappingly infectious, often dreamy melodies and tumbling chorus hooks work to soothe and invigorate like clean mountain air." ~ Folk Radio UK
"With their mix of bluegrass, folk, and hints of early alt-rock eras, Thunder And Rain are headed in the right direction" ~ Global Texan Chronicals