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Onstage with Raina

An artist's perspective on venues, shows, and the music-making life

Raina has been an internationally touring folksinger since 2006. She lives in Austin, TX, with her bassist husband and sons.

Onstage with Raina

An artist's perspective on venues, shows, and the music-making life

Raina has been an internationally touring folksinger since 2006. She lives in Austin, TX, with her bassist husband and sons.

Music Never Ages

"You may be getting older, but music is ageless."    How true! You can hear a song and be transported to a specific time and maybe even specific place. It does not even matter if the song was good or bad, or if you liked it or hated it.  It is probably as close as we'll get to time-travel.

Almost every time I hear Boston's "More Than A Feeling" I am 16 again and driving friends in my folks green '72 Impala between home and the ski hills outside of Buffalo.  And with Hey Jude I still remember buying the single at the Two Guys in Cherry Hill NJ, I think I was 8.   Nothing like music to transport you to a time, place or mood.