The Rains are a husband and wife duo who weave a special sound with their strong songwriting and unique harmonies. Their original Country/Americana tunes achieve that delicate balance between being both heartfelt and commercially viable.
Marty Rainone is a native of New York City. His first musical influences were Bob Dylan, Donovan and many of the early Greenwich Village folk scene artists. He was later influenced by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Marty moved to Nashville, TN in 1992 where he was mentored by the great Harlan Howard. He has had songs recorded by the Fox Brothers, Miko Marks and many others.
Carol Hashe Rainone, originally from Santa Cruz, California spent many years in Nashville involved in the songwriting scene including a stint as a staff-writer at Sony/Tree Music Publishing. She has performed her original songs at the Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner Café and the legendary Joe’s Village Inn. Her co-written song, Airplane Light, was the Grand Prize winner of the ASCAP Foundation/Lilith Fair Songwriting Contest.
It was in Nashville that Marty met Carol and after writing and performing together for many years, they discovered they had a harmony blend all their own. They decided to form The Rains.
Now residing in Northern California, The Rains have released two CDs –Stubborn Dreams and Shadows on the Tracks.