In the spring of 2014 Thunder & Rain set out to make traditional American music more accessible to modern ears. As a new project out of Golden, CO they have performed at the Golden Music Festival, Clear Creek Rapidgrass Festival, opened for Peter Rowan at the Vail Bluegrass Series, and placed in the finals at the 42nd Rockygrass Band Competition.
The fall of 2014 brought the success of T&R’s first Kickstarter campaign. With the support of their fans, the band recorded Holler Out at Swingfinger’s Studio (Head For the Hills, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West).
Holler Out was co-produced by Stephen Ambrose (Asius Technologies, inventor of in-ear monitors, previous audio engineer for the Grammy awards and the Super Bowl) and studio engineer Aaron Youngberg (Finnders&Youngberg). The album was mastered by two-time Grammy award winner David Glasser (Airshow, NPR).
The album encompasses T&R’s love of acoustic instrumentation, pop sensibility, and arrangements that lean on vocal harmonies that support the depth of their songs. “If traditional folk music is going to come back to its rightful place in the forefront of country consciousness, then bands like Thunder & Rain are going to be the ones leading the revolution.” (For the Country Record)
With the release of Holller Out in February of 2015, the band will be touring nationally to introduce themselves to fans that share their excitement in an ever-evolving approach to modern acoustic music.