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Raina Rose | When May Came

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When May Came

by Raina Rose

11 highly personal vignettes from this hard-working indiefolk hobo-ess. Recorded over the course of 4 September days in Austin, TX by a group of friends, this album has minimal overdubs & edits with the utmost fire.
Genre: Folk: Anti-Folk
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1. Sun Comes Back
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2. Your Neighbor's Trampoline
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3. Let Me Down Easy
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4. If You're Gonna Go
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5. Desdemona
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6. Nashville
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7. Pretty Good Today
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8. Stone Around My Neck
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9. What Do You Bury?
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10. Heart Broken Open
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11. Bluebonnets
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Album Notes
When May Came to Texas in the spring of aught eight, it was mayhem.
Rising folk star Raina Rose had recently given up her apartment and her
boyfriend and once again moved all of her belongings into her car (a failing
1985 VW Vanagon). She and her dog Hopi hit the road and began writing
the songs that would comprise her 4th full length studio album.

Fifteen months and a couple hundred shows later, it was time to give these songs
a home. After a few false starts with astrologically unsuitable producers,
Raina took the reigns herself, assembled a band of her favorite Austin musicians,
promised them food and sweet talked Stephen Orsak into setting up microphones
in a friend's living room. Over the course of 4 days in the September of 2009,
Raina's first self-produced album was born. When May Came is a collection of
11 live performances, recorded face to face by a group of friends, with minimal
overdubs and equal parts laughter, magic and -yes- mayhem.



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The Greatest Party You've Ever Been To
Diving into one of Raina's new albums is like being invited to a party full of strangers by that one good friend (we all have one) who always knows the coolest people. Nothing's familiar yet, but in catching that first riff - like catching a first smile - you are curiously attentive, knowing that each new entity has infinite potential to become an old, old friend. Like kindred spirits, those future old friends are instantly recognizable, but I’m planning to have a great time getting to know them much, much better. Particularly noteworthy tracks from When May Came include Desdemona, Stone Around My Neck, and What Do You Bury; that said, the entire album rings with the richness of spirit, heart and voice that characterize all of Raina’s creations.

Handyman Bob

Listen to 'Desdemona' and try not to sing along. Go ahead, i dare you.
It's difficult to concentrate on reviewing Raina Rose' album "When May Came" because I've got the opening track stuck in my head. The hook is just a few la la la la la's sung over the lead guitar riff which seems simple enough, but she is playing the rhythm, singing the lead and then picking the lead all at the same time. Raina tours the country tirelessly playing the house concert / coffee house circuit and she is usually accompanying herself and she can make that guitar like 2 or 3 pickers. For this recording she is joined by a group of friends who understand how to add just enough to compliment her tunes without overpowering her message or her voice. The result is a collection of memorable songs that will have you searching the internet for her next show near you.


Raina Rose is one of the most talented artists I've encountered, which is saying a lot in a place like Austin, Tx. Her lyrics are always interesting and thought provoking, w/ beautiful melodies and harmonies. She presents common themes in a unique way.

When May Came is a great album. Each song, touching and inspired, showcases Raina's lyrical and vocal talents. The instrumentation is fantastic. I highly recommend this album. Fav. tracks: Desdemona, Sun Comes Back, Stone Around My Neck.


I don't know what I like.
It's a trite saying but works for me: I don't know what I like but I'll tell you when I hear it and I've heard it in this CD. Raina Rose has a voice that draws you in and keeps your attention. She is seriously talented both vocally and instrumentally. Each of the tracks on this CD is unique and catchy. The accompaniment is just that. It backs a great voice and poignant lyrics. I love Raina Rose!


Best Yet
Raina's albums have always brilliantly conveyed emotion but this one is the greatest yet. Both incredibly raw and amazingly polished. An absolute masterpiece!