Kingston, Ontario Singer-Songwriter Jenica Rayne Releases Retro Country Rock Album, ‘Hit The Ground Running’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 10, 2014

 

Kingston, Ontario Singer-Songwriter Jenica Rayne Releases Retro Country Rock Album, ‘Hit The Ground Running

Hit The Ground Running by Jenica Rayne
[Kingston ON] Kingston’s own passionate singer-songwriter, storyteller and seasoned performer Jenica Rayne of Jenica and The RayneMakers and Calamity Janes will release her brand new solo, retro 70s / Country Rock album entitled Hit The Ground Running at BLUMartini Bar & Grill, 178 Ontario Street in Kingston on Sunday, October 26, 2014, 7:30 pm. Her band for the evening will feature Doug Reansbury on electric guitar/BG vocals, Alec Barken on bass, Ken Hall on keys, Duncan Holt on drums, James Wannamaker on tenor sax, Janet MacRae on trumpet, Lynne Hanson and Sandy Stubbert on BG vocals, Danielle Lennon on violin and Rayne on guitar/vocals. Tickets for the CD Release show are available at Tara Foods and Brian’s Record Option.

Hit The Ground Running includes some of Kingston’s and Vancouver’s finest musicians. Recorded during 2013/2014 in Duncan Holt’s Concept Audio Studio in Kingston, and in Vancouver at Hammond Avenue Studio with Rayne’s longtime friend and producer Simon Kendall, the album offers many thoughtful Country Pop/Rock ballads with string arrangements and piano. The title track, “Hit The Ground Running” is an Anthemic Country Rock ballad that starts out slow & builds to mid tempo with brass arrangements and an orchestral sounding chorus, while the up tempo, road tripping “Faster” is Country/Rock inspired by true life events while performing in Mexico.

Rayne wanted to weave the musical influences of her Vancouver players with the sounds of her musician friends here in Kingston. It took a year but she got the sound she was looking for. Her mature alto voice is well-worn like your favourite pair of cowboy boots and her Retro Country Rock compositions and thought-provoking lyrics will take you back to the 70s. This album will fit in perfectly with your Blue Rodeo and Patty Griffin LPs.

Jenica Rayne is a jazz trained, accomplished guitarist and storyteller Jenica Rayne at the farmdescribing soul-searching, fun-loving and heartbreaking experiences. Audiences become engaged, reflective and revitalized with her shows. She has released four previous critically acclaimed solo CDs: Hall of Memories (1999), Essential Elements (2005), Live Rayne (2007) and Love is Love (2013), as well as Calamity Janes (2013) with the Calamity Janes Band.

Rayne recently appeared on CTV Morning in Vancouver with Jessie/Genie Award winner Simon Kendall and has shared the stage with many of Canada’s finest performers. She teaches music and guitar at the Kingston School of Music and is now ranked #1 in Folk / Folk/Rock by ReverbNation in Kingston, and #67 nationally.

Hit The Ground Running is available on iTunes and CD Baby.

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Website: www.jenicarayne.com
Music: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JenicaRayne
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenicaRayneLive
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JenicaRayne
CBC Music: http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Jenica-Rayne

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
Sherri Provost-Williams
Email: sprovostwilliams@gmail.com
Phone: 1-613-331-3006
Phone: 1-613-539-2774

 

Paint The Town PINK! For The Cure, Sat. Apr. 2nd

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Gananoque “Paints the Town PINK” for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research

Gananoque, Ontario, March 15, 2011 – Organizers and musicians are gearing up to Paint the Town of Gananoque PINK! on Saturday, April 2nd. Jeff Girling, owner of the Stonewater Pub, hosted the first incarnation of the fundraiser in 2010, and it was such a rousing success, he decided that this year they would expand the event to include neighboring venues: Muskie Jakes (Gananoque Inn) and the Firehall Theatre at the 1000 Islands Playhouse.

“Paint the Town PINK! 2011” includes an expanded line-up of exceptional female singer-songwriters who are generously donating their time and talents to the cause. The afternoon will kick-off at noon with an open jam at the Stonewater Pub, led by Jenica Rayne and Lynne Hanson. Local musicians will perform at the Stonewater and Muskie Jakes through the afternoon. The festivities will then shift to the Firehall Theatre, where artists Katherine Wheatley, Jeanine Noyes, Glenna Green and Laura Bird will be performing in a Songwriters’ Circle. They will be followed by Juno-Nominated artist Roxanne Potvin from Montreal. Potvin has just completed her latest album “Play” which is scheduled for release in April.

Organizers are also pleased to have the ever-popular Georgette Fry and her acclaimed choir Shout Sister appearing later in the evening. The day will wrap up with the “Ultimate Girl Group” party made up of the women artists from throughout the day, performing songs from some of their favourite female singers and songwriters, all on-stage with the house band.

Wristbands are $5.00/ea and will be available in advance from March 24 – April 2 at the Stonewater Pub and The Gananoque Inn. On the day of the event, wristbands can also be purchased at the Firehall Theatre. There will also be a silent auction and draws for prizes.

Last year’s fundraiser, a special women-only acoustic open mic event called “Toast and Jam” hosted by the Stonewater pub, raised over $3000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region. This year, event organizers have increased their goal to $5000. The money raised by this year’s “Paint the Town PINK!” event will fund breast cancer research and community health initiatives in Ontario.

About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

As the leading national Volunteer-based organization dedicated to a future without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for relevant and innovative breast cancer research; meaningful education and awareness programs; early diagnosis and effective treatment; and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer. For more information about the Foundation’s work in Ontario, visit www.cbcf.org/ontario.

About “About Paint the Town PINK!”

“Paint the Town PINK!” is an annual event that brings together musicians and residents of Gananoque, Ontario and the surrounding areas to come out and have fun while showing their support for breast cancer research. All proceeds from this event are being donated directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region.

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Girling, Event Chair
613-382-2542 or kgirling@cogeco.ca

Vanessa Burnett, Assistant Coordinator, Media Relations
613-583-2065 or kevinhead_bookings@bell.net

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES:

Stonewater Pub & Irish Eatery, 490 Stone Street South at Water Street, Gananoque
Noon – 2:00 pm Women-Only Open Mic hosted by Jenica Rayne
2:15 – 2:45 pm Troubadour
3:00 – 3:45 pm Sheila Burtch
4:00 – 4:45 pm Anna Robertson
5:00 – 5:45 pm Jenica Rayne and Lynne Hanson
8:00 – 11:00 pm Troubadour

Muskie Jakes@The Gananoque Inn, 550 Stone Street South, Gananoque
Noon – 12:45 pm Billissimo
1:00 – 1:45 pm Di and the D-Tones
2:00 – 2:45 pm Erica Bradley
3:00 – 3:45 pm Michelle Girouard
4:00 – 4:45 pm Michelle Kaz

Firehall Theatre, 1000 Islands Playhouse, 185 South Street, Gananoque
5:00 – 7:00 pm Songwriter’s Circle featuring Katherine Wheatley, Jeanine Noyes, Glenna Green and Laura Bird
7:00 – 8:00 pm Special Guest Artist: Roxanne Potvin
8:00 – 9:00 pm Georgette Fry and Shout Sister
9:00 – 11:00 pm “Ultimate Girl Band!!”

Some Artist Merch will be available – Cash Sales only