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Raina Rose loves to share her refreshingly optimistic perspective on the world. Her unique voice and exceptional guitar playing transcend age, gender and generation, and even catch the ears of those who aren't typically into acoustic guitar-driven songwriting. Redefine Magazine has said, “Between her big voice, with its unusual blend of twang and jazziness, and her whimsical sense of storytelling, Rose is definitely not just another boring indie folk songstress.”
Raina moved to Portland, Oregon with her family in 1988. She was given a guitar at age eleven and sent around the corner for lessons. By the time she hit high school, Raina more often than not skipped classes to write heart-wrenching teenage love songs in Portland's lush, green public parks. After graduating, she moved to the Oregon coast and taught environmental science to youngsters while basking in the majestic silence of 500 acres of ancient forest and foggy beachfront. It was this blissful solitude that made Raina realize she wanted to make music for people.
Raina has toured relentlessly for the better part of the last five years. Her travels have taken her everywhere across the USA and Europe, including such venues and gigs as the High Sierra Music Festival, Club Passim (Boston, MA), and The Birchmere (Alexandria, VA).
The Folk Project is a non-profit 501(c) Corporation whose mission is to present high caliber folk music performances and instructional workshops for the public and members; to encourage development of musicianship and performance skills in the northern New Jersey area; and to provide interesting social and learning activities relating to traditional and participatory folk music and dance.