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Rayne Grant’s NOCTURNAL BEES are a Powerhouse in the world of Folk-Punk, grinding their way across fertile fields of music like a thresher. In the vein of The Pogues and Ani DiFranco her unique brand of artistry sets her apart amidst the widespread lackluster of the modern commercial music landscape!
It seems she has always had her finger in the pie, organizing benefit concerts; hosting three radio shows @ Telluride's. KOTO 91.7FM, (one of them interviewing musical talent; Patrice Pike, Igor Shor and the Russian Rednecks, Forest Fagan, The String Cheese Incident to name a few), live performance (Including involvement with the local Telluride Repertory Theater), working with video and editing @ TCTV, even booking bands briefly in ATX. In the end though her music is the thing…the driving force that has propelled her, headlong into the void…
Born in Small Town, Mississippi, enveloped by music and art, she began singing and writing when she was knee high to a grasshopper. Her father, a DJ in New Orleans, introduced her to a multitude of artists and styles. His mother, Bobby “Momo” Brown was an entertainer in NOLA in her hay day, throwing lavish after parties with other local performers such as Chubby Checker and Fats Domino in attendance. Old style Jazz and Blues were mainstays when ol’ “BB” was on the keys, and has remained a haunting influence for Rayne since her youth. Many where the times when “Momo” would pat the bench and offer her a seat only to smack her knuckles harshly with a ruler and tell her she would never be as good as she with playin’ like that.