Episode 117 - Raine Stern

Raine Stern is a 23-year-old queer singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Madison, WI. Raine was a contestant on Season 20 of The Voice, has been featured on PBS’s 30 Minute Music Hour, and most recently was featured in NPR’s “Best 2021 Tiny Desk Contest.” 
When Raine first picked up a guitar at 11 years old, She found a home for the stories she had always felt the need to tell. Her lyricism is potent and poetic, and her arrangements fill in the cracks that language can’t. As a teenager, She spent her evenings playing at blues clubs with musicians three times her age. Now, She  writes and arranges all the parts for her own 9-piece band.
Raine’s timeless pop sound paired with guitar skills well beyond her years have earned her comparisons to music icons such as Prince. Whether writing, producing, or performing live, Her talent is met head-on with an undeniable sense of purpose. Raine’s lifelong mission is to inspire devotion to causes such as environmentalism and equality.