Fusing powerful song writing with musical flare, HATFUL OF RAIN combine English, Celtic and American traditions.
Formed in 2011, Hatful of Rain were quickly signed to the Folk/Americana label Union Music Store. The band’s first album ‘Way Up on the Hill’, led to a session on the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Bob Harris Saturday show. A second album, ‘The Morning Key’ followed in 2014 and was warmly received by the roots music world with the Hatfuls nominated to perform at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville and as Best Group in the Spiral Earth Awards.
In 2016 the band set about exploring the music that had influenced them in their early musical careers. Released on their own label Long Way Home Music their EP brought together new arrangements of traditional UK and US songs.
Titled ‘Songs of the Lost and Found’ the band’s third album was officially released on 1st July 2018
The album is full of original songs that speak of ‘today’; responding to the modern world’s experiences of loss, redemption, migration, identity and austerity.