Thunder and Rain has been performing together since they first met in 2013, with a distinctive sound that mixes the roots of bluegrass with touches of folk and country. They created a bit of a stir two years ago with their acoustic/bluegrass version of Sweet Child Of Mine, the rock anthem by Guns N Roses, which was posted on YouTube.
The single is a new song from Erinn Peet-Lukes, the band’s guitarist and lead vocalist. She explains how she came up with this one, and how the title morphed along the way.
“House of Light is the last song I wrote for our album. The theme was already going in the direction of ships and stormy seas, so I wanted the last song to be about a lighthouse and the hope that symbol represents. I also wanted a song in 6/8 because it’s one of my favorite time signatures. With those two ideas, my co-writer and I began writing the song. The words tumbled out in one big heap, and the rhyme in the chorus worked out when I switched the word ‘lighthouse’ to ‘house of light.’ The song was stuck in my head for weeks after I wrote it; it was almost annoying!”
Erinn is joined by bandmates Ian Haegele on bass, Dylan McCarthy on mandolin, and Allen Cooke on reso-guitar.
House of Light will be available later this week from all the popular download and streaming services online.
Passing In The Night is expected to release this winter. Pre-orders can be placed through the band’s Kickstarter campaign.