Joe Rainey

Joe Rainey is a Pow Wow singer from Red Lake Ojibwe in Minneapolis, a city with one of the largest and proudest Native American populations in the country. On Niineta, Rainey demonstrates his command of the Pow Wow style, descending from Indigenous singing that’s been heard across the waters of what is now called Minnesota for centuries, and accompanied by cinematic, bass-heavy production from Minneapolis producer Andrew Broder. The two of them first met backstage at Justin Vernon’s hometown Eaux Claires music festival before encountering each other more frequently through Vernon and Aaron and Bryce Dessner’s 37d03d collective—both contributing to the last Bon Iver album. Depending on the song or the pattern, Rainey's voice can celebrate or console, welcome or intimidate, wake you up with a start or lull your babies to sleep. Each note conveys a clear message, no matter the inflection: We’re still here. We were here before you were, and we never left.

Past Shows


Sep
4
th
2022
Bayfront Festival Park
Sep
4
th
2022
Bayfront Festival Park

Water Is Life Festival

hosted by Winona LaDuke • featuring Ani DiFrancoIndigo GirlsAllison RussellTia WoodLOWDessaJoe Rainey SrKeith SecolaAnnie HumphreyDavid Huckfelt & The Unarmed ForcesCorey MedinaGaelynn Lea • emcee Thomas X
with D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai and Quannah Chasinghorse
Jun
27
th
2022
7th St Entry
Jun
27
th
2022
7th St Entry

Joe Rainey

'Niineta' Release Show
with FPA, NESS NITE, The Don and more!
Jan
12
th
2022
Turf Club
Jan
12
th
2022
Turf Club
Cancelled

Andrew Broder & People

Back on Our Bullshit January 2022 Residency
with Joe Rainey, Rachel Lime and Alan Sparhawk

More Shows

Oct
1
st
The Fitzgerald Theater

Clannad

May
13
th
First Avenue

Yves Tumor

with Pretty Sick and Nation
Apr
22
nd
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

redveil

with femdot. and D'mari Harris
Apr
15
th
Fine Line

Stars