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.

Upcoming Shows


Sep
4
th
Bayfront Festival Park
Sep
4
th
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

Past Shows


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

Nov
4
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Clerks III: The Convenience Tour

with Kevin Smith
Oct
24
th
7th St Entry

Pretty Sick

Sep
14
th
Livestream

Gang of Youths ⏤ Livestream

Jan
30
th
Fine Line

Adam Melchor