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Tennessee Snow

Teni Rane

Just like every aspect of life, snow is fleeting. It comes in a fresh blanket one day and stays for just a little while. Even when you feel like the brown slush in the roads will be around forever, slowly, slowly, slowly, it disappears. And then one day it is spring and then summer and snow seems like the furthest possible thing away from the day.
Just like every aspect of life, snow is fleeting. It comes in a fresh blanket one day and stays for just a little while. Even when you feel like the brown slush in the roads will be around forever, slowly, slowly, slowly, it disappears. And then one day it is spring and then summer and snow seems like the furthest possible thing away from the day. Fall comes back around and if you are patient, the snow will come again in the winter. In Tennessee it doesn’t snow all that much. We get a dusting a few times a year and some years we get lucky enough to get that full, crisp, white blanket that softens the world and quiets the streets and slows down the rush of everyday traffic. It comes and then it goes - melting back into the world. Tennessee Snow buries the rush of the holiday season under fresh snowfall and spends time enjoying a slower moment making memories and promising to hold onto the love of the season even when the snow and the season fade away.

Sometimes songs fight you. This one did for a while. I must not have been ready to hear what I was trying to say when I first started on the idea. With a leftover studio day coming up and all the tracking for Cozy Inside and Rosemary & Evergreen complete, I decided to go back to the “unfinished” folder and see what ideas I might be able to coax into the “finished” folder. Tennessee Snow came together on Sunday evening, tracking was started on Monday, and on Tuesday of that same week we were moving into mixing and production. I love the big, echoing, atmospheric instrumentation that gives Tennessee Snow the muted yet forward sound of listening to any sound on a snow covered day.
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Rosemary & Evergreen

Teni Rane

I love sharing what I see and what sticks with me about a moment or an activity. In our little household, Jonathan and I celebrate something called “Tree Day” - this isn’t Arbor Day, or National Tree Week. This is a holiday that we’ve made up for ourselves. On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, we go and pick out a live tree, we decorate the house,
I love sharing what I see and what sticks with me about a moment or an activity. In our little household, Jonathan and I celebrate something called “Tree Day” - this isn’t Arbor Day, or National Tree Week. This is a holiday that we’ve made up for ourselves. On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, we go and pick out a live tree, we decorate the house, trim the tree, drink hot chocolate and listen to holiday records all day. Lights and ornaments and stockings come down from the attic and the annual campaign to make our cats disinterested in the live indoor tree begins. Rosemary & Evergreen is about this day, our day, “Tree Day”. I’m learning that it is important to take a stand in how I create and allow rituals to frame and direct the passing of a year. Rosemary & Evergreen and my other holiday songs are the result of claiming and stating what is important to me around the holiday season - being with the ones I love, creating a cozy atmosphere to bolster me through the coldest parts of the year, and enjoying the delights that only the wintertime and the holiday season can bring to life.

An upbeat and swinging song, Rosemary & Evergreen had some sonic room to play. Vocal layering and percussive movement helped craft a well-driven song that knows when to fill out and when to thin out. Written during and after Tree Day 2020!
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Cozy Inside

Teni Rane

When it is unbearably cold at night - I mean the bone-chilling-wet-cold of the first truly frigid nights in the late fall, the ones that you weren’t ready for yet, and the early dark that starts to feel oppressive after the golden days of September - all I want from the world is candlelight, board games, hot meals, and cozy evenings with the ones
When it is unbearably cold at night - I mean the bone-chilling-wet-cold of the first truly frigid nights in the late fall, the ones that you weren’t ready for yet, and the early dark that starts to feel oppressive after the golden days of September - all I want from the world is candlelight, board games, hot meals, and cozy evenings with the ones closest to me. Cozy Inside juxtaposes the bright crisp mornings of a frosty late fall run up to the holidays with the retreat to the warm and bright settings of holiday decorations and celebrations with family that hold the early evening darkness at bay. The holidays are hard for many people - even the most balanced and close knit families can feel the strain of unmet and unspoken expectations on their gatherings. Cozy Inside is also a wistful call for the simplicity of being together in those moments in ease. A note of melancholy rings through Cozy Inside - almost like remembering a holiday then currently experiencing one. I attribute this to it being originally penned during the holiday season of 2020 - when nothing about gathering was simple.

I love the vintage feel of the vocal layering that reaches for an echo of traditional holiday music while staying true to my vocal style and desire to keep the song the focus and the production not overdone.
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Feb1

Teni Rane @ Folk Alliance International Conference

Folk Alliance International Conference, Kansas City, MO

I'm delighted to be participating in FAI this year in Kansas City! If you are an attending artist or industry professional, I'd love to connect! Here is my Showcase Schedule:

Wednesday, Feb 1
Access Film Music - 11:30pm - 12:00am - Room 553

Thursday, Feb 2
Interstate 88 - 11:00pm - 11:30pm - Room 741
12:40am - 1:00am - Yellow Canary - Room 738

Friday, Feb 3
Nordic Folk - 10:30 - 10:50pm - Room 639
FAI First Timers - 11:50pm - 12:10am - Room 663

Saturday, Feb 4
10:50 - 11:05 - Covering Your Friends - Room 844

Mar2

Teni Rane @ Teni Rane LIVE @ Chattanooga Song Circle

Teni Rane LIVE @ Chattanooga Song Circle , Chattanooga, TN

Hosted by Richard Daigle, Chattanooga Song Circle is a listening room experience with great local singer/songwriters sharing their original songs. Hosted the first Thursday of the Month at Puckett's in Chattanooga.