Formed in the mining town of Leadville, CO, Lake County Rain presents a soundscape deeply rooted in place. “Junkyard” Jason Taylor’s train-whistle harmonica evokes Leadville’s bygone mining boom while Ned Warner’s lyricism and joyous voice offers honest stories that mirror his own westward migration. His characters are seen wistfully but optimistically singing “Goodbye to uptown rooms and French perfume / You don’t need them anymore / And hello to radio, no broadband show / What you need ain’t at the store / Sweet Amelia, Welcome to the Country.”
With interests and influences ranging from Wilco to Merle Haggard, the band spans the gaps between Americana, Rock, Bluegrass, and Country. Steve McCauley on dobro and Josh Alford on mandolin can tug the 6-piece band toward a danceable down-home stomp or modern country rock if Alford trades his mandolin for an electric guitar. The band is anchored by Abel Corral on drums and Colin Kovacs on bass who bring hard rock influences and a driving pulse.
Lake County Rain is proud to release their first full-length album, “Welcome to the Country” which they recorded through the fall of 2016 and winter of 2017. The band’s debut EP was listed as one of the top 25 underground albums of 2016 on Nerdist.com.