Our Story

Thunder and Rain is a newgrass band based in Nashville. They weave together bluegrass instrumentation with award winning songwriting inspired by pop, country, classic rock and old time. Three part harmony and sing-along choruses support image-rich lyricism and thunderous banjo / fiddle drive.

In their decade-long career, the band has shared the stage with Billy Strings, Krueger Brothers, Peter Rowan, AJ Lee and Blue Summit and Brothers Comatose. “Run With You”, a single released in 2020, was selected for the IBMA Songwriter Showcase 2023.

Founding member and band leader Erinn Peet Lukes pursued her songwriting and performing career through major music hubs until she landed in Colorado in 2013, where Thunder and Rain formed from the Denver bluegrass scene. They’ve recorded three studio albums and toured the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK.  The band’s bluegrass take on popular songs on YouTube have amassed hundreds of thousands of views.

After the pandemic thwarted tour plans and band momentum in 2020, Lukes’ moved to Nashville where she met Amelia Ransom (fiddle) and Laura Ray (banjo). They hit it off right away, and decided to reform the band with an emphases on their strong three part harmony and more traditional feel. They are releasing their fourth studio album in Fall 2024. Rounded out on tour by upright bassist Andrew Tyler Brown, the band is excited to be on the road while creating and arranging new material.

Erinn Peet-Lukes- Lead Vocals, Guitar

Amelia Ransom-Fiddle/Vocals

Laura Ray- Banjo/Vocals

Andrew Tyler Brown - Bass