Sisters Lela and Rainy Miatke have been singing together ever since they learned to talk. After picking up fiddle and mandolin at the age of 8, they formed the band Rainy and the Rattlesnakes with their dad Ray. With the family band, they’ve toured all over the country, gaining attention for their tight sibling harmonies.
Now, at ages 19 and 17, they have already appeared on stage with such notable performers as Laurie Lewis, John Reischman, Alice Gerrard, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Tony Trischka, Sean Watkins, and The Bee Eaters. They are both passionate songwriters, drawing on the bluegrass and country classics they grew up listening to, and inspired by the northwest forests they call home. An entwining host of instruments lay down a foundation for crisp, strong vocals, creating a striking, lonesome sound.
Despite their young ages, Lela and Rainy have been performing for over 6 years and have been called two of the most promising young musicians in Oregon.