Rainbow Girls are an eclectic trio hailing from the golden countryside just north of California’s Bay Area. Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, vari-textured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into a beautiful sonic tapestry. Throughout their performance, voices are paired with an ever-changing amalgamation of acoustic and slide guitar, keys, upright bass, harmonica, and an array of vocal techniques creating an engaging and often emotionally moving live show. Their music delves deeply into themes of the human experience: hopeful love, honest self-reflection, and pursuits of social justice. Their debut album as a trio, American Dream, crystallizes these ideas in acoustic amber, encapsulating a beautiful new direction for their ever-evolving sound.
Originally formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2010, the Rainbow Girls have spread their musical wings both internationally and domestically, from busking on the streets of Europe to playing pubs and theaters in the UK, to house concerts, festivals, and shows in the US.
from title track “American Dream”
“It’s nice to have a plan for growing old
Unfathomable luxury, a plan for growing old
It hits you all at once that you wish that you’d been told
Circumstances change and then you’re kicked out in the cold
But everyone’s worth something and it’s not their weight in gold””
– Rainbow Girls