Fragile Mind is a powerhouse combination of dynamic soulful vocals, huge guitars, rumbling bass, and driving drums. Original heartfelt writing and emotional performances span a mixture that the best that blues, rock, folk, and soul have to offer. Simple love odes to more introspective topics are delivered with stunning clarity. Fragile Mind is original, unique and not an easy album to categorize or corner. ------------------ LOSS RAYNE and 'Fragile Mind' earned the following first-round Grammy Nominations for the 2007 Grammy Awards! -Album of the Year: Loss Rayne - Fragile Mind -Record of the Year: Loss Rayne 'All of My Life' -Song of the Year: Loss Rayne 'Useless Cause' -Best New Artist: Loss Rayne -Best Rock Performance by Group with Vocal: Loss Rayne 'Come With Me' ------------------ -INSITE MAGAZINE ALBUM REVIEW- The 'Fragile Mind / Useless Cause' combination are actually my favorites on the disc. It starts with a crawl and builds up to a chorus that I can't get out of my head (in a good way). "I don't wan't to be a useless cause / sometimes just can't help the way I feel / I wonder why, wonder why things can't get back / to the way things used to be." Throughout this disc I thought Keenan LeVick's guitar could very easily compete with Kasi Painter's vocals for front-position, but they meld together very nicely, creating a fantastic blues-based rock sound. Painter has a Janis Joplin quality to her voice - very powerful and soulful. LeVick's guitar is powerful without being overbearing. -Sean Claes, Editor, Insite Magazine ------------------ -LOSS RAYNE'S HISTORY- Envision a simple concept: truly talented musicians coming together for a single purpose- to create honest, heartfelt music. No preconceived notions of genre, no boundaries or time limits, no pop song templates to adhere to, no target demographic. Just soulful music to inspire thought and emotion. Many would respond to this statement with 'If only.' This is the concept that Loss Rayne was founded on in late 2004, in a smoky bar in Lubbock, Texas. Kasi Painter, a prominent and immensely powerful soul, jazz, and blues singer on the Lubbock scene, attended a small show that local hotshot rock/blues/country guitarist Keenan LeVick was performing with one of their mutual friends. A shared disdain for current musical trends, and a shared interest in trying their hands on the Austin, Texas music scene led to discussion of a possible collaboration. The discussion led to more discussions, and by March 2005, both Painter and LeVick were busy writing songs and playing small acoustic shows in Austin. Audiences were immediately won over. Enemy House, a local label, took interest and talks about the recording of a full band album began. They adopted the name Loss Rayne, and recruited local favorite Patrick 'Trick' Durrett for bass duties, and power drummer Anthony Clarkson. In October, the band began fleshing out 12 original tracks for their debut album, Fragile Mind. And just recently in December 2006, Loss Rayne and their original label Enemy House signed on with Mesa Records, an independent Austin, Texas based label, to further push this remarkable album.