Caine McDonald believes in a song's ability to convey the essence of what it means to be alive. Armed with a notebook full of original songs written with this goal in mind, Raising Caine formed in Asheville, North Carolina in 2012 and quickly gained momentum with their unique sound. Listening to the lyric and melody, one can hear the rooster’s crow echo throughout the valley, feel the spring mist settled on the garden, and smell the sawdust lingering from a long days work. Backyard fires crackle in time with the beat to songs about love, heartbreak, and the working man. Despite having many songs about the serious sides of life, Caine is a man who “laughs to keep from crying” and many songs will bring an unexpected smile to any listener who picks up on the humorous circumstances painted within the lyrics. It comes as no surprise that Raising Caine was born in Asheville, NC, a small town with a big heart that continually magnetizes world-class musicians and artists. With the support of several select Asheville musicians, Raising Caine has joined the ranks of successful Western North Carolina bands.