Bradley Christopher Rains (b. 28 July 1986) is a musician from Booneville, Mississippi. A multi-instrumentalist since the age of six, he is fluent in the electric bass, drums, guitar, piano, saxophone, voice, and proficient in at least a dozen others. Known for playing virtually every instrument on every one of his recordings since age thirteen, he's written, recorded, and produced hundreds of songs, six studio albums, one live album, scored independent films, and composed several works for theater productions.
Jacob Rains, Bradley's younger brother and only sibling, acts as producer on all Bradley's recordings. He specializes in sound engineering, synth sound creation and production, and brass instrumentation and orchestration.
Jerry Rains, Bradley's father, has played saxophone and piano for a number of LRR projects. Mr. Rains is a professional jazz pianist with some 50+ years of playing experience. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where, as lead alto saxophonist, he played with the critically acclaimed UTC Jazz Band as they embarked upon their European tour. One of the highlights of this tour was playing the 1979 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Also while in college, he played saxophone and organ with a band known as Virgin Wool. Between 1969 and 1970, Virgin Wool recorded at the original Muscle Shoals Sound in Muscle Shoals, Alabama - a studio which at the same time was recording The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon. After receiving his master's degree from Memphis State University, Mr. Rains settled down to a quiet life as college music teacher in Booneville, Mississippi. Now with 25+ years of teaching experience, he's counting down the days to retirement, during which he is considering authoring a college textbook on modern practical music theory.