The FBR, whose name was inspired by a 1970s song by famed Leonard Cohen, is a fresh sculpture of various American roots genres and styles delivered with poetic lyrics, captivating melodies and rhythms, and powerful vocals. Their debut single "Rain On" is a glimpse of a future all-original album with song topics ranging from love and addiction to spirituality and sin, set in melodies that every listener can feel deep in the soul.Each member of the band adds a unique background that adds color to the band’s overall offer.
Malarie McConaha, the band’s lead singer and lead guitar player, intertwines her spirited delivery of rich vocals with raw guitar that ensnares the audience’s attention and holds it throughout every performance.
Tim Hunter, acoustic guitar and harmonica player, also sings and writes much of the band’s original music. Storytelling is what he is most known for, having spent his college days studying classic literature, and countless hours writing thousands of poems and songs.
Although The Famous Blue Raincoat is billed as an all-original, Americana act, they love covering songs and writers with stories they themselves connect with. John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac, Guy Clark, Janis Joplin, Emmylou Harris, Grateful Dead, Steve Earle are among some of their favorites.