Jon Williams: guitar, vocals
Kenneth P.W. Rainey: mandolin, vocals
Josh Piet: bass
Harmony from the hollers of Chicago
The Mountainaires are the Chicago-based trio of guitarist Jon Williams, mandolinist Kenneth Rainey, and bassist Josh Piet, miners of the deep tradition of country brother duets in the style of the Delmores, Louvins, and Monroes. Both Mountainaires are Ohio transplants who have been active on Chicago’s country music scene for over a decade.
Jon Williams has played with a who’s who of Chicago musicians, and is currently active with the Chandelier Swingers, The Hat Stretchers, and the Peter Joly Group. Mandolinist Kenneth Rainey plays with Chandelier Swingers, the Golden Horse Ranch Band, Mar Caribe, and the Last Kind Words. Josh Piet plays with Chicago legends The Hoyle Brothers, as well as The Lawrence Peters Outfit, Naomi Ashley, and the Peter Joly Group.
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