Rainey Qualley is a singer, songwriter, and actress who records pop music as Rainsford. Born in New York City and raised in Missoula, Montana and Asheville, North Carolina, Qualley is the daughter of former model Paul Qualley and model/actress Andie MacDowell, and sister of actress Margaret Qualley (Palo Alto, The Nice Guys). Splitting her time as a young adult between Los Angeles and Nashville for her two careers, she landed her first major film role in the 2012 comedy-drama Mighty Fine, where she played the daughter of characters portrayed by Chazz Palminteri and her real-life mother. She later appeared in the 2014 short film Pink & Baby Blue, followed by a lead in the 2014 contemporary western Falcon Song. In 2015, she made an appearance playing a model in the final season of the award-winning U.S. cable TV drama Mad Men.
Her seven-track music debut, Turn Down the Lights, was a country effort produced by Russ Zavitson (Billy Ray Cyrus, the Wilkinsons) and songwriter John Ramey (Tracy Byrd, Don Williams) and recorded in Nashville. Demonstrating varied country-pop, it was released by Cingle Records in June of 2015. A year later, after leaving Nashville, the singer reemerged as Rainsford with "S.I.D. (Sunshine in December)," a sultry electropop tune with a vocal delivery in the realm of R&B-influenced pop. The like-minded "Too Close" followed in the fall of 2016. In the meantime, she continued to model and act under her full name, taking roles such as a lead in the short film No Other Like You (2016) as she prepared her Rainsford debut EP. ~ Marcy Donelson
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