Years of playing music with the same people grants you special powers: You anticipate where everyone's heading and sense in advance what you'll find when you get there. After the show, you can discuss how it went, without hurt feelings.
"There's a bond," says Rane singer and guitarist Alan Venitosh. "It's almost like being on the same sports team. You connect."
Rane, a jamband (the label "soft prog" also appears to have stuck) from South Windsor and Enfield with an elevated sense of songcraft, was an East Coast bar/college fixture from around 1996 to 2008.
During that time, the...