Rachael Sage
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Rachael Sage

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1995 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1995
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter

Calendar

Sep
21
Rachael Sage @ Ladybug Festival

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Sep
28
Rachael Sage @ Peoples' Voice Cafe

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Aug
01
Rachael Sage @ The Living Room at 35 East

Ardmore, Pennsylvania, United States

Ardmore, Pennsylvania, United States

Jul
18
Rachael Sage @ The Green Note

Camden Town, England, United Kingdom

Camden Town, England, United Kingdom

Jul
14
Rachael Sage @ Percy's Cafe Bar

Whitchurch, England, United Kingdom

Whitchurch, England, United Kingdom

Jul
10
Rachael Sage @ The Exchange

North Shields, England, United Kingdom

North Shields, England, United Kingdom

Jul
09
Rachael Sage @ Nice N Sleazy

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Jul
07
Rachael Sage @ Cornbury Music Festival

Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Jul
02
Rachael Sage @ West Street Live

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Jun
15
Rachael Sage @ The Warming House

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Jun
13
Rachael Sage @ Uncommon Ground

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Jun
02
Rachael Sage @ Refugee House Concert

Visalia, California, United States

Visalia, California, United States

Jun
01
Rachael Sage @ Studio 519

Pacific Grove, California, United States

Pacific Grove, California, United States

May
31
Rachael Sage @ The Lost Church

San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco, California, United States

May
30
Rachael Sage @ The Hotel Cafe

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

May
14
Rachael Sage @ Cabaret Voltaire

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

May
13
Rachael Sage @ The Lemon Tree

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

May
11
Rachael Sage @ Websters Theatre

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

May
09
Rachael Sage @ The Globe Live Music Venue

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Apr
18
Rachael Sage @ Joe's Pub

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Apr
14
Rachael Sage @ The Burren

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

Apr
12
Rachael Sage @ Daryl’s House

Pawling, New York, United States

Pawling, New York, United States

Mar
11
Rachael Sage @ SXSW

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
10
Rachael Sage @ East Rock Concert Series

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Mar
05
Rachael Sage @ City Winery

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Feb
28
Rachael Sage @ Iron Horse Music Hall

Northampton, Massachusetts, United States

Northampton, Massachusetts, United States

Jan
01
Rachael Sage @ Visit rachaelsage.com/shows for full concert calendar!

Paradise, Nevada, United States

Paradise, Nevada, United States

Music

Press


"Rachael Sage is an artist who truly commands respect...she has forged a successful career in a completely tempestuous and unpredictable industry...her accompanying band, the Sequins, are extremely tight and professional (and she has) a self-assuredness on stage that only comes from years of being on the road and pounding the pavement." - Music Connection Magazine

“velvety vocals, and expertly written lyrics...a real triumph.” - Headliner Magazine

"'a story teller who has never shied away from honesty and you can’t help but want to join her for the journey." - Innocent Words

"One of music's most inimitable iconoclasts..." - BlackBook

“a beautiful artistic sensibility…storytelling skill and emotional delivery that only someone as talented as Sage can provide." - PopMatters

"pretty, powerful numbers…The ex-ballerina has terrific chops and topical lyrics” - AXS

“inspiring...a provocative political statement.” - Splice Magazine

“fresh, catchy, and energizing…simply breathtaking” - Hunnypot

"Theatrical, expressive and blessed with perfect comedic timing, Sage is the kind of performer you can’t take your eyes off.” - Stereo Embers

"the Carole King of her generation" – Blurt Magazine

"Rachael Sage has an inimitable personal style... a performance as distinctive as it was entertaining." – Washington Post

"(Sage) plays piano with a Bruce Hornsby touch as she rolls out tune after fetching tune" – MOJO (UK)

"Sage has an innate ability to engage the audience with her enchanting piano playing and powerful vocals that covers a wide dynamic range.” – M Music & Musicians Magazine

"a warm, slightly off-kilter charm that won the trust of the room" – No Depression

"an ideal example of pure pop perfection..." – Elmore Magazine

"Rachael Sage is a marvelous young artist- and I am a fan!!...A great gift...of incredible talent and beauty." – Judy Collins

“She writes a fantastic hook…She very much reminded me of Dylan in the way she approaches her work.” -- Phil Ramone, Producer

"Genuine talent... Sage has a knack for writing melodies that will break your heart without making you feel manipulated in the process... Where there's poignancy there's also subtlety, unforced passion and knowing observation" -- RollingStone.com

"rich vocals, sparkling piano and yearning poetry" -- Time Out New York

"lovely and literate... folk-pop-rock, socially aware and eclectic" -- The Village Voice

"Sage is a true Renaissance gal, with humor and sensual vocals... You always know you'll get something good" -- Curve Magazine - The critics rave about Rachael Sage


Discography

PseudoMyopia (2019)
Myopia (2018)
Joy! EP (2018)
The Tide EP (2017)
Choreographic (2016)
Blue Roses (2014)
New Destination EP (2014)
Haunted By You (2012)
Delancey Street (2010)
Chandelier (2008)
The Blistering Sun (2006)
Ballads & Burlesque (2004)
Public Record (2003)
Illusion's Carnival (2002)
Painting Of A Painting (2001)
Smashing The Serene (1998)
Morbid Romantic (1996)

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Bio

"Rachael Sage is a marvelous young artist- and I am a fan!! [Her album] has a beauty that shines through her lyrics and melodies-- poignant, tender and tough. These are stories from the heart that will lift you up and carry you to places you had never dreamed." - Judy Collins

Since founding her own label MPress Records two decades ago, NYC-based alt-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums with poetic, image-rich lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. Often designing her own album artwork, costumes and musical instruments, Sage has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Ani DiFranco, Beth Hart, Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins and Howard Jones. Raised mainly on classical music, doo-wop, ‘70s folk and British pop, Sage possesses a rare combination of musical ingenuity, visual dynamism and emotional insight. Her songs are cinematic and beautiful, her production layered, lush and laced with orchestral surprises.

Myopia is a bold departure for Sage, with a much stronger emphasis on her guitar playing over her usual piano palette, and inventive contributions by Hoboken-based guitarist James Mastro, along with her touring band The Sequins. Other guests on the album include drummer Doug Yowell (Joe Jackson, Duncan Sheik), keyboardist Rob Curto (Lila Downes), trumpeter Russ Johnson (Elvis Costello, Deborah Harry) and bassist Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega).

Produced by Sage and her longtime engineer John Shyloski, Myopia is the crystallization of countless studio hours and hundreds of shows in the U.S. and around the world. It’s also a new kind of album for Sage, who sings passionately about a “screen of judgement / in my face all the time” being lifted. It’s a declaration of self-assurance and vision that perhaps could only be made as disarmingly in the middle of a cultural crisis. 

Sage explains: “This is a warm-weather record. These are songs about getting out there, thawing things out, and unearthing the truth. Sometimes you can’t do that in the dead of winter. But when the sun is shining, even the murkiest future appears hopeful.”

She has received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several OUTmusic and Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, and the "Fame" soundtrack, along with a record-breaking 22 placements on Lifetime’s top reality series,"Dance Moms" – resulting in over 10 million YouTube views. Radio success includes her duet with Judy Collins on a cover of Neil Young's "Helpless", which reached #2 on the Folk chart, and recent single "Spark" reached #10 on FMQB AC charts.

For more information, visit rachaelsage.com.

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For her complete tour calendar and archive of past shows, visit rachaelsage.com/shows.

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For information on Rachael's work with her band The Sequins, visit her full-band EPK: http://www.sonicbids.com/rachaelsageandthesequins

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To view Rachael's videos -- including the music videos for "Try Try Try", "Alive", "I Don't Believe It", "Helpless" (with Judy Collins), and others -- please visit:

http://www.youtube.com/rachaelsage


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