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

May
09
Rachael Sage @ The Globe Live Music Venue

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

May
11
Rachael Sage @ Websters Theatre

Scotland, United Kingdom

Scotland, United Kingdom

May
13
Rachael Sage @ The Lemon Tree

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

May
14
Rachael Sage @ Cabaret Voltaire

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

May
30
Rachael Sage @ The Hotel Cafe

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Jun
01
Rachael Sage @ Studio 519

Pacific Grove, CA

Pacific Grove, CA

Jun
02
Rachael Sage @ Private Show

Visalia, CA

Visalia, CA

Jul
07
Rachael Sage @ Cornbury Music Festival

Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Apr
18
Rachael Sage @ Joe's Pub

New York, NY

New York, NY

Apr
14
Rachael Sage @ The Burren

Somerville, MA

Somerville, MA

Apr
12
Rachael Sage @ Daryl’s House

Pawling, NY

Pawling, NY

Mar
11
Rachael Sage @ SXSW

TX

TX

Mar
10
Rachael Sage @ East Rock Concert Series

New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT

Mar
05
Rachael Sage @ City Winery

New York, NY

New York, NY

Feb
28
Rachael Sage @ Iron Horse Music Hall

Northampton, MA

Northampton, MA

Dec
31
Rachael Sage @ Visit rachaelsage.com/shows for full concert calendar!

NY

NY

Mar
08
Rachael Sage @ City Winery

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Mar
07
Rachael Sage @ Music Box Supper Club

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, OH

Mar
06
Rachael Sage @ Masonic Temple

Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Mar
04
Rachael Sage @ Hangar Theatre

Ithaca, NY

Ithaca, NY

Mar
03
Rachael Sage @ City Winery

New York, NY

New York, NY

Mar
02
Rachael Sage @ City Winery

New York, NY

New York, NY

Mar
01
Rachael Sage @ Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center

Rockport, MA

Rockport, MA

Feb
28
Rachael Sage @ City Winery

Boston, MA

Boston, MA

Feb
26
Rachael Sage @ sellersville theater

Sellersville, PA

Sellersville, PA

Feb
25
Rachael Sage @ Daryl's House Club

Pawling, NY

Pawling, NY

Feb
24
Rachael Sage @ YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts

Bay Shore, NY

Bay Shore, NY

Feb
23
Rachael Sage @ Infinity Music Hall

Hartford, CT

Hartford, CT

Feb
21
Rachael Sage @ City Winery

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA

Feb
20
Rachael Sage @ City Winery - Nashville

Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN

Feb
18
Rachael Sage @ Dosey Doe

Conroe, TX

Conroe, TX

Feb
15
Rachael Sage @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

Feb
14
Rachael Sage @ The Soiled Dove Underground

Denver, CO

Denver, CO

Music

Press


“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

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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