- New York, NY
Rachael Sage is a soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist who has earned a loyal following with her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, expressive vocals and improvisational audience interaction. Joy!, Rachael’s first holiday EP, is a playful folk-pop collection featuring a cover of the classic “Joy To The World” – an uptempo re-vamp with a tinge of Americana twang. Other tracks include Sage’s original Hanukkah song “Tchatchkes & Latkes”, and her first Yiddish recording, “Umru Meine”. Sage has shared stages with Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams, Beth Hart, Colin Hay, and Ani DiFranco. She’s received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. A record-breaking 22 placements on Lifetime’s TV series Dance Moms have resulted in 10 million+ YouTube views. Look for Rachael’s forthcoming album Myopia, out this Spring on MPress Records/ILS/Caroline.
“One part Elton John, one part Kate Bush” — Uncut
"Her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter“ — Billboard.com
Pop | Indie Rock
"Blue Roses" CD Release Show @ Le Poisson Rouge
Prolific songstress Rachael Sage debuts at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday, November 1st for the hometown celebration of her new MPress Records full-length release, “Blue Roses”. Produced by Sage and Grammy® Nominee John Shyloski (Johnny Winter, Stephen Kellogg), the album features 13 brand new chamber-pop gems, and showcases the NYC-based multi-instrumentalist’s confident, sophisticated songwriting. Featuring members of Daft Punk, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen’s bands, the recording includes a duet with folk icon Judy Collins and contains tracks featured in the current season of Lifetime’s #1 Reality Series, “Dance Moms”.
“Blue Roses” is a collection of songs about the impact any single person can have upon the destiny of another. Sage has spent most of the last two years trying to channel evidence of compassion into her creative output. “These are incredibly confusing, chaotic times we’re living in, and the older I get, the more vital it seems to me to document unabashed, wholehearted empathy wherever and however I can as an artist.”
Praised by The Wall Street Journal, Rollingstone.com and The New York Times, Sage will bring her unique brand of infectious melodies and poetic lyrics to the stage via her innovative keyboard playing and delicate guitar work. She’ll be supported by stellar local band-mates: cellist Ward Williams (Brandi Carlile), violinist Kelly Halloran (G. Love), and drummer Andy Mac (Deni Bonet)…plus special surprise guests! For more information, Rachael’s website or read the official press release for “Blue Roses”.
“Genuine talent… melodies that will break your heart” – Rollingstone.com
“(Sage channels) her inner Fanny Brice and Jewish Norah Jones…” – New York Times
“the stitch between the great rock and pop traditions of the past and what those traditions have wrought in the hypermodern world of the present.” – Billboard Magazine
|Doors Open:||6:30 PM|
|Concert Start Time:||7:30 PM|
|Venue:||Le Poisson Rouge|
|Venue St. Address:||158 Bleeker Street|
|Venue City, State:||New York, NY|
|Venue Link:||Click here|
|Ticket Price(s):||$15 / $20|
|Ticket URL:||Click here|
|Event Notes:||Blue Roses CD Release Show, w/ Gregory Douglass. 18+|