- Ann Arbor, MI
A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage is one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year both solo and with her band The Sequins throughout the US, UK, & Europe. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals, and improvisational audience interaction.
Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, Beth Hart, Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Jamie Cullum, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the Fame soundtrack, and had over 20 placements on Lifetime’s controversial reality series, Dance Moms.
Sage herself is a former dancer who studied at the School of American Ballet in her teens, and she has been thrilled to see her music widely embraced by the lyrical dance community over the past several years (videos featuring young girls dancing to her music have received over 9 million hits on YouTube). Her 2016 album Choreographic delivers a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to dance, her very first love. She “envisioned each song as a fully-choreographed multi-media experience”; the result is an inspired set of piano-based chamber-pop merging orchestral elements with her signature blend of folk, pop and rock. The album was co-produced by Sage and Grammy-winning producer Andy Zulla (Idina Menzel, Rod Stewart).
“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
Acclaimed Artist To Perform at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI. on 6/11
4-time Independent Music Award winner Rachael Sage will be performing in your area at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI. on 6/11 @ 7:30PM. The NYC-based singer-songwriter, and producer has just announced her new album CHOREOGRAPHIC due on May 20th. Sage, who studied at The School of American Ballet in her teens, delivers a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to her very first love: Dance. Fresh off the heels of her 16th song placement on Lifetime TV’s Dance Moms, Sage and her music have reached an ever-widening audience, amassing over 9.5 million views on YouTube.
BaebleMusic, who premiered the first single "Try Try Try" describes the playful, uptempo folk-pop track as "fueled by triumph and feminine resilience." Featuring Sage's signature clever lyrics, catchy harmonies and impressive guitar skills, the song has a tinge of country twang and more than a little bit of rock attitude. Debuting in the top 100 on the Adult Contemporary radio chart and climbing, listen to "Try Try Try now!
Rachael is available for in-person, phone or email interviews. Promotional help/consideration for her show and/or album are appreciated, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on covering Rachael's performance. To request a copy of CHOREOGRAPHIC, click here.
"...Choreographic (is) a colorful work that shares flourishes of Sigur Rós and Kate Bush, and identifies Sage as a divine musical visionary." – Glide Magazine
"'Choreographic' features 12 original compositions that will make you dance, cry, smile, and move to the beat...In less than 20 years Rachael has accomplished more as an independent artist than some artists signed to a major label have done in a lifetime." – The Daily Voice
"A sultry yet warm song that smoothly melds potentially disparate genres as folk and pop, the string-lined track tells of interpersonal longing with Aimee Mann-like poetic bewitchment." - The Deli Magazine
"[Choreographic] balances piano with chamber pop and orchestral elements to give us some memorable and addictive melodies" - Curve Magazine
|Concert Start Time:||7:30pm|
|Venue St. Address:||316 South Main Street|
|Venue City, State:||Ann Arbor, MI|
|Venue Link:||Click here|
|Ticket Phone:||(734) 761-1800|
|Ticket URL:||Click here|
|Event Notes:||Choreographic CD Release Tour|