- Stamford, CT
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 Close Summer Concert Series at Bartlett Abroretum 9/4
4-time Independent Music Award winner Rachael Sage will be performing in your area at the Bartlett Abroretum & Gardens in Stamford, CT on September 4, 2016 @ 5:00PM. The NYC-based singer-songwriter returns to her hometown to celebrate her new album CHOREOGRAPHIC. Sage will perform her signature blend of folk, pop and rock for rare and inspired set of piano-based chamber-pop at the venue's Summer Concert Series. She'll be closing out Music at the Bartlett with Jennifer Harper. 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.
CHOREOGRAPHIC: Rachael 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. After over 20 song placements on Lifetime TV’s Dance Moms, Sage and her music have reached an ever-widening audience, amassing close to 10 million views on YouTube.
The first single "Try Try Try”, is playful, uptempo folk-pop track that BaebleMusic describes 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. It debuted in the top 100 on the Adult Contemporary radio chart and climbed all the way up to #6 putting Rachael alongside heavy hitters like P!nk, Adele, Taylor Swift and Rachel Platten. Listen to "Try Try Try now!
PopMatters, who premiered the official music video for the second single “I Don’t Believe It”, says that Rachael “created an uplifting and powerful piece of music" with an empowering, anti-bullying message. The video features 11-year-old dance champion Kaci King. Watch the video for "I Don't Believe It" now!
Rachael recently contributed a poignant and moving new song "Disarm Distrust", penned in response to the tragic shootings in Orlando, to MPress Records' "Songs For Orlando" EP. Featuring new tracks from Seth Glier & A Fragile Tomorrow as well, the EP can be downloaded from Noisetrade for a pay-what-you-want donation that will benefit The GLBT Center of Orlando. Click here for more info.
To request a copy of CHOREOGRAPHIC, click here. For more information on Rachael Sage please reach out to me directly, or, feel free to check out the following assets: Presskit | Website | YouTube | Album Stream
"Rich with textures straddling the boundaries of pop, rock, jazz, and classical genres, this album is a colorful journey that makes you feel alive while you sit back and listen...'Choreographic' is another masterful addition to (Rachael Sage's) collection." - Innocent Words
"Sage wisdom in a chamber-pop package; "It Would Be Enough" might be the most eloquent and perfect David Bowie Eulogy to date." - MAGNET Magazine
"an ideal example of pure pop perfection...From the opening flourish of "Heaven (Is a Grocery Store Clerk)" to the album's final fade, Choreographic is as close to a modern musical masterpiece as any artist of any gender has managed as of late. Her name rings true; she's a Sage indeed." - Elmore Magazine
"Angelic...epically romantic. (Sage's) breathy vocals float alonglist swooning strings and piano notes, creating a big setting for her rootsy, narrative lyrics." - No Depression
"...Choreographic (is) a colorful work that shares flourishes of Sigur Rós and Kate Bush, and identifies Sage as a divine musical visionary." – Glide Magazine
"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
|Concert Start Time:||05:00 PM|
|Venue St. Address:||151 Brookdale Rd|
|Venue City, State:||Stamford, CT|
|Venue Link:||Click here|
|Ticket URL:||Click here|
|Event Notes:||Music at the Bartlett - Summer Concert Series|