- Kent, OH
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
Rachael Sage and Beth Hart at The Kent Stage Kent, Ohio - 3/4/17
Four-time Independent Music Award-winner and multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage will join Grammy-nominated blues rocker Beth Hart on her upcoming U.S. album release tour and will be in your area March 4 at the Kent Theater.
An adventurous pairing, both of these strong and passionate artists will perform their own soulful brand of music while remaining true to their roots. NYC-based Sage has released 12 albums of eclectic originals on her own label, MPress Records, and will join Hart for just over a dozen dates beginning in Atlanta, Georgia and ending in Kent, Ohio.
While she is most known for what The Village Voice describes as “lovely and literate folk-pop-rock”, Sage also has a musical and personal connection to the blues. When she was a DJ in college, she became friends with the legendary John Lee Hooker and frequently visited his Bay Area home. The occasional jam on his Wurlitzer piano led Sage to pen the song “Blue Light” about Hooker. Shortly after, blues-rock vanguard Eric Burdon invited her to support his European tour, which deepened her admiration for the genre.
For Sage, it will be a particular thrill to share the stage with Hart, whose powerful voice she first discovered via the Off-Broadway show Love, Janis. Sage reveals, “I was absolutely blown away by her presence and her incredibly passionate vocals. From that point forward I’ve followed her career with enormous respect.”
Sage’s latest album, Choreographic, reflects not only her background in dance but a variety of her influences while also incorporating elements of rock, folk and Americana. Members of Ian Hunter and Patti Smith’s bands appear on Choreographic alongside her regular touring outfit, The Sequins, with Sage playing both acoustic and electric guitar.
“Sage...seemed relaxed and confident as she shared anecdotes between songs. Her material had a warm, slightly off-kilter charm that won the trust of the room." - No Depression Magazine
Known for her impressive musicianship, colorful stage banter and for personally connecting with her audiences, Sage looks forward to providing support for Hart's "Fire On The Floor" tour, accompanied by guitarist James Mastro (Ian Hunter, Garland Jeffreys, The Bongos). After these dates, she'll then join synth-pop pioneer Howard Jones in the U.K. for the Spring leg of his world tour. Further details can be found via the official press release.
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"Part Bob Dylan – part Taylor Swift – Rachael Sage has the guts, vision and talent to embody both within the confines of her music."
"Her keen, ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter"
"The Carole King of her generation....Sage is easily the match for any master, either past or present."
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|Venue City, State:||Kent, OH|
|Venue St. Address:||175 East Main Street|
|Concert Start Time:||8:00 PM|
|Doors Open:||7:00 PM|