- Chicago, Il
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
"New Destination" EP Release Show at Uncommon Ground
Four-time Independent Music Award Winner Rachael Sage performs at Uncommon Ground in Chicago, IL at 9:00pm on Wednesday, June 18, to celebrate the release of her new release "New Destination", available worldwide now. 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 will be joined by violinist Kelly Halloran (G.Love). Singer-songwriter Diana Lawrence will open with the band Diana & The Dishes, 8:00pm.
Produced by Sage and Barb Morrison (Deborah Harry, Rufus Wainwright), "New Destination" features four brand new chamber-pop gems, and showcases her touring band The Sequins. The title track, which premiered in American Songwriter, is available for free download here. The EP is available now for order.
“One part Elton John, one part Kate Bush” (UNCUT), Sage has had an illustrious career as an independent artist, praised by the likes of The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and MOJO. She has shared the stage with Eric Burdon, Ani DiFranco, Marc Cohn, Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins and Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey). Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the “Fame” soundtrack, and the current season of LifetimeTV’s #1 reality series, “Dance Moms." Sage has made a name for herself as one of the most active touring artists in indie music with her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work and soulful vocals. Billboard has said “her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter" and RollingStone.com called her a“genuine talent.”
|Venue Link:||Click here|
|Concert Start Time:||8:00 PM|
|Venue St. Address:||1401 W. Devon Avenue|
|Venue City, State:||Chicago, Il|
|Ticket URL:||Click here|
|Event Notes:||EP Release Tour, Opening Act: Diana & The Dishes|