- Hudson, NY
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
Singer Joins The Hudson Music Festival in Hudson, NY
New York, NY: Prolific songstress and visual artist Rachael Sage joins the lineup for the Hudson Music Festival on Sunday, August 10 at 3:30pm in Hudson NY (just 40mins South of Albany. Sage joins the event on tour for her latest release "New Destination", and will bring her unique brand of infectious melodies and poetic lyrics to the stage via her innovative keyboard playing and delicate guitar work.
New York State's largest free festival, the three-day celebration will run August 8,9 & 10 and will feature dozens of free performances at various locations througout the city. Rachael will close out Sunday's show with the last performance at the 7th Street Park at 3:30 pm.
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 pre-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.”
|Doors Open:||12:00 PM|
|Concert Start Time:||03:30 PM|
|Venue:||Hudson Music Festival|
|Venue St. Address:||7th Street Park @ 7th St & Long Alley|
|Venue City, State:||Hudson, NY|
|Venue Link:||Click here|
|Ticket URL:||Click here|