Rachael Sage

  • New York, NY
  • 06/05/2017
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Since founding her own label MPress Records two decades ago, NYC-based alt-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums with poetic lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. She has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Ani DiFranco, Beth Hart, Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins and Howard Jones. Sage also continues to significantly grow her visibility via her many song placements, including 22 songs on top reality show Dance Moms, translating into over 10 million YouTube hits. Her newest offering, PseudoMyopia, is a companion acoustic album to Sage’s critically acclaimed release, Myopia. Exploring the concept of vision in all its many manifestations, she touches upon topics as varied as government surveillance, environmental protection, and female empowerment. Produced by Sage and Grammy® winner Andy Zulla, the album features guest musicians Ben Butler (Sting), bassist Richard Hammond (Joan Osborne), and cellist Ward Williams (Sara Bareilles). Sage is currently touring the US and UK in collaboration with the charity Vision Aid Overseas, which helps provide optical aid and services to developing countries in Africa. 

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Pop | Indie Rock | Americana/Roots



Tiina Teal

NYC PRIDE MONTH Benefit Concert - Rachael Sage @The Bitter End 6/5

New York, NY: Five-time OUTmusic Award winner and LGBTQ favorite Rachael Sage will perform at The Bitter End on June 5. Sponsored by The New York Songwriter's Circle, the show is the first annual "Pride Month Benefit Concert" with proceeds from all tickets sales donated to The Center and The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

The NYC-based singer, songwriter and producer returns from the UK after playing sold-out shows with synth music pioneer Howard Jones. Earlier this Spring she performed a dozen dates with blues powerhouse Beth Hart, including her debut at NYC's legendary Town Hall. 

Sage will also be celebrating the release of her new EP, The Tide, which will be available both at the performance and digitally via iTunes. The 5-track collection of protest songs adds her voice to the current worldwide protests and demonstrations while addressing topical subject matter related to the Orlando shooting, Elie Wiesel’s passing, the Syrian refugee crisis and the controversial 2016 US Presidential election. 

Currently, Sage is also touring in support of her 2016 full-length album, Choreographic. The release is a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to her very first love: dance. Sage, who studied at The School of American Ballet in her teens, has been reaching an ever-growing audience via Lifetime TV's #1 reality series Dance Moms. The show has featured a record-breaking 20 of her songs over the past four seasons - including many used by teen celebrity star Maddie Ziegler (of Sia fame). 

Known for her impressive musicianship, colorful stage banter and for personally connecting with her audiences, Sage has steadily built a large and loyal grassroots fan base with a rigorous international tour schedule, prompting Performing Songwriter Magazine to name her "One of the Top 100 Independent Artists Of The Past 15 Years.

Rachael is available for in-person, phone and email interviews. Any press considerations are much appreciated. If you wish to attend the show, or request a copy of The Tide or Choreographic for review, please email: press@mpressrecords.com 

About The Center: Since 1983 The Center has been supporting, fostering and celebrating the LGBTQ community of New York City. 

About The TLDEF: Founded in 2003, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to end discrimination and achieve equality for transgender people. 

Tiina Teal | 212-481-7243 | press@mpressrecords.com 

"…magnetic piano romps with soul-distilling vocals."

"Part Bob Dylan – part Taylor Swift – Rachael Sage has the guts, vision and talent to embody both within the confines of her music." 

"...takes on life, love, and suffering with a boundary crossing, worldly perspective that commands the highest respect."

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Event Notes: Benefit concert raising proceeds for the LGBT Center & TLDEF Fund. Featuring Billy Porter, Marissa Pontecorvo, Nick Deutsch, Todd Alsup, Stephen Leonard, Ari Zizzo 
Ticket URL: Click here
Ticket Price(s): $20 online/$25 at door
Venue Link: Click here
Venue Zip: 10012
Venue City, State: New York, NY
Venue St. Address: 147 Bleecker Street
Venue: The Bitter End
Concert Start Time: 8:00 PM
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