Slated for release via MPress Records, May 22, 2012
New York, NY: Illustrious and riveting, Rachael Sage is a born performer. With mezmerizing vocals, a natural talent for songwriting and flair in droves, it’s no surprise that the prolific songstress has garnered attention internationally. "Haunted By You", set to hit via Rachael’s own MPress Records on May 22nd, is a song cycle about passion and features guest vocalists Dar Williams, Katie Costello and actor/director Joshua Leonard (“Blair Witch Project”, “Humpday”). The NYC-based artist and producer explains, "I fell recklessly in and out of love multiple times while writing this record. I broke a couple hearts…and I also had my heart broken pretty badly". "Haunted By You" is a record that is immediately welcoming, pulling you in from the very first melodies and swirling effortlessly and seductively through your ears and into your heart on the very first listen.
Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 150+ dates a year throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia. Recognized globally for her compelling work, she has seen airplay on BBC Radio 2 and has shared stages with Ani DiFranco, Sarah McLachlan, Colin Hay, Judy Collins, Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin. Rachael has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and New York’s Fashion Night Out. She’s garnered many accolades including the Grand Prize in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest as well as several OUTmusic and Independent Music Awards. Rachael’s songs have been licensed to HBO, MTV and Lifetime Television and her music has also appeared in the movie and on the Lakeshore Films soundtrack of “Fame”.
Sage wrote the 13 songs on the album on piano and guitar after ending a long-term relationship. Alone, reflecting on her breakup, she found herself suddenly prolific. After her breakup she had an intense affair with someone she met overseas. "I was swept off my feet…but it was an impossible situation." "Soulstice", featuring Counting Crows’ David Immergluck on mandolin, "captures that moment where I was as happy as I’ve ever been, even though it was fleeting." The concept of soulmates reappears throughout the record. Rachael wrote the Americana-inspired "Abby Would You Wait" about someone with whom she shared one long conversation after a gig, but with whom she connected so strongly that she saw an entire future. Likewise, the lush, acoustic guitar-based "Everything" celebrates the shameless joy of a new attraction, "when all you can see is shimmering possibility."
Rachael, while an acclaimed artist in her own right, is also an accomplished business woman, running her own successful independent label MPress Records, which saw its first GRAMMY nod this year with Seth Glier’s “The Next Right Thing” as well as their first Billboard charting record with Melissa Ferrick’s “Still Right Here”. Sage also produces her label’s annual charity compilation series, “New Arrivals”, whose current volume benefits homeless youth.
Mar 11 Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY
Mar 13 SXSW Official Showcase at Buffalo Billiards - 10:00pm Austin, TX
Mar 14 OUTlander Spring Festival at Oilcan Harry’s - 5:00pm Austin, TX
Mar 15 Bent Compass Party @ Rain on 4th - 10:10pm Austin, TX
Mar 17 MPressFest SXSW 2012 @ Soho Lounge - 3:00pm Austin, TX
Mar 20 Low Spirits Albuquerque, NM
Mar 21 The Sail Inn Tempe, AZ
Mar 22 Cafe Roka Bisbee, AZ
Mar 24 The Starry Plough Berkeley, CA
Mar 26 Cozmic Pizza Eugene, OR
Mar 27 The Star Theater Portland, OR
Mar 29 The Great Pacific Pendleton, OR
Mar 30 The High Dive Seattle, WA
Mar 31 Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
Apr 1 House Concert Visalia, CA
Apr 11 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 12 The Irving Theater Indianapolis, IN
Apr 13 ACE Bar Chicago, IL
Apr 14 Havana Columbus, OH
Apr 22 Club Passim (w/ Gregory Douglass) Cambridge, MA
Apr 27 Higher Ground (w/ Gregory Douglass) Burlington, VT
Apr 28 Blue (w/ Gregory Douglass) Portland, ME
Apr 29 Cafe Nine (w/ Gregory Douglass) New Haven, CT
May 5 “Meet The Artist” Series @ Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium New York, NY
May 5 Cyber Cafe West Binghamton, NY
May 10 “Target Free Thursday” Series @ Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium New York, NY
May 19 Joe’s Pub New York, NY
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