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Rachael Sage
and Phoebe Legere at
Mexicali Live
Teaneck, NJ - 3/5/17

Award-Winning New York Artists Team Up For Environmental Charity Benefit

New York, NY: Four-time Independent Music Award-winner and multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage will join Pulitzer Prize-nominated musician Phoebe Legere at Mexicali Live on March 5 to benefit the environmental charity Palisades Parks Conservancy. Renowned guitarist James Mastro (Patti Smith, Ian Hunter, The Bongos) will accompany Sage during her performance.

Both of these unique, prolific artists will perform their own passionately soulful brand of music while donating a percentage of the show's proceeds towards the Palisades Parks Conservancy. The organization works throughout the Hudson Valley and Northern NJ to improve, protect, and conserve the 29 parks and historic sites owned and operated by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission which serves more than 6 million annual visitors. There will also be an accompanying online auction with items donated from various musicians such as Tony Bennett, Yo La Tengo and more.

NYC-based Rachael Sage has released 12 albums of eclectic originals on her own label, MPress Records. Her 2016 critically-acclaimed album Choreographic 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-widening audience via Lifetime TV's #1 reality series Dance Moms, which has featured 20 of her songs over the past four seasons - including many used by the show's breakout celebrity star Maddie Ziegler.

Known for her impressive musicianship, colorful stage banter and for personally connecting with her audiences, Sage has steadily built a 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."

"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"

During February and March, Sage is joining blues rocker Beth Hart's tour for East Coast dates and shortly afterwards will head to the UK for a Spring 2017 tour supporting synth-pop pioneer Howard Jones. Her new EP, The Tide, released on February 10 via iTunes and lends her voice to the current worldwide political protests and demonstrations.

Rachael and Phoebe are available for in-person, phone or email interviews. Any press considerations are much appreciated.


Tiina Teal | 212-481-7243 |



Anne Leighton | 718-881-8183 |

Rachael Sage Show EVENT DETAILS

WHEN: Sunday, March 5, 2017

TIME: 7:00pm - Dinner seating begins at 6:00pm

VENUE: Mexicali Live

VENUE ADDRESS: 1409 Queen Anne Road / Teaneck, NJ 07666

VENUE PHONE: 201-833-0011

TICKET LINK: Click here

EVENT INFO: Show proceeds benefit Palisades Parks Conservancy; online charity auction available

ABOUT RACHAEL SAGE: With 9.5 million YouTube views and 12 full-length albums, 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. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals, and improvisational audience interaction. Sage has shared the stage with Ani DiFranco, Jamie Cullum, Eric Burdon, Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin. She's received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, A&E, TLC, Comedy Central, the Fame soundtrack, and Lifetime TV's hit reality series Dance Moms. Sage has also been an outspoken advocate against bullying, releasing a benefit EP in 2016 for anti-bullying charity Ditch The Label and giving workshops at schools combining musical improvisation, dance and storytelling. 


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ABOUT PHOEBE LEGERE: The New York Post raved, “Phoebe Legere is magnificent!” Her "virtuoso piano playing", her "huge natural voice that moves easily from winsome sweetness to a sultry blues growl” and “brilliant, masterful songwriting” have made Phoebe Legere a legend. She has played with Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Steve Martin and John Hartford. Legere has performed thousands of shows from county fairs to NPR, from folk festivals to the Pow Wow circuit, from songwriter circles to a CBS Sunday Morning feature where she won First Runner-Up in “America’s Hottest Accordionist" contest in Branson, MO. Legere’s spectacular physical appearance has lead to numerous musical movie and TV shows including her starring role in one of the top 10 cult movies of all time, Toxic Avenger 2 (and 3) in which Legere plays a blind accordionist married to New Jersey’s most famous environmental superhero. Phoebe Legere’s new Americana CD, Heart of Love, is out on Valentine’s Day.

ABOUT MPRESS RECORDS: Founded over a decade ago by NYC-based musician Rachael Sage, MPress Records releases amazing music by innovative, multi-dimensional artists including Grammy® Nominee Seth Glier, power-pop band A Fragile Tomorrow and Belgian sensation K's Choice.


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