FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2010
Multi-Award Winning Songstress Rachael Sage Explores Cultural Heritage & Identity On New Album ‘Delancey Street’
MPress Records Sets Digital Release for April 20th, In Stores May 18th
NEW YORK, NY - Singer/songwriter/producer Rachael Sage weaves an introspective tapestry of a gypsy seeking a home on ‘Delancey Street’. The MPress Records release, set for May 18th brick-and-mortar (and available digitally on April 20th via iTunes,) is a musical exploration of identity...of cultural heritage, family history, and how where we come from shapes the paths we ultimately take in life.
Drawing inspiration from her immigrant Jewish heritage as a creative starting point, Sage’s atmospheric collection evokes a weathered scrapbook, as if each track captured a moment in time and articulated the experiences through song. The CD reflects Sage’s deeper sense of perspective, earned after a decade on the road, living without a true ‘home’. This past year, she made a conscious decision to reestablish her roots, solidify her relationships, and bring balance to her untethered life. The result is ‘Delancey Street’.
Featuring an art-rock sound reminiscent of the idiosyncratic work of Kate Bush, the CD, Sage’s ninth, features 12 songs (eleven original compositions plus an inspired cover of the Hall & Oates classic, ‘Rich Girl’.) A thirteenth song, Sage’s understated rendition of ‘Fame’, will be offered as a Bonus Track for iTunes buyers.
‘Delancey Street’ is the ninth album by NYC songstress Rachael Sage. She describes it as an "album about change," creatively inspired in various ways by Sage's ancestral and current home, New York's Lower East Side. Mixed by Grammy® Winner Kevin Killen (Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel) and recorded by longtime collaborator John Shyloski (Stephen Kellogg, Johnny Winter), the album features her touring band, The Sequins: Quinn (Tracy Chapman, Jesca Hoop), Dave Eggar (Evanescence, Coldplay) and Russ Johnson (Elvis Costello); guest musicians include Everett Bradley (Hall & Oates), Jack Petruzelli (Rufus Wainwright), Will Lee (the Fab Faux), Conrad Korsch (Rod Stewart, Norah Joans) and Doug Yowell (Ari Hest, Dar Williams). Sage will embark on a nationwide tour in support of ‘Delancey Street’ starting off at SXSW 2010 and continuing through the fall. Artist website: www.rachaelsage.com.
Recently named one of the Top 100 Independent Artists Of The Past 15 Years by Performing Songwriter magazine, Sage has shared the stage with Marc Cohn, Ani DiFranco, Colin Hay, The Animals and Judy Collins. A Grand Prize Winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Rock) as well as a two-time Independent Music Award and OUTMusic Award winner, Rachael has earned a loyal following for her infectious melodies, poetic lyrics and often-outrageous, colorful stage banter.
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