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Rachael Sage

Hello everyone, and hope you're all staying cool amidst the international heat wave!

Rachael has just completed her whirlwind 5-week UK Summer Tour, and we're so excited to share some of the memories in this edition of her monthly newsletter. In addition, we've got some links to her latest reviews, details on an upcoming charity album she's producing — and of course, her next batch of performances (most notably, August appearances at two major U.S. folk festivals: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest).

Details below...enjoy!

xoxo & popsicles,
Rachael & and Team MPress

  1. RACHAEL'S UK FESTIVAL DEBUT A SUCCESS
  2. LIVE APPEARANCE ON BBC LONDON
  3. MORE U.S. SUMMER FESTIVALS UPCOMING
  4. RECENT BUZZ: BLOGS, VLOGS, RADIO & MORE!
  5. UK TOUR RECAP
  6. RACHAEL PRODUCING "NEW ARRIVALS" CD TO BENEFIT SANDY RELIEF
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1. UK FESTIVAL DEBUT AT CORNBURY A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!

Rachael & Kelly At CornburyOn July 6th, Caffe Nero (the UK equivalent of Starbucks) presented Rachael on their showcase stage at the amazing Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire, UK. Alongside several other Caffe Nero-sponsored indie artists, Rachael and violinist Kelly Halloran played to an overflowing crowd of enthusiastic festival-goers, and relished every minute of their UK festival debut! Wearing an artfully designed top hat donated generously by on-site boutique "Fairy Love", Rachael performed an upbeat set for the morning crowd, and you can see photos of this amazing day in Rachael's UK Tour Gallery on Facebook.

In addition to making her own debut at the festival, during the same weekend Rachael also appeared on local Oxfordshire BBC Radio, followed by emerging Irish band The Riptide Movement, who've been touring this summer with The Rolling Stones and are generally charming fellows. In her own words: "It was such an honor to be appearing at the same festival as so many of my longtime favorite artists like Van Morrison, Squeeze, and Tanita Tikaram...and I discovered a ton of new talent as well. My favorite set of the weekend was by Seth Lakeman – what an insanely brilliant fiddler and songwriter!"

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2. RACHAEL APPEARS LIVE ON BBC LONDON!

BBC LondonOn July 10th Rachael appeared live on Simon Lederman's evening show on BBC London, in support of her single "Invisible Light". In addition to the single, Rachael and Kelly Halloran performed "California" on an in-studio upright piano that Harry Connick Jr. and Squeeze had also recently played! Thanks to Mr. Lederman for being such a fantastic interviewer, and for having Rachael on the program twice in 2013!

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3. MORE SUMMER FESTIVALS: FALCON RIDGE & ROCKY MOUNTAIN

Falcon RidgeEarly in August, Rachael will return to Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, NY to compete in the Emerging Artist Showcase. As one of 24 Finalists, she will perform two songs (rain or shine!), and hopefully earn enough audience-votes to return in 2014 as one of the festival's "Most Wanted", on the main stage. Fellow New Yorker Andy Mac will be accompanying her, in their debut as a musical duo! Falcon Ridge main stage performers this year include Dar Williams, Mary Gauthier and Susan Werner. For more details, visit http://www.falconridgefolk.com.

Later in the month, Rachael will perform solo at the prestigious Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado. In a setting similar to the Falcon Ridge, she'll be performing a two-song set alongside a group of only 10 showcase finalists from all over the country, for a chance to win prizes...including a Main Stage set and a Taylor guitar! Rocky Mountain headliners this year include Loreena McKennitt and John Prine. Visit the festival website for more details!

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4. RECENT BUZZ: BLOGS, VLOGS, RADIO & MORE!

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5. RACHAEL'S UK SHOWS WITH JOE LONGTHORNE: RECAP!

Rachael & Joe LongthorneFor the past 5 weeks, Rachael has been performing with UK singer, songwriter, impressionist and all-around entertainer Joe Longthorne...and it's been a wonderful adventure! As affable as he is talented, Joe received Rachael, her tour manager Meredith and her violinist Kelly with wide open arms and had very lovely things to say about them each night during his own set. His band of fantastic musicians were equally gracious, and you can see photos of Joe, his band, and some of the incredible venues – including the Grand Theatre in Lancaster, where Charles Dickens worked (!) – in Rachael's UK Tour Gallery. As Rachael puts it:

"Supporting Joe Longthorne these last few weeks has been a true honor. This man has lived a life more rich in both artistry and compassion than most people ever dream of, and he has legions of loyal fans to prove it. Every night he steps on stage I'm watching in the wings, and learning: from the songs he chooses to deliver, with so much reverence – and revelry – to his comedic banter and impressions...well...the man is just a force."

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6. RACHAEL TO PRODUCE "NEW ARRIVALS" CHARITY CD BENEFITING SANDY RELIEF

New Arrivals"New Arrivals: Vol. 5", to be released by Rachael's label MPress Records, is now accepting indie artist submissions! The album will benefit three Hurricane Sandy Relief organizations: The Red Hook Initiative (Brooklyn), Project Hospitality (Staten Island), and Graybeards (The Rockaways). Previous artists featured the series have included Jill Sobule, Glen Phillips, Stephen Kellogg, Lucy Woodward, Rob Giles and The Kin; read the full press release here.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

(For more details and to confirm start times, please visit Rachael's website)

8/2 • Hillsdale, NY
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
12:00 pm

8/10 • Greenwich, NY
Out In The Woods Music Festival
7:00 pm

8/16 • Lyons, CO
Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
11:00 am

9/6 • Binghamton, NY
Art Mission & Theater
7:00 pm

9/28 • Rockville, MD
Folk-n-Great Music House Concert
7:30 pm

10/24-26 • Austin, TX
MEOW Con

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