Rachael Sage To Join Beth Hart Tour February/March 2017
Dynamic Female Artists Team Up For U.S Tour
Rachael Sage will support Grammy-nominated blues rocker Beth Hart on her upcoming U.S. album release tour during February and March 2017.
An adventurous pairing, both of these strong and passionate artists will perform their own soulful brand of music while remaining true to their roots. NYC-based Sage has released 12 albums of eclectic originals on her own label, MPress Records, and will join Hart for just over a dozen dates beginning in Atlanta, Georgia and ending in Kent, Ohio.
While she is most known for what The Village Voice descibes as "lovely and literate folk-pop-rock", Sage also has a musical and personal connection to the blues, which includes her close friend John Lee Hooker. Read more about it HERE.
For Sage it will be a particular thrill to share the stage with Hart, whose powerful voice she first discovered via the Off-Broadway show Love, Janis. She reveals, "I was absolutely blown away by her presence and her incredibly passionate vocals. From that point forward I've followed her career with enormous respect.
*Check out the full press release for tour dates, ticket information and more.
Rachael Sage To Support Howard Jones On Spring 2017 Tour
Rachael Sage will be joining iconic synth-pop pioneer Howard Jones on the U.K. leg of his 2017 Spring Tour.
Sage has often named Jones as one of her most beloved artists and a seminal influence on her songwriting, and while she has rarely covered other artists' music, she used to perform his songs including 'No One Is To Blame' at her regular solo piano gig while attending Stanford University.
"It will be a huge honor to share the stage with one of my all-time favorite artists and I can't wait to meet him in person!" she enthuses.
Sage's current album, Choreographic, was released in the U.S. this past May and will be out in the U.K//Europe on November 18th via ILS/Universal/Caroline. She describes it as a "love-letter to dance" and the collection was inspired by her own relationship to ballet, which she studied for many years before shifting full-time to music.
Read more about the Howard Jones/Rachael Sage tour, get tickets and check out the original press release HERE.
A Fragile Tomorrow Wins Best Cover Song At The Independent Music Awards
'One Way Ticket' Recorded w/Joan Baez, Indigo Girls
A Fragile Tomorrow took home the ‘Best Cover Song’ award at the 15th annual Independent Music Awards on Saturday, November 12.
The Charleston, SC natives’ version of the song ‘One Way Ticket’ was recorded with the legendary folkstress Joan Baez, along with Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray and Emily Saliers on mandolin and banjo.
“I’m always reminded how refreshing it is to be around AFT,” Emily Sailer told Consequence of Sound.“These guys love the true beauty of music, and it shines through in projects like this community rendition of ‘One Way Ticket.'” Amy Ray concluded that “…‘One Way Ticket’ was a cross-generational psychedelic experience with [a] band that I look to for inspiration and evolution.”
Baez agreed, adding “Recording this song with A Fragile Tomorrow was a delightful way to honor and carry on Richard and Mimi’s musical legacy.”
The song appears as a bonus track on A Fragile Tomorrow’s critically acclaimed 2015 album, Make Me Over, a bold exploration into the realms of layered, sophisticated, hauntingly gorgeous power-pop.
Read the full press release HERE
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Rachael Sage and A Fragile Tomorrow Snag Grammy Pre-Nominations
MPress Records is thrilled to have two artists pre-nominated for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
Presented by The Recording Academy, these prestigious awards honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences. Winners will be announced during the television/radio broadcast on February 12, 2017.
Rachael Sage has been pre-nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best American Roots Performance, Best Arrangement Instruments and Vocals, Best Engineered Album, Producer of the Year and Best Music Video for “I Don’t Believe It” .
For further details, please see the official press release announcing Rachael's nominations.
MPress’ newest band, A Fragile Tomorrow, has been pre-nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Engineered Album.
Read more about A Fragile Tomorrow's Grammy nods in the Charleston City Paper.
MPress Records’ Artists Receive IMA Nominations
MPress Records is honored to announce that several artists on our label roster have been nominated in this year's Independent Music Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the world of independent music.
Rachael Sage, Seth Glier and A Fragile Tomorrow have all received IMA nominations!
Winners will be announced during the Independent Music Awards Gala on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in New York City at the prestigious Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Artist nominations below:
Album Art (Choreographic); Artist Publicity Photo (Bill Bernstein); Long Form Music Video (Choreographic EPK)
Best Pop Album (If I Could Change One Thing)
A Fragile Tomorrow:
Best Cover Song (One Way Ticket Feat. Joan Baez)
Rachael Sage Releases Animated Lyric Video For "Loreena"
Award-winning recording artist Rachael Sage is proud to debut this moving lyric video for her song "Loreena". The animated film was crafted by Honolulu based visual artist Dan Paul Roberts and his protégé, Jazmine Uyehara. This is the first lyric video from Sage's new album, Choreographic, which was released May 20th. The audio for "Loreena" originally premiered on Curve Magazine.
Inspired by the dance theme of Sage's new album, video creators Dan Paul and Jazmine pieced together a storyline drawn from the lyrics of the song. After that, Dan Paul worked on the storyboards while Jazmine oversaw character design and thematic development. The both created the finished illustrations.
Watch the video here
MPress Records Releases "Songs For Orlando"
Featuring New Music From Rachael Sage, Seth Glier & A Fragile Tomorrow
In the wake of the tragic events in Orlando this past June, independent record label MPress Records' artists Rachael Sage, Seth Glier and A Fragile Tomorrow wanted to do something to help the families of the victims and the LGBT community. The New York-based label has organized a special fundraising EP "Songs For Orlando", featuring three new tracks: "Disarm Distrust" by Rachael Sage, "Before the Fire Fades" by Seth Glier and "49 Pulses" by A Fragile Tomorrow. The album is available now via Noisetrade for a pay-what-you-want donation. 100% of the tips will benefit The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida & OneOrlando.
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Rachael Sage Breaks Into The Top 10 at #6 on AC Radio Chart!
Rachael's single "Try Try Try" has made an impressive climb up to #6 on the FMQB Adult Contemporary chart. She shares a spot in the top 10 with heavy-hitters Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Adele, P!nk and Justin Timberlake!
Listen to "Try Try Try"!
Cashout "Scam.Sin.Fear" Available Now!
We are thrilled to share our newest addition to the MPress Family! New punk-rock collaboration Cashout featuring Sean and Brendan Kelly from A Fragile Tomorrow and Matt Megrue. Their EP "Scam.Sin.Fear" is available now on iTunes.
Buy it now!
Check out the lyric video for their first single "Donnie Chump"
MPress Records Presents: Rachael Sage & Friends - A Benefit For Orlando
New York, NY: In the wake of the tragic events in Orlando this past June, independent record label MPress Records and flagship artist Rachael Sage wanted to do something to help the families of the victims and the LGBT community. The New York-based label has organized a special fundraising event: Rachael Sage & Friends – A Benefit For Orlando, to benefit The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida. The event will take place at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 (185 Orchard Street) on Tuesday, August 2nd at 8:15pm. Sage will be joined by special guests Grammy® nominee Seth Glier, along with Brooklyn-based artist Matt Nakoa & Michelle Citrin.