Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage is launching her 11th recording, a four-song EP called NEW DESTINATION in May, on her own label MPRESS Records.
Title track “New Destination” drew inspiration from Carole King’s Broadway musical, “Beautiful.” After Sage left the show with an ‘I Feel The Earth Move’ feeling, she was determined to write an upbeat groove-tune on the piano with a classic, pop hook. It was recorded with producer Barb Morrison (Deborah Harry, Rufus Wainwright). “I’ve admired her for years. It was such a blast working with Barb – she has great respect for pop craftsmanship and is also hilariously funny, which I always appreciate in the studio!” Sage comments. The song features Rachael on keys and vocals, as well as cellist Ward Williams (Sara Bareilles), drummer Andy Mac, and Barb Morrison on guitar and bass.
The EP also features musical contributions by longtime studio collaborators including drummer Quinn (Daft Punk), cellist Dave Eggar (A Great Big World, Philip Phillips), guitarist Jack Petruzelli (Rufus Wainwright), violinist Kelly Halloran (G Love), and bassist Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega). Percussionist Everett Bradley (E Street Band) also contributed as did Grammy®-nominated engineer John Shyloski (Johnny Winter) and Grammy®-winning mixer Andy Zulla (Kelly Clarkson).
“One part Elton John, one part Kate Bush” (UNCUT), Sage has had an illustrious career as an independent artist, praised by the likes of The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and MOJO. Sage has shared the stage with Eric Burdon, Ani DiFranco, Marc Cohn, Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins and Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey). Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the “Fame” soundtrack, and the current season of Lifetime’s #1 reality series, “Dance Moms.” Sage has made a name for herself as one of the most active touring artists in indie music with her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work and soulful vocals. Billboard has said “her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter“ and RollingStone.com called her a “genuine talent.”
03/12 – Austin, TX / SXSW – MusicGorilla Showcase @ Burnside’s Tavern – 3:00PM
03/14 – Austin, TX / SXSW – Invasion Of The GoGirls @ Austin Java – 11:30AM
03/14 – Austin, TX / SXSW – The Alex & Ani Stage @ Bourbon Girl – 3:00PM
03/15 – Austin, TX – MPressFest SXSW 2014 Official Day Party @ Soho Lounge – 12:00PM
03/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Cherry Hill Library – 12:00PM
03/18 – Albuquerque, NM – The Cooperage – 7:30PM
03/19 – Albuquerque, NM – Taylor Ranch Library – 12:00PM
03/20 – Bisbee, AZ – Café Roka Starlite Lounge – 7:00PM
03/21 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Western – 7:30PM
03/22 – Redondo Beach, CA – Studio 519 House Concert – 8:00PM
03/23 – Altadena, CA – Coffee Gallery Backstage – 7:00PM
03/25 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah – 8:00PM
03/28 – Los Angeles, CA – “Secret Songs” at MorYork Gallery – 7:00PM
04/04 – St. Petersburg, FL – Hideaway Café – 8:00PM
04/05 – Safety Harbor, FL – Safety Harbor Singer-Songwriter Festival – 12:00PM
04/25 – Binghamton, NY – Cyber Café West – 9:00PM
05/02 – Washington, DC – The Corner Store – 8:00PM
05/08 – New York, NY – SubCulture – 7:30PM
05/13 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom At The Outer Space – 8:00PM
05/31 – West Hartford, CT – HartFolk Festival – 7:30PM
06/13 – Indianapolis, IN – Second Stage @ Irving Theater – 8:00PM
06/20 – Clive, IA – The GrapeVine – 7:00PM
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