2019 Album & Touring - March 7, 2019
Happy Townes Van Zandt's birthday, and thanks for stopping by. I'm at work finishing songs for my new album, Hush The Wild Horses. Now we just need to raise the last little bit before I get into the studio.
To follow along in the writing and recording process, visit my songwriting blog here:
To pre-order the new album or otherwise donate to the cause, go here:
I Wish I Was In Austin, my lo-fi, entirely solo covers album, is done! Listen and download here:
I'll be touring the UK all of July. Then the American West in August. Then I head over to the Netherlands in late Sept, with a week or two in the UK in Oct.
New Albums & Tour - September 2, 2018
Thanks for stopping by! After a 6-year hiatus from recording and touring, I'm back in the saddle. I'm happy to announce two new albums. One is a covers album of some of favorite songs by some of my favorite songwriters. It's called I Wish I Was In Austin and it comes out fall of 2018. The other is an album of new original songs. That's called Hush The Wild Horses, and that'll come out in 2019. For more info on the album of originals, please visit the New Album page:
I'm also hitting the road again soon. See the tour dates page.
And, since I've got you here, I want to say thanks a bunch for your support over the years. Means a lot to this girl who just wanted to be a country singer when she grew up.
Hope to see ya soon!
Hush The Wild Horses: Pre-order & Fundraising - July 9, 2018
Big news! After a 6-year recording hiatus, I'm back in the studio soon to make Hush The Wild Horses, an album of original music. For more info and to pre-order or donate to the cause, check out the new Album page here:
Thanks in advance for your support cuz I can't do this without ya!
Also - I want to get more US dates on the books for 2019. If you can host a house concert, email me.
Muse - August 12, 2017
"Muse" is a brand new, limited edition, homemade, solo, acoustic covers cd. Only 100 printed total. These are some of my favorite songs by some of my favorite artists. Hand-stamped and signed. 13 tracks in total. $15 usd, plus a bit extra for shipping depending on the country. Email me your address and I'll reply with Paypal info. Thx! rachel (at) skinnydennis (dot) com
On The Road Again! - August 12, 2017
I'm just finishing my first tour in five years. I was invited by one of my favorite festivals to play this summer, in Scotland, and couldn't say no. That turned into two and half weeks of gigs in the UK. I gotta tell ya - it was awesome. I was scared to death to tour solo, and after all this time, and without a proper new album... Who's gonna remember me? Who's gonna come to the shows? Who's gonna care?
The answer was clear. YOU. It's just crazy. After all this time, folks crawling out of the woodwork to come hear me play. So many of them have all my cds, just huge fans, and so happy to see me back. Folks saying how much they enjoyed the shows, hoping I'll come back soon, and asking when or if I'll ever have a new cd out.
So. I have one show left on this tour, in London. But once I'm back home, I'm gonna circle the wagons and figure out how to get this pony show back in gear. These years I've taken this break, I've been playing guitar a bunch, and have two dozen songs that send tingles down my spine. Maybe they will yours too? We'll see...
Thanks for hanging in there with me, and coming out to shows (rare as they have been), and for sending me little notes and well wishes. Taken to heart, my friend. Thank you.
More news soon...
Taking A Break - November 16, 2013
Thanks for stopping by. Rachel is currently taking a break from recording and touring. Sign up on the mailing list if you'd like to be kept up to speed with any new plans as they develop.
New album, US release! - June 11, 2012
RH & The Knock Outs are recently back from a 5-week tour through Europe. 32 shows in 35 days, with 12 of the gigs sold-out and a feature on BBC2's legendary Bob Harris show.
Rachel's 4th album, "Makin' Our House A Honkytonk," officially releases in the US on June 19, 2012. Buy it here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/rachelharrington Rachel will tour (as a duo) in the US behind the new album. New live dates coming in each week - stay tuned.
INCOMING REVIEWS FOR THE NEW ALBUM:
Maverick Magazine ~ 5/5 stars. "As country as country gets!"
Fatea Records ~ "Loretta Lynn? Move over and make way for your natural successor to take centre stage."
Q Magazine ~ "Harrington makes Neko Case sound like Olivia Newton John"
Lonesome Highway ~ "Powerhouse lead vocals ... her delivery is spot on making this a must have for lovers of that classic country sound, a sound that is fresh, alive and beating. One that could scare Country Radio right out of it's trainers."
Electric Ghost ~ "1960's pre-countrypolitan Nashville ... the closest thing you'll hear to a new Loretta Lynn album since Loretta was a 29 year old grandmother"
Country Music People Magazine ~ 4 stars: "A real cracker of an album!"
American Roots Uk ~ 4 stars: "It is albums such as this that Gram Parsons was referring to when putting down ‘country rock,’ instead preferring the more coverall term ‘Cosmic American Music' ... he would have loved this superb recording!"
Blabber n' Smoke ~ "diving straight in at the deep end ... Harrington has made a raunchy countryalbum that one could imagine the likes of Loretta Lynn might produce if she were 50 years younger."
Rock and Reel ~ "Sharply observed songs with attitude to burn!"
The Irish Times ~ 4 stars: "Remember that nice Rachel Harrington and her quiet, contemplative country music from the Oregon hills? Well, you should hear her now that she’s fallen in with the honkytonk crowd. What a mouth!"
Mad Mackerel ~ "an album of pure, unbridled honky-tonk Country music. Sure there are some echoes of garage rock, some soul leanings and a smattering of Phil Spector-ish doo-wop, but at its heart this is pure Country and all the better for it."
Pennyblack Music ~ "the boot-stompin' world of backwoods country, like [they used to do it] back before the big Nashville names sanded off all the edges."
Whisperin and Hollerin ~ "live, sassy and colourful. High-octane, Burritos-style garage-roots"
New album: European Tour - April 11, 2012
The Knock Outs are just back from a non-stop 5-week tour through Europe to support Rachel's new album, "Makin' Our House A Honkytonk." The girls had a blast! 32 shows in 35 days, with 12 of the gigs sold-out and a feature on BBC2's legendary Bob Harris show. Pics and tour journals at the Facebook pages: http://www.facebook.com/therlh and http://www.facebook.com/Left.Hooks
Rachel Harrington & The Knock Outs - February 26, 2012
Lots been evolving the past 9 months here. Rachel put together an all-girl honkytonk band to tour in support of her new album. The girls were busy recording this winter, and the new cd is releasing abroad on CRS in April. We're working on getting the final funding together for US manufacturing and release. If you'd like to help out by pre-ordering the album or becoming a Sponsor, visit the PITCH IN link above. You can also preview the album and order it digitally at that link as well.
The girls are headed out March 1 for five weeks on their first-ever tour together throughout Europe and the UK. Stay tuned at Rachel's facebook site for tour photos, tour journal entries and daily updates as they travel. Give us a "like" at:
Thanks for your support!
New Record Campaign Launch - May 16, 2011
We're thrilled to report that Rachel was a winner in Merlefest's 2011 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, placing her alongside prior winners like Gillian Welch and Tift Merritt. Rachel spent a total of four days at the prestigious Merlefest, wandering around backstage awestruck, dumbstruck, and lovestruck, rubbing elbows with many of her heroes. Lyle Lovett. Randy Travis. The 88-year-old legend that is Doc Watson. In fact, Rachel came back so reinvigorated and inspired that she's eager to get back in saddle and make another new album this fall. Please visit the Pitch In! tab for more information and details about how you can help.
April Update - April 19, 2011
Lots to report!
Rachel Harrington & The Do Right Boys (Evan Brubaker and Colby Sander) are just back from their first-ever European tour as a trio. Dates included several sell-out gigs and a good time was had by all.
Rachel's new record, CELILO FALLS, is now in its 5th consecutive week in the Top-40 on the Americana chart in the US. It is currently #9 on the Roots chart, #16 on the Freeform chart, and #5 on the Folk chart - making it the 5th most-played album on folk radio in the US right now.
This just out: a new music video for You'll Do (from Celilo Falls), featuring Supersuckers frontman and fellow Seattle-ite Eddie Spaghetti: http://youtu.be/aK2CPfXH3Sc
And lastly, we recently got word that Rachel is one of 12 finalists in this year's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, which means she's headed to play Merlefest at the end of April. Previous winners include Tift Merritt and Gillian Welch.
The song that's been called out for the contest is on Celilo Falls, and is available as a single download here:
He Started Building My Mansion In Heaven Today
Feb Update too - February 22, 2011
This just in - Celilo Falls is in the top-5 most-added new records to Americana radio in the US this week, along with new releases from Lucinda Williams and Drive-By Truckers.
February Update - February 7, 2011
The new record, Celilo Falls, is all packed up and shipping out today to over 600 radio and press contacts in the US.
Rachel will be supporting Iris Dement for her two northwest shows next month: March 11 at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon, and March 12 at the Triple Door in Seattle, Washington.
Stay tuned for Celilo Falls CD Release shows ...
January Update - January 1, 2011
We just heard that Rachel's new record, Celilo Falls, is getting 4 stars reviews in the February issues of both Mojo and Q magazines!
November Update - November 14, 2010
Thanks for stopping by. Rachel has just finished a big 3-month European tour, accompanied by Lindisfarne founder Rod Clements. Rachel and Rod covered about 8,500 miles in that time and played over 60 gigs, many of them sold-out, including appearances at the esteemed Summertyne Americana Festival and the Perth Southern Fried Festival. This was Rachel's 4th tour overseas. She's been touring there 3 months a year for the past three years, as one reporter put it: "the hardest working woman in Americana." Rachel's now taking some time off, gearing up for the early 2011 release of her newest record, Celilo Falls. Advance copies are available to purchase through CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rachelh5
Sign up on the monthly mailing list while you're here, so we can keep in touch and let you know when Rachel's back out on the road. http://www.skinnydennis.com/?section=home
Thanks, and happy wintering!
European Record Deal - October 24, 2010
Rachel has just signed a deal with Rounder Europe/CRS for Celilo Falls. The new record will be in stores throughout mainland Europe beginning November 22, 2010. UK release is January 17, 2011 through Proper Distribution.
The team is shopping for a deal in the US. Barring that, we'll release it ourselves on SkinnyDennis with distribution from Burnside in Jan/Feb 2011.
Thank you so much for your support!
#3 Euro Americana Chart - October 5, 2010
Great news - Rachel's new record, Celilo Falls, just debuted at #3 on the Euro Americana Chart, behind Justin Townes Earle and Richard Thompson. Good company indeed!
CELILO FALLS - August 31, 2010
Great news! My brand new record is almost out. It'll officially release Nov 8 in Europe and the UK, and February 1 in the US. Until then, you can download and/or pre-order it here: http://rachelharrington.bandcamp.com/
I hope you enjoy!
Many thanks for your support,
Rachel's New Record - May 1, 2010
I am currently writing and recording my new record. You can follow along behind the scenes at rachelsnewrecord.tumblr.com
And, you can help the new project by donating at http://www.skinnydennis.com/products.html
Thank you so much for your support!
Winter Newsletter - December 15, 2009
I hope this note finds you and your family well.
New news on my end:
VOTE WITH ONE CLICK: I've been nominated for Best Overseas Artist in the Spiral Earth awards. With just one click, you can vote. I'd really appreciate your help if you can spread the word! http://www.spiralearth.co.uk/spirals2010/overseas.asp
FAR WEST SHOWCASE: I was selected to perform an official showcase at this year's western regional division of the International Folk Alliance. That was in November (last month) in LA, California and was a lot of fun - even though I didn't stay down south long enough to use the hotel pool or get much sunshine.
CELTIC CONNECTIONS: I am honored that I'll be playing a one-off performance on a triple bill ticket in one of the UK's largest music festivals, Celtic Connections, on January 30th, 2010. Also on the bill are Diana Jones and Karine Polwart. I will be playing as a trio, joined by Paul Elliott on fiddle and David Keenan on mandolin. Tickets are available here: http://www.celticconnections.com/whatson/event/90257-Grace,-Hewat-&-Polwart-&-Diana-Jones-&-Rachel-Harrington
INTERNATIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE: After many years of applying, I have at last been invited to perform an official showcase at the 2010 International Folk Alliance conference in Memphis Tennessee this February.
MARCH 2010 TOURING in the NORTHWEST: I'll be doing a co-bill tour will California based singer-songwriter Rita Hosking. I've been really enjoying her record and I think you might too. Look her up and tell her I sent you! http://ritahosking.com/
Thank you so very much for your support this year! All the touring and gigs, the live cd, and the cds before that. I couldn't be a full-time musician without you and I want to make sure you know how much that means to me. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
All the best wishes to you this season and in the coming new year. May it be the best yet for us all!
July 2009: Lessons! E-book! EAR! - July 22, 2009
I am finally back at home.
This spring/summer of three straight months of touring was wonderful, incredible, taxing, miserable, lonely, exhilarating, exhausting, life-changing and blessed. Touring is always a carnival ride filled with amazing twists and turns that leave you just happy to be alive. I love it.
This whole year, in fact, has been quite a ride. In the past twelve months, I headlined at some really big festivals: Bluewaters Bluegrass festival (WA), Naked Song Festival (Netherlands), Glasgow Americana Festival (Scotland), Southern Fried Festival (Scotland), Maverick Festival (England) ... Humbled and honored!
And so ... I got back home a couple of weeks ago, did some serious r and r with my family, and now I am headed back to Seattle where I'll be mostly songwriting and recording and hibernating for the winter.
In addition to a new record, I have a few other projects I'll be working on this coming year. I am writing an e-book for musicians about booking and promotion as an independent artist; That will be available by fall. I have started a radio and press mailing service for musicians, called EAR; You can read more about that at www.EmergingArtistResources.com. And I've decided to make my first foray into teaching guitar, voice, songwriting, and performing, giving private lessons from my home in West Seattle. If you'd like more information on any of the above, you can write me directly at rachel(at)skinnydennis(dot)com
Thanks so much for listening and for buying the records and coming out to the gigs. Your support is what enables me to do what I love to do and for that, you have my eternal gratitude.
June 09 Weather Report - June 6, 2009
All things considered, life is grand. I am on tour throughout Europe for April, May and June, returning home in mid-July. Many radio shows, interviews, and plenty of wonderful gigs abound. I really feel blessed right now. You can stay up to date and get behind the scenes at the Travelogue at rachelsrambles.tumblr.com Thanks so much to all the folks who are coming out to the shows and helping spread the word - it's working and it's so great! Thank you!! More tour photos to come soon. And a new cd is brewing underneath. I'll hope to be recording soon. I am really looking forward to hearing what will come next, and which direction it will go. Thank you for taking the ride with me. All the best, Rachel
March 09 Updates - March 23, 2009
We're in full swing here getting ready to head out for three straight months of overseas touring through England, Scotland, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Belgium.
Next month, Rachel releases a barebones live record called In The Woods ... more on that soon.
December Updates - December 20, 2008
Check out the REVIEWS page for new reviews from:
Sound NW magazine
Penny Black Music
VH1/Barnes & Noble
Wear the Trousers
and others ...
The new cd, City of Refuge, is now available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iTunes, among others.
Happy holidays from the RH crew!
October News - October 8, 2008
Rachel's sophomore record, City of Refuge, continues to get regular airplay at Starbucks stores throughout the US. The disc is #29 on the September Folk Album Chart, between Crooked Still and Emmylou Harris, and is now in its 4th straight month on the Euro-Americana Chart. Thank you, DJs!
SkinnyDennis Records has just entered into deals with Burnside and Proper for distribution in the US and UK respectively. Soon, you'll be able to pick up a copy of City of Refuge in a store near you.
CD Release parties in the northwest US are coming soon - have a look at the SHOWS link - we'd love to have you there!
City of Refuge charting updates ! - September 17, 2008
Currently at #11 on the Roots Music Report Chart, #66 on the Americana Music Association Chart, #25 on the Folk DJ Chart, #25 on the Freeform American Roots Chart and #7 on the Euro-Americana Chart.
THANK YOU DJs! WE LOVE YOU!!
City of Refuge updates - September 3, 2008
Q, the UKs largest music magazine, gvies City of Refuge FOUR STARS! "Gothic tracks on an inspiringly original album ... Q recommends!"
The Irish Times gives City of Refuge FOUR STARS: "Rachel Harrington's The Bootlegger's Daughter was one of the more impressive albums of 2007 and certainly among the best debuts; City of Refuge moves the Oregon-bred singer-songwriter to a new level."
City of Refuge is currently #25 on the RMR Chart, #87 on the AMA Chart, and still hanging on strong at #7 on the Euro-Americana Chart, three months after its debut there at #2! Many thanks to all those DJs, both at home and abroad!!
City of Refuge Charting - August 27, 2008
The brand new album, City of Refuge, just released to US radio and is at #105 on the AMA chart. We'll see how far she climbs ...
The record went all the way to #2 on the Euro-Americana Chart, and is now #4 on the national chart in The Netherlands:
Americana & Roots
based on sales and airplay
1 All I Intended To Be
Emmylou Harris (Nonesuch)
2 I, Flathead
Ry Cooder (Nonesuch)
3 Harps and Angels
Randy Newman (Nonesuch)
4 City of Refuge
Rachel Harrington (Skinny Dennis)
Music Video & New CD Available - August 15, 2008
Autographed copies of Rachel's forthcoming record, City of Refuge are now available for pre-order. Please see www.rachelharrington.net/products.hmtl
And at last, the music video for Summer's Gone, a song off Rachel's debut cd, The Bootlegger's Daughter, is now available to view. Please go to the homepage here at the website and scroll down a bit.
And photos from the big 2008 European Tour are finally up - see the slide show on the homepage.
Our sincere thanks for your support!
End of the '08 Euro Tour - July 28, 2008
This week we finish up the two and half months of overseas touring, with a grand finale at the Perth Americana Festival with Allen Toussaint, The Wilders, and Nanci Griffith.
Tracks from the soon to be released City of Refuge will soon be playing at a Starbucks store near you.
Also stay tuned to the website for forthcoming reviews.
The new cd, City of Refuge, officially releases August 18 in the UK and September 30 in the US.
Rock and roll for life!
CITY of REFUGE debuts at # 2 the Euro-Americana Chart !! - July 2, 2008
City of Refuge debuts this month at # 2 on the Euro-Americana Chart, and UK radio is getting the cd as we type.
Overseas touring is going very well and plans already underway for a return trip in April/May 2009.
June Update - June 13, 2008
A quick note from Torquay, England. Have fully adjusted to life on the road and having a terrific time. Looking forward to all the new folks we'll meet as well as the familiar faces.
Three sold-out shows so far and the weather couldn't be nicer.
City of Refuge is being mailed out to donors this week and will be available in the UK in another week or two ... hope you enjoy.
take care, and hope to see you soon,
City of Refuge Patrons - May 4, 2008
My sincere thanks to the following folks who donated to the new cd, City of Refuge. Your help is very needed and most appreciated!!!!!!
Sandra & Wayne Anderson
City of Refuge Patrons:
Mary Lisbeth D'amico
Ryan & (the other) Rachel Harrington
Dan Pickard & Beth Young
Chris 'the hat' Thomas
Mike & Jan Hollen @ Hill Country West
Kathryn "Lexi" Kamcheff
Nicole & Matt Brown
THANK YOU so very much for your support!!
City of Refuge Update: 4/26/08 - April 26, 2008
Jon Hamar on bass, Mike Grigoni on dobro and pedal steel, Zak Borden
on mandolin - all their parts are done.
And as of last week, we now have Tim O'Brien's fabulous fiddle laid
down on five tracks, as well as him singing back-ups on a couple of
Tim's work led to us connecting with an engineer in Nashville, David
"Fergie" Ferguson. Fergie has done a lot of wonderful work, including
engineering and mixing two of the Johnny Cash American Recordings cds
with Rick Rubin. As it so happens, Fergie has time in his schedule
and was interested in mixing City of Refuge - so he's gonna do that
May 6 & 7. Then the cd goes to Boulder Colorado, where it'll be
mastered by David Glasser on May 12 (David's work includes over 50
grammy nominated projects).
So it's looking like we'll get the cd back from manufacturing at the
end of May or early June.
I'm in the studio tomorrow, finishing up vocals. And Monday and
Tuesday, Zak, with my very good friend Holly O'Reilly, will be in the
studio to do back-up vocals.
And then, at that point, on one hand my work is done. And on
another, it just begins.
At any rate, that's the update from Lake Wobegone.
TIM O'BRIEN! - March 25, 2008
Tim O'Brien has just been confirmed as a guest musician on the forthcoming cd. He'll be featured on five tracks on City of Refuge! We're tickled pink!
Newsletter Sign Up! - February 28, 2008
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February Update - February 14, 2008
Rachel & Zak will be IN THE STUDIO in April to work on Rachel's follow-up album to The Bootlegger's Daughter. The new disc will be titled City of Refuge, and you can pre-order it right now here at the website!
CITY OF REFUGE
Thank YOU for your support!!
New reviews in from Uncut, The Sun, Rock n Reel, and others ..
Rachel & Zak's second european tour is growing by leaps and bounds. They'll be on the road in May, June, July, and August. Have a look at all the newest dates and keep checkin' back - we've got more coming in every day ... festivals include bill-shares with The Greencards, The Infamous Stringdusters, Rachel Unthank, Martha Scanlan, Martin Simpson, The Wailin' Jennys, and a whole lot more!
Take care, y'all,
December Update - December 1, 2007
Four star review for The Bootlegger's Daughter in The Irish Times.
Rachel & Zak are now booked to play 2008 festivals with The Greencards, Martha Scanlan, The Infamous Stringdusters, Del McCoury, Dan Tyminski, Marty Stuart, and many others excellent artists.
New European dates being added - stay tuned ....
November Update - November 1, 2007
Zak Borden & I are just back from my first-ever European tour, and it was a BLAST! Read the travelogue and see the pictures at MySpace: myspace.com/rachelharrington
Had such a great time, we're headed back in June.
And this just in: a FOUR STAR review from MOJO, to be published in their December issue. Thank you, Sylvie!
Happy holidays to you and yours! xo, r
August Update too - August 12, 2007
Next week a song from The Bootlegger's Daughter will be featured as song of day on NPR's All Songs Considered's Open Mic.
Also next week, a live in-studio session with Tom May on River City Folk will air nationally in the US.
In the UK, Smart Choice Music has picked up The Bootlegger's Daughter for physical distribution. Expect to see the record in stores there soon.
August Update - August 2, 2007
A new interview with Rachel has been posted here at The 9513:
www.the9513.com/tags/interview Thanks, Brady!
Rachel also got a nice little article for her recent gig in Yachats, Oregon
http://www.newportnewstimes.com/articles/2007/07/13/arts/arts08.txt We love small towns!
The July/August issue of Performing Songwriter has a wonderful review of Rachel's new cd. You can read it here: http://www.performingsongwriter.com/pages/music/index.cfm
And this is new to the web. It's Bob Harris's monthly article in Maverick magazine, the UK's biggest country music magazine: www.bobharris.org/rumour/maverick10.htm
Also in our "Bootlegger's Daughter" google search today we found Rachel's name and cd on a website called HotVideoGirls, but we're pretty sure that's bogus.
Take it easy! And enjoy the sunshine!
July Update - July 16, 2007
Review for The Bootlegger's Daughter just published in July/August of Performing Songwriter: "Rachel's voice has just the right combination of temerity and twang." Top 12 DIY Picks!
Rachel and Zak just recorded a session with Tom May for his nationally syndicated radio program River City Folk. Thanks, Tom!! You can see Tom's own music work here: www.tommayfolk.com His session with Rachel and Zak will be broadcast beginning August 20th on these fine stations:
XM Satellite Radio
Channel 15-the Village
“River City Folk” airs 4 times weekly
XM Radio is heard nationally by an estimated 8.5 million subscribers.
June Update too - June 4, 2007
The Bootlegger's Daughter just hit #36 on the Americana Music Association's radio chart. Thank you, DJs!!!!
June 1 update - June 1, 2007
This just in:
TOP ARTISTS OF MAY 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12647 airplays from 138 different DJs
1. Bob Dylan
2. Uncle Earl
3. Richard Shindell
4. Joel Mabus
5. Jimmy Lafave
6. Lucy Kaplansky
7. Laura Love
8. Pete Seeger
9. Devon Sproule
10. Susan Werner
11. Alison Krauss
12. Crooked Still
13. Work O' The Weavers
14. John McCutcheon
15. John Gorka
16. Richard Thompson
17. Mary Chapin Carpenter
18. Anais Mitchell
19. Fairport Convention
20. Jud Caswell
21. David Bromberg
22. The Duhks
23. Scott And Michelle Dalziel
24. Greg Brown
25. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
26. Nanci Griffith
27. Neil Young
28. Rachel Harrington
29. Buddy Mondlock
30. Iris DeMent
May Update three - May 15, 2007
Came in at # 43 on the AMA chart this week.
Planning west coast tour for late June and a UK tour for October!
May Update too - May 9, 2007
# 50 and still climbing on the AMA Chart.
Reviews forthcoming in Maverick, Performing Songwriter, and Crossroads.
The Seattle CD Release party KICKED ASS! We had a blast!! : )))
May Update - May 1, 2007
#55 and still climbing on the AMA chart. And The Bootlegger's Daughter was in the Top Five sellers on Miles of Music last week!
Thanks so much to all the DJs and MDs!!
April Update - April 14, 2007
We're #115 and climbing now on the AMA chart. And The Bootlegger's Daughter was among the top 5 most added records on AMA radio this week!
Also a shining review in from the nice folks at Miles of Music. Not only is it a cracker (thank you, Jeff!), the cd is featured on the MoM homepage.
April Update - April 4, 2007
This month's Euro-Americana Chart:
The Bootlegger's Daughter
Children Running Through
Another Sailor's Dream
Our sincere thanks to all of the Euro-Americana DJs who helped push! You know who you are ~ xo
March Update - March 30, 2007
Great new review from Home of Rock - thanks Frank!
The Bootlegger's Daughter has entered the Americana Music Association Chart due to a few early plays on US radio. Thanks in part to:
Troy Tyree @ WOMP, I=in Mass.
Drew Dundon @ KMTT, Seattle
Roy Kasten @ KDHX, St. Louis
Don Slack @ KEXP, Seattle
Joe Ed Dick @ KFJC in Cali
Tom Funk @ KGLP, Gallup, NM
Bob Weiser @ WBRS, Waltham, MA
Arthur Dean @ WCNI, New London, CT
Kevin Elliott @ WEFT, Champaign
Anton Peters @ WFDU, Teaneck, NJ
Ed Lehmann @ WMNF, Tampa, FL
Mel DeYoung @ WPSU, University Park, PA
Taylor Caffery @ WRKF, Baton Rouge, LA
Michael Alzo @ WSLU, Canton, NY
Ed McKeon @ WWUH, Hartford, CT
March Update - March 22, 2007
The Bootlegger's Daughter just debuted at #15 on the Freeform American Roots Chart.
Live in-studios scheduled for April/May at KMTT, KBCS, and others ...
Great review from Americana UK came in this week as well...
March Update - March 6, 2007
The Bootlegger's Daughter just debuted at #3 on the Euro-Americana Chart. And Bob Harris of BBC radio has taken a special liking to it: www.bobharris.org Thanks, Bob!
Currently getting airplay in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and Germany, with an in-print review forthcoming in Maverick. Also airplay on KMTT, The Mountain, in Seattle.
CD will be added to US radio April 9th. Jenni Finlay Promotions is working her magic : ) www.jennifinlaypromotions.com Keep your ears peeled!
Rachel and Zak opened three shows for Todd Snider in late Feb/early March at the Aladdin Theater in Portland and at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle. Great crowds, and folks were excited to pick up advance copies of Rachel's new cd!
February Update - February 14, 2007
Oh thank the good lord, the cd is finally here! And pre-orders have been mailed out. Now for press and radio ... Official release date is May 1, 2007. CD RELEASE in SEATTLE is May 5, at the Tractor Tavern, early show at 6:30pm with Amelia White opening! C'mon down and help us celebrate!!!
January Update - January 1, 2007
Rachel just got booked to open two Todd Snider shows in Seattle and one in Portland in late February!
Her debut cd is at the manufacturer's and pre-orders will be mailed out mid-February. More news on the cd soon ....
October Update - October 10, 2006
Mastering the new cd this month. Pre-order copies wil be sent out before too long and we're looking at an official release date in early 2007.
Rachel opened for Fred Eaglesmith to a packed house at the Tractor Tavern on October 7th. Fred gave Rachel and her boys huge kudos for their version of Ode to Billy Joe, the Bobby Gentry classic!
September Update - September 1, 2006
Opening for Fred Eaglesmith October 7 at the Tractor Tavern!
August Update - August 1, 2006
Mixing the new cd this month ...
June Update - June 27, 2006
Rachel has been selected to perform an official showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in July. Performers at this year's festival include: Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, Tracy Grammer, Winterpills and many others!
Guy Clark shows - May 9, 2006
I just couldn't be happier about how the two Guy Clark opening slots went and about the very warm reception we got from the crowds at both shows. It was the best! Having the opportunity to hang out with Guy backstage and get all his advice about my upcoming cd, what to do, what not to do; hear his Townes stories and about how he makes guitars ... Well, it was enough to make a girl misty when he left, walking down the stairs from the dressing room, tilting his hat with a little nod as he said "Goodbye Rach." Quite a ride to remember! : )
Live Radio Performances - April 26, 2006
Much thanks to KUOW and KBCS for hosting us live on air! KUOW is archived here, and KBCS will be posted soon.
Songwriter award - April 1, 2006
Rachel just got an honorable mention in the WCS International Song Contest.
February 25, 2006
note to self: met guy clark today : )
Feb/March Update - February 23, 2006
All goes well in the studio. Most of the tracks are laid down.
Thanks to the many folks who've pre-ordered and donated - a huge help!! If you haven't yet, there's still time to and it's very much appreciated!
Did you notice that I'll be opening for Guy Clark here pretty soon. Y'all better come out for that one - if just to see the smile on face : )
Studio update - January 2, 2006
Danny Barnes just laid down the most kick-ass banjo part for my song, Blow. Dude, he SO rocks!! He's the Keith Richards of banjo ...
December News - December 5, 2005
Rachel will be in the studio recording her debut full-length CD with engineer, co-producer and two-time Grammy winner Garey Shelton (Danny Barnes) in December, January, and February. You'll be amazed when you see the list of backing musicians for the record!
We'll be taking CD pre-orders shortly.
Opening for nationally touring artist Cliff Eberhardt
www.cliffeberhardt.com November 19th, 7:30pm
Bainbridge Island, WA
with The Shiftless Rounders
For more details www.skinnydennis.com/calendar.html
October News - October 25, 2005
Rockrgrl Music Conference showcase: EMP, Seattle, Nov 11, 9:30pm.
Also performing: Erin McKeown, Amy Rigby, Alice Stuart, Kim Virant, Rosie Flores, and more.
August Update - August 16, 2005
Second place winner of the 2005 Gig Harbor Folk Festival Songwriter's Competition. Performing on the main stage with Lucy Kaplansky, David Lindley, Cliff Eberhardt, Tracy Grammer, and David Wilcox.
AUGUST NEWS - AUGUST 1, 2005
Opening for Steve Azar at the Triple Door in Seattle. Steve had a #2 hit on the country charts in 2001 and is making a return to his gritty, barebones roots - a show not to miss! www.steveazar.com
NW Pickathon coming up on the 13th - this is the Northwest's premier Americana festival. Sharing the stage with The Be Good Tanyas, Jolie Holland, Po' Girl, Danny Barnes, Tracy Grammer, and many others! www.pickathon.com
JULY NEWS - JULY 1, 2005
Opening for Eliza Gilkyson www.elizagilkyson.com at the Tractor in Seattle on July 12, and then on August 2, opening there for The Believers www.thebelieversusa.com!
(I'm just back from my first visit to the Kate Wolf Memorial Folk Festival. Spent the three-day weekend camping, listening to great music, and meeting some wonderful new folks. If you've never been, you should go next year - it was totally amazing! http://www.katewolf.com/festival/index.htm)
MAY NEWS - MAY 4, 2005
Opening for Jim Lauderdale www.jimlauderdale.com on May 19 at the Sunset in Ballard.
FEBRUARY NEWS - FEBRUARY 1, 2005
Working on the new website . . . in progress.
Halloween Leaves spent 13 weeks on the Americana chart (AMA) in the US in 2004!!
And Rachel got a very favorable mention in the recent Rolling Stone (Germany) for her work on Markus Rill's newest CD. Check out the review page . . .
DECEMBER NEWS - DECEMBER 1, 2004
Touring in Europe . . .
SEPTEMBER NEWS - SEPTEMBER 1, 2004
Rachel's been booked on her first European tour ever. She'll be playing the prestigious Hillbilly Guesthouse festival in Neusuedende/Germany on October 23. In November she'll be playing select solo and duo dates, and in December she'll play a short tour of Germany culminating in a big country-rockin' New Year's eve bash on the island of Usedom.
ARCHIVED NEWS - AUGUST 1, 2004
Lots of new shows being added for both August and September before Rachel returns to Europe for the fall. She plans to be back in the great northwest in January. Stay tuned for details. Halloween Leaves is now available at Tower Records, at Sonic Boom Records, and at Easy Street Records!
Much thanks to Chad Hinman for the invitation to play the Tractor. What a great time we all had!! And thanks to everyone who came out to see the show!
Rachel is currently in Europe. Several new shows have been scheduled in the northwest for late summer, including a performance at the legendary Tractor Tavern on Thursday, July 29 with fellow alt-country artists Chad Hinman and the Kitchen Syncopators . Hope to see you there!
Three great new reviews from Texas Troubadours, Rootstown, and Altcountry.nl. Thank you!!
Halloween Leaves is receiving airplay at radio stations in Belgium, Germany and the US. Special thanks to Ray Pieters, Gerd Stassen, and Dan Herman.
Click here to vote for Rachel as often as once per day from February 27 through March 26 for Rachel to receive a "Gem of the Week" spotlight for new artists on Radio Crystal Blue!
Two outstanding reviews of Halloween Leaves on the media page from Ronald Vos at Ron's Alt Country and from Benny Metten at Ctrl.Alt.Country - Thank you both! Rachel provided backup vocals on a record released this month from Clay Bartlett called "Fixin' to Break Down." Read more about this upstart here. Rachel has been accepted as a Performing Member of the esteemed women's independent music collective Indiegrrl www.indiegrrl.com.
Rachel's short story, "Emptyroom," will be published in the Fall, 2004 issue of the Raven Chronicles, which will be available at independent book sellers in the northwest, or you can order it online at www.ravenchronicles.org
rachelharrington.net officially launches.
4 song demo completed. The self produced CD includes "My Morphine" by Gillian Welch, "Hickory Wind" by Gram Parsons, Rachel's own "Halloween Leaves" and Otis Redding classic "That's How Strong My Love Is."