A soulful vocalist, innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, producer, label owner & visual artist.
Rachael discusses the process behind her new dance-inspired album Choreographic. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage of Sage in the recording studio, on-se...
Rachael Sage's "I Don't Believe It" is a song about rising above someone who is putting you down - whether it be a strict teacher, parent or other authority figure, or a bully. As someone who experienced bullying throughout her youth, and who also struggled to reconcile some of the harsher teaching methods during her ballet training, Sage wanted to write an empowering song that was fast-moving and literally compels you to shake off doubt.
Rachael Sage's "I Don't Believe It" is a song about rising above someone who is putting you down - whether it be a strict teacher, parent or other authority ...
The new lyric video for Rachael Sage's song "Hanukkah In The Village" features her impressively eclectic family menorah collection, passed down from generati...
Rachael Sage's vibrant new video for her song "Coloring Book" features her own original paintings and highlights her passion for all things colorful, illumin...
Rachael Sage & Judy Collins perform Neil Young's "Helpless". As appearing on Rachael Sage's album BLUE ROSES (MPress) and Judy Collins' collection THE VERY B...
Rachael Sage's latest video for her song "Wax";, from the album "Blue Roses", was directed by award-winning filmmaker Nick Clark and set in the eclectic non-p...
A selection of Rachael's television appearances: NY 1 News (Air date: 10/26/13) Fox 8 Cleveland, Morning News (Air date: 6/8/11) Fox 5 NY - Good Day NY JLTV,...
Official Lyric Video for "Happiness (Maddie's Song)" iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/happiness-maddies-song-single/id895258081 Artwork by Majd Alom...
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Rachael Sage has been composing and self-producing albums since her teens, and has
released 12 full-length recordings that have earned her a devoted international following. A
multi-instrumentalist and 4-time Independent Music Award winner, she approaches every
new project with the same wide-eyed zeal as when she first began making music. Musically
ambitious and emotionally accessible, her latest shimmering collection, CHOREOGRAPHIC,
is a tribute to her very first love: Dance. “Making this album was a meditation on my lifelong relationship to ballet and more recently, to lyrical dance. Connecting to music through dance is what prompted me to become a songwriter in the first place. It was time to get back to my roots.”
Sage, who attended The School Of American Ballet as a child and studied with luminary dancers and choreographers like Suzanne Farrell, Edward Villella and Jacques D’Amboise, first began playing piano by ear at 2 and a half years old. “I started writing music right after my mom put me in a pre-ballet class, and it was pretty clear that both dance and music were going to be inextricably connected for me.” Though self-taught as a musician, Sage says her early discipline for the craft of songwriting sprang from the intense rigors of being a dancer. By 12, she was dancing at Lincoln Center in classical ballets like “The Nutcracker” and “Coppélia”, while also balancing schoolwork and making demos of her songs.
Sage is also a painter and graphic designer whose unique visual sensibility has permeated every aspect of her music, and she credits her Karinska-designed satin, rhinestoned and beaded tutus as a child-performer with the New York City Ballet with cultivating her appreciation of the tiniest details in fashion and fine art. “Every night we got to perform in couture costumes that looked like something straight out of a Degas painting, in front of sets created by master designers under gorgeous lighting, accompanied by a world-class orchestra. I was exposed to so much incredible artistry at such a young age through ballet, and it all made a huge impact on me as a musician.” Eventually, Sage left the world of dance to attend Stanford University, but as they say, “once a dancer, always a dancer”.
In college Sage became a fixture in the Bay Area singer-songwriter scene as well as a theater major and was often cast as the ingénue because she was so “balletic”. “I became very aware of how the way one carries one’s body impacts others’ perceptions, and it sparked a lot of lyrics.” It was around that time that Sage wrote two of what later became her most popular songs in the lyrical dance world: “Bravedancing” and “Down My Spine” – both of which have appeared on the controversial reality TV show “Dance Moms” (along with a dozen other of her songs, including 5 solos performed by the series’ breakout star Maddie Ziegler).
Appearing on the hit TV show about young competitive dancers is what ignited the idea for Sage to compose an entire album fueled by her own imagined choreography. After so much of her work was embraced by the dance community – with over 9.5 million combined hits on YouTube – she started to wonder if something subconscious in her composer-DNA was inherently geared toward choreography. “As I was thinking about recording a follow-up to my last album ‘Blue Roses’, I asked myself: what if you set about making a whole record with the intention for it to be combined with dance?” A few months later, the former dancer holed up in a London hotel room on tour and wrote an entire album from scratch, inspired by the “ballet-pop” concept, combining orchestral elements with folk, pop and rock. “I didn’t let myself leave my room every day until I’d written at least one song. I put myself into a kind of trance, envisioning each of the songs as a fully- choreographed multimedia experience, drawing inspiration from all of the amazing dancers and choreographers I’ve encountered along the way.”
Sage began recording CHOREOGRAPHIC in August 2015, with her live touring band The Sequins along with a handful of special guests, supported by Grammy® winning co-producer Andy Zulla (Idina Menzel, Rod Stewart) and Grammy® nominated engineer John Shyloski (Johnny Winter, Diana Ross). Mindful of how the music needed to feel “danceable”, Zulla, who worked as both a producer and composer on the popular Broadway-themed TV show “Smash”, says he wanted to reunite with Sage on this project “because I felt like I really had a firm grasp on Rachael’s new material and the full circle of her music being embraced by the lyrical dance community. We hadn’t worked together in over a decade, but we’ve known each other since she was fourteen...there’s a huge amount of trust there.”
The New York-based Sage recruited several top-notch, diverse violinists to capture what she describes as the “ballet heart” of the record. Rachel Golub (Adele, Sting) and Lyris Hung (Indigo Girls) brought their respective classical flair to the somber “It Would Be Enough” (composed for B.B. King) and “5 Alarms”, respectively, while fiddler Kelly Halloran (G Love) stepped out on rootsier tunes such as “Try Try Try”, “I’ve Been Waiting” and “Loreena”. Cellists Dave Eggar (Coldplay, A Great Big World) and Ward Williams (Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles) contributed a lush foundation across all of the songs, bolstered by drummers Doug Yowell (Joe Jackson) and Andy Mac. Guitarists James Mastro (Ian Hunter, Garland Jeffreys) and Jack Petruzelli (Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright) played a wide range of acoustic and electric parts; bassist Mike Visceglia (Duncan Sheik, Suanne Vega) supplied the low-end, while dynamic keyboardist Peter Adams (Rickie Lee Jones, Juliana Hatfield) layered in organ, accordion, glockenspiel and Rhodes, throughout the album.
Most of the music for CHOREOGRAPHIC was recorded before Rachael returned from a UK tour with folk icon Judy Collins, but she sang her final vocals just after the Paris bombings. Still in shock and mourning so many strangers, Sage returned to the studio with renewed focus. “The quintessential definition of dance, to me, is freedom. We’re in a moment where we realize how precious creative freedom is, and what a gift it is to be able to share it with each other, across all borders, and all boundaries.” On disarmingly honest songs like “I Don’t Believe It”, “Heaven” and “French Doors”, incisive lyrics and yearning melodies merge into something expansive. The lexicon of ballet may be French, but in Sage’s hands on CHOREOGRAPHIC, ballet-pop becomes a decidedly universal musical language.
Rachael Sage is currently on tour with her band The Sequins; for details visit http://www.rachaelsage.com/shows. CHOREOGRAPHIC will be released in the U.S. May 20, 2016 on MPress Records.
Frankfurt, Germany's top broadcasting station chose Rachael Sage's 'Choreographic' as their coveted 'Album of the Week'; Sage also performed live in-studio & interviewed.
"A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music"
“There are so many musical secrets to discover in Rachael Sage's music."
Award winning singer Rachael Sage has released a charity single in aid of anti-bullying week.
"American singer Rachael Sage was in fine voice when she met pupils at The Oaks primary school in Sharples."
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"If you like songs that tell a story then Choreographic is for you. The album flows effortlessly through a variety of emotions but ultimately leaves the listener feeling upbeat."
"My proudest moment so far has been when a young man approached me at a show in San Francisco and told me my music had kept him from taking his own life."
"There are really no bad ideas when you are working with someone you respect and admire. The best you can do as an artist is be open."
"Part Bob Dylan – part Taylor Swift – Rachael Sage has the guts, vision and talent to embody both within the confines of her music. She bares her soul on this album, her joys, her failures, her longings: she asks people to cry for her and then demands they get up and dance! And believe me, you will want to."
Maverick Music Volume 24 features tracks from Lucie Silvas, Rachel Sage, Graham J and more…
Rachel Sage released Choreographic this Spring. With a mixture of classical, pop and folk-inspirations, the result is an accessible lyrical record.
"It’s easy to see why this made number six on the radio chart in the US; it opens like a Tom Petty song before the intimate, close-miked vocal cuts through, followed by an outrageously catchy violin hook. For the soul fraternity, there’s horns and a Hammond; there’s even a violin solo closely followed by a guitar solo and an acoustic breakdown. All the elements for a great single are there and they’re put together beautifully."
"Delivered with raw passion, Rachael Sage’s “Choreographic – The Acoustic Mixes” displays her irresistibly charming voice and stunning arrangements. Quite lovely in their composition Rachael Sage’s work feels intimate. Throughout her album there is an airy, summery style to it. Produced perfectly the songs radiate with life. Effortlessly marrying elements of classical, country, and chamber pop, the pieces are beautiful with their rich vibrant colors. Her storytelling ties these many songs together as they pass by as snapshots of a life fully lived."
You heard it on the Independent Spotlight first - Rachael Sage is a new generation’s Laurie Anderson. (Musically, at least. I doubt she’s making musical instruments out of old camera film.) ‘Choreographic’ is a gripping album unlike anything in the indie scene. It’s poignant, lovable, relatable, and incredibly, incredibly good.
"this album is definitely a must-listen"
Award-winning recording artist Rachael Sage has just released the video for her new single "I Don't Believe It." The video features 3-time national dance champion 11-year-old Kaci King from Valparaiso, Indiana! Rachael and Kaci joined Good Day Chicago in studio Thursday to perform the song.
"Choreographic is an unstoppable force, to put it mildly."
Each individual track is a true gem. “Heaven (Is A Grocery Store Clerk)” is a great flagship song for the album, because it combines Sage’s use of orchestral pop and emotionally charged lyrics “Give me something to dream about.” It’s got the passion of Alanis Morisette combined with the sweetness of Ingrid Michaelson. The use of piano and strings also really help bring home the sentimental feel of the song. “Loreena” is another equally enjoyable track. It has a more minimal instrumental backing, though it’s just as powerful emotionally. “Try, Try, Try” takes a slightly different route, with heavy electric guitar riffs and a generally angry feel to it. It’s another example of Sage’s skillful combination of vocal and instrumental expression. Rachael Sage is set to really take over the airwaves. She’s already garnered a great deal of success, and her popularity is only increasing with her latest release. It’s truly-talented artists like her that restore our faith in the musical world. In spite of her success in music, though, Sage will always be true to her first love: dance.
Rachael Sage’s one of the most multitalented artists out there – from ballet, through music and songwriting, up to painting and graphic design, there’s almost no art form that she’s not experienced in. Rachael Sage’s an amazingly talented song writer and performer. She has earned her place on the music scene and there’s only one way she’s going – up.
Rachael Sage also performed her song "Happiness" with Kaci King dancing along.
Women’s Voices Now caught up with award-winning recording artist Rachael Sage, who released a full-length studio album, Choreographic (MPress/ILS/Caroline), on May 20, 2016. Sage and her music have reached an ever-widening audience since her previous release, Blue Roses, amassing over 9.5 million views on YouTube. We had the opportunity to ask Rachael about her work and her process, and the influence of her voice.
Rachael's first single was serviced to AC (Adult Contemporary) radio, and has jumped to #17, alongside P!ink, Rachel Platten, Justin Timberlake & Ellie Goulding. (up 18 positions from #35 last week).
Sage just dropped a new album entitled Choreographic, which plays off the themes of her dance career. At the Music Conservatory of Westchester (filmed by Alye Bea), she performed some tunes from it and spent 13 minutes talking about her career.
Rachael Sage is the epitome of a “Renaissance woman.” The singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist is a former dancer, who attended The School Of American Ballet and danced with The New York City Ballet. She’d eventually leave behind the Balanchine, and focus on music, and has since shared stages with everyone from Sarah McLachlan to Judy Collins. She’s also received numerous awards for her songwriting, and a bunch of placements in a variety of television shows including – and very fittingly – Dance Moms – Sia’s go-to-dancer Maddie Ziegler performed to her tracks. Oh, and she also runs her own music label MPress Records. Talk about wearing a lot of hats…
"Choreographic" ends in a somber and centered place. Her work has been compared to Carole King's and the inclusion of "So Far Away" as a bonus track is a pleasant addition. Some of Sage's fans may have never heard of Carole King even though the the Broadway musical "Beautiful," first debuted three years ago and soon to be a movie has, reintroduced King into the popular lexicon or at least to fans of musical theatre of which I am one. "Clear Today" of all of the songs on the album could be a Broadway number. This critic hopes Sage may have aspirations to pen a musical someday, too.
Choreographic is an album of lush, sophisticated chamber pop adorned with traces of folk and rock. It’s not “dance music” in the most obvious sense, but every song here is infused with a wonderful sense of movement and poise, and the music flows with the grace and precision of a carefully choreographed dance. This coupled with Sage’s characteristically intelligent songwriting and lyrical poetry makes for an enticing, engrossing listen.
Rachael Sage returns to the music scene with her new album “Choreographic”. Sage is a talented vocalist and a well-seasoned musician with a long list of credits to her name. Her work is a breath of fresh air and shows a new side to contemporary pop music. With this album, she gives honor to another one of her passions: dance.
Light, soaring and uplifting songs of Choreographic by Rachael Sage are extremely artistic, so that you almost see the singer dancing in front of you, wearing different gowns and costumes, doing pirouettes and turning somersault and just moving with a sweep, causing the creeps all over your body, – you may be sure, this talented to the backbone woman can do all this. Chamber-pop sophisticated instrumentals, blended with folk and rock, wrapping original emotional melodies around, and Rachael’s rich textural voice, transfusing the whole broad spectrum of her emotions, act as the singer-songwriter’s carte-de-visite. Her deeply feeling, alive to all existence nature allows her to write poetical, lyrical and affecting to tears songs. The tunes inspire and raise your soul.
Her ability to craft soulful, optimistic and thoughtful music that moves you literally and figuratively is unsurprising, given that she’s already achieved 16 song placements on Lifetime TV’s Dance Moms.Sage’s vocals consistently ooze effortless, youthful soulfulness across the album’s 12 tracks, as she delivers mature and emotionally intelligent lyrical gems about love, life, the artistic drive, home, youth, adulthood, motherhood and faith. The album is flawlessly backed by accessible and artful piano-based chamber-pop and orchestral elements.
Perhaps the thing that Sage does best is transfer her quirky and charming personality into music to great effect. Her music is unmistakably hers. After two decades of creating music it is no surprise that she is now comfortable in her own creative skin. The genre of pop music is full of artists with little soul of meaning behind their music. Rachael Sage sets herself apart from the rest in the pop genre.
Rachael's first single was serviced to AC (Adult Contemporary) radio, and has climbed to #35, alongside Adele, Taylor Swift, & Kelly Clarkson (up 3 positions from #38 last week).
When prolific queer singer/songwriter Rachael Sage sings “Heaven (Is a Grocery Store Clerk),” the opening track on her new “ballet-pop” album Choreographic (MPress), we can’t help but believe her. She’s that certain of it. Singing about the “French doors” of her fearfulness on “French Doors,” Sage continues to grow in new and interesting ways. The fascinating rhythms of “Try Try Try” and “I Don’t Believe It,” as well as the commercial-power pop of “Learn to Let You Go” and “It Would Be Enough,” are good examples. If you didn’t know better, you might think the breakup song “Clear Today” was a vintage Elton John tune, while the strings on “Five Alarms” increase the heat of the song. The mournful “7 Angels,” also featuring a string section, includes lyrics sung in English and Hebrew. Sage’s reverent cover of Carole King’s “So Far Away” can be found as a bonus track on the iTunes version of Choreographic.
"Rich with textures straddling the boundaries of pop, rock, jazz, and classical genres, this album is a colorful journey that makes you feel alive while you sit back and listen...‘Choreographic’ is another masterful addition to (Rachael Sage's) collection." – Innocent Words
Singer/songwriter Rachael Sage returns with her latest studio album titled "Choreographic." It was released May 20th and her songs were featured on the Lifetime channel show "Dance Moms." The new twelve song release begins with the sweeping, piano-folk delivery of "Heaven (Is A Grocery Clerk)." The album is based on Sage's love for dance as the tempo flows through the waltz "Loreena" and the up-beat folk/pop of "Try Try Try." Her voice excels during the ballads "Home (Where I Am Now)" and "French Doors" as she calmly sends away the blues and puts your mind at ease. She struts in with "I've Been Waiting," before pouring all her emotions into the grand love song "Five Alarms." The album closes with acoustic ballad "7 Angels" featuring Peter Himmelman and the spiritual piano piece "It Would Be Enough."
"An uplifting and powerful piece of music...picks you up, dusts you off and tells you that the bullies were wrong and aims to show one how much self-worth they have and how much they have to offer the world." - PopMatters
Rachael's first single was serviced to AC (Adult Contemporary) radio, and has jumped to #38, alongside Adele,P!nk, Rachel Platten, & Kelly Clarkson (up 20 positions from #58 last week).
'Loreena' is a lovely song and an excellent sampler for the new album 'Choreographic'. The release is made up of twelve self penned titles and personally I think each one is a gem. Described as chamber pop, I think her music goes wider than that, and it's the attention to detail that really gives Rachael Sage considerable edge.
Rachael Sage & The Sequins (Ward Williams on cello and Kelly Halloran on Violin) sit down for a One On One Session at City Winery New York on May 20th, 2016. For more info visit: http://rachaelsage.com Audio & Video by: Ehud Lazin Setlist: Heaven (Is A Grocery Clerk) Try Try Try Loreena
"Choreographic, delivers a sound that mixes pop and folk really well….creating an emotionally moving and satisfying group of songs"
"an ideal example of pure pop perfection...From the opening flourish of “Heaven (Is a Grocery Clerk)” to the album’s final fade, Choreographic is as close to a modern musical masterpiece as any artist of any gender has managed of late. Her name rings true; she’s a Sage indeed.
“Five Alarms,” a gorgeous song that draws me in every time I listen to this disc. There is something sexy and oddly haunting about its sound, with that great percussion and the wonderful work on strings and Rachael’s excellent vocals. Lyrically, it’s not the disc’s strongest song, with the line “A watched pot will never boil,” and yet it’s one of my favorites. “Now you’re here in my arms and we’re on fire/Five alarms.”
Rachael's first single was serviced to AC (Adult Contemporary) radio, and has quickly climbed to #50, alongside Elle Goulding, Rachel Platten, & Ellie Goulding (up 50 positions from #97 in its debut week).
Rachel Sage's most recent release Choreographic was released at the end of April this year. Among some of the more catchy and attractive cuts was "Try, Try, Try." I am familiar with her work and have enjoyed it in the past and this one track is so energetic and unforgettable that you will want to hear a lot more than just one time. There are snappy hook fills from the six string and a violin to give it an Americana edge. When all is said and done it turns out to be a marvelous combination of pop and rock.
"‘Try Try Try’, a top quality track taken from the upcoming Rachel Sage album. Sage – a classy, slick performer with an accessible, catchy sound – is perhaps one of the most exciting independent artists coming out of the US right now."
"Sage wisdom in a chamber-pop package." "'It Would Be Enough" might be the most eloquent and perfect David Bowie eulogy to date."
Have you ever wondered what a singer, songwriter, painter, and ballet dancer does while she's on tour? You're in luck because Rachael Sage has shared some behind-the-scenes shots from her current tour. The pop singer is currently performing on the road before the release of her new album, Choreographic, that comes out on May 20. The self-described ballet-pop album will pay homage to Sage's first love: dance. Check out how the tour is going so far and what you can expect to experience at her live shows.
Rachael Sage is known primarily as a singer/songwriter — and rightly so, since she’s released albums featuring her brand of confessional chamber-pop tunes for the past 20 years. In her teens, though, she trained as a ballet dancer, and she earned a degree in drama from Stanford. She’s also a fine visual artist, with a unique and colorful design sensibility that extends from paintings and collages to fashion. So it makes sense that dancers have been inspired by her music throughout the years, and that’s never more evident than on the reality TV show “Dance Moms,” which has included 17 of her songs over the past few seasons.
Rachael's first single was serviced to AC (Adult Contemporary) radio, and has quickly climbed to #58, alongside Elle King, Rachel Platten, & Ellie Goulding (up 39 positions from #97 in its debut week).
Rachael Sage fans will love this behind-the-scenes look at her new music video, “I Don’t Believe It,” which the out singer/songwriter says “is a song about rising above someone who is putting you down – whether it be a strict teacher, parent or other authority figure, or a bully.”
Sweet Little Bloodhound's host Devlin Miles speaks with indie artist and MPress Label executive Rachael Sage Part 2 of 2, she speaks of her record label MPress Records and signing artists such as Seth Glier, Ks Choice, and A Fragile Tomorrow.
Rachael Sage is a singer-songwriter from New York City who comes returns to Pittsburgh on Friday (5/6) at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh with support from blog faves Sun Hound behind her latest album Choreographic. I want to thank Rachael for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last. Rachael Sage is a singer-songwriter from New York City who comes returns to Pittsburgh on Friday (5/6) at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh with support from blog faves Sun Hound behind her latest album Choreographic. I want to thank Rachael for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.
Singer/songwriter Rachael Sage is releasing a new album this month called “Choreographic” and she’ll perform Saturday night at Cyber Cafe West in Binghamton. Both are great reasons to have her back on the show. To learn more about Rachael’s music, go online to rachaelsage.com.
Ahead of the release of her latest album 'Choreographic' on 5/20, New York singer/songwriter Rachael Sage today premieres "I've Been Waiting" off the effort. A sultry yet warm song that smoothly melds potentially disparate genres as folk and pop, the string-lined track tells of interpersonal longing with Aimee Mann-like poetic bewitchment. "Cover me with butterfly kisses/I could be the one you haunt," Sage sings, unabashed desire sliding through. Rachael Sage will perform at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on 5/13. - Zach Weg
New York songstress Rachael Sage has been inspired by the power of music and dance from a young age. Her passion has driven her to pursue a career in music, and she has stayed closely interwoven with the dance world from the very beginning. A gifted vocalist and songwriter, over the years, Sage has had more than a dozen of her songs featured on Dance Moms and has remained a fixture in both dance and music. With such a powerful and far-reaching message, fans are understandably hungering to learn more about the project. We at PopWrapped are proud to have partnered up with Rachael Sage to bring you an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of the “I Don’t Believe It” video shoot on National Dance Day!
Rachael Sage's new single "Try Try Try" has been climbing up the FMQB Adult Contemporary radio charts, reaching a new high of No. 64 this week alongside artists such as Ellie Goulding and Bryan Adams.
“Heaven (Is a Grocery Clerk)’ off Choreographic, a colorful work that shares flourishes of Sigur Rós and Kate Bush, and identifies Sage as a divine musical visionary.
Hooked in with the piano riff of the first track “Heaven,” Sage delivers a tune that dances through the bars and drives her vocals. The constant of the piano riff has you begging for more by the time the last bar is played. The orchestral elements build and continue in “Loreena” backed by the piano and lead by the powerful strings section. This is nicely contrasted with “Try Try Try” which has a distinctive pop focus with a dash of folk fiddle. Produced by Sage, and Grammy award winning producer Andy Zulla (Indina Menzel and Rod Stewart), this album balances piano with chamber pop and orchestral elements to give us some memorable and addictive melodies
Curve is pleased to preview the track "Loreena," of which Sage explains: "I wrote 'Loreena' in a dream about someone whom I've never met. I literally woke up singing the chorus, and then went to the keyboard to work out the accompaniment."
"Try Try Try" debuted in the Top 100 at #97 amongst Ellie Goulding, Justin Bieber and Gwen Stefani, on the FMQB AC Top 200 chart!
New York-based visual artist and musician Rachael Sage has been creating mixed-media artwork, drawing and painting since grade school. Working primarily with acrylics, ink and - of course - glitter, Rachael deems her hometown NYC to be her greatest inspiration.
Sage is like a modern-day Renaissance woman — singer-songwriter, ballerina, pianist, poet, record label owner, actress, organist, writer and record producer.
Artists like Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, and Jennifer Lopez dance while they perform on stage; but there are few performers who have come to the pop music stage after performing on the stage at Lincoln Center with the New York Ballet as a dancer in productions like “The Nutcracker Suite”. Rachael Sage is one such artist.
"With its baroque strings and off-kilter but memorable percussion, it deliberately evokes a modern dance number fueled by triumph and feminine resilience. "
Award-winning singer/songwriter Rachael Sage has announced the release of her forthcoming full-length studio album, "Choreographic", due May 20 (MPress/ILS/Caroline). Through this self-described album of "ballet-pop", Sage delivers a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to her very first love: Dance. Fresh off the heels of her 13th song placement on Lifetime TV's Dance Moms, Sage's music has reached an ever- widening audience since her previous release "Blue Roses", amassing over 9.5 million views on YouTube.
ward-winning singer/songwriter Rachael Sage has announced the release of her forthcoming full-length studio album, Choreographic, due May 20 via MPress/ILS/Caroline. Through this self-described album of "ballet-pop", Sage delivers a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to her very first love: Dance. Fresh off the heels of her 13th song placement on Lifetime TV's Dance Moms, Sage's music has reached an ever-widening audience since her previous release Blue Roses, amassing over 9.5 million views on YouTube.
Singer/songwriter Rachael Sage has announced the release of her forthcoming full-length studio album, Choreographic, due May 20.
Through this self-described "ballet-pop," Sage delivers a tribute to her very first love: dance.
Also, Sage has confirmed appearances at SXSW in March as well as a new tour, with a stop in Chicago on Thursday, June 9 (changed from June 10), at Uncommon Ground Edgewater.
Rachael Sage has released 12 full-length recordings, composed most of her own music (winning prizes like the John Lennon Songwriting Contest), plays guitar and piano, is an accomplished dancer (performing with the New York City Ballet), choreographer, poet, graphic artist and painter. Sage has amassed nearly 10 million views on YouTube. Me, I have trouble doing my job and the laundry. To write her latest project, the Choreographer CD, Sage holed up in a London hotel room. “I didn’t let myself leave my room every day until I’d written at least one song,” Sage said. So that’s how she does it!
Independent music artist Rachael Sage has seen her music appear in films – “Fame” – and on television shows – “Dance Moms”. Noting that her music is popular with lyrical dancers, Sage is releasing an entire album of music she calls “ballet-pop”. Currently available for pre-order at PledgeMusic, “Choreographic” will be out on May 20.
"Kaci was on a spin-off 'Dance Moms' show called 'Abby's Studio Rescue.' I got to know the producer and did networking with other people in the industry. I noticed that Rachael Sage had 17 songs on the show 'Dance Moms.' I connected with Rachael on Facebook and told her about Kaci's background and sent a video of Kaci dancing. Rachael asked to see more videos, and then invited her to come to New York, all expense paid, to dance in her latest music video. Kaci learned the choreography for two solos in one day, and then spent the next two days filming."
This week’s Tour Roundup features long time rockers with tours from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton, Steve Miller, and Sir Paul. Country star Toby Keith, Jeff Beck, Rachael Sage, and Radiohead are also launching tours.
Award-winning recording artist Rachael Sage has announced the release of her forthcoming full-length studio album, "Choreographic", due May 20 (MPress/ILS/Caroline). On her latest offering of self-described "ballet-pop", Sage delivers a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to her very first love: Dance. Fresh off the heels of her 13th song placement on Lifetime TV's Dance Moms, Sage and her music have reached an ever-widening audience since her previous release "Blue Roses", amassing over 9.5 million views on YouTube.
Today's guest is Rachael Sage! She is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, visual artist, songwriter, and producer. Rachael is no stranger to life on the road, performing over a 100 dates per year. Her latest tour begins in Austin on 3/16/16 at SXSW. Keep up to date with all of the tour stops at http://www.rachaelsage.com. We had a nice conversation about her life, music, and experiences. She has been releasing albums since 1996 and I am a huge fan of her work. Three of my favorite songs are featured with this episode, and I'm looking forward to the new album. Rachael has also studied at the School of American Ballet in her teens, and her music has been featured on the show "Dance Moms". I feel like I barely scratched the surface of her incredible career and hope to have her on again very soon so we can continue the story. Please reach out to Rachael and let her know that you heard her here first. Enjoy!
Rachael Sage has announced the release of her new album, "Choreographic", due May 20, featuring 12 brand-new tracks. Sage co-produced the album with Grammy winner Andy Zulla with engineering by Grammy nominee John Shyloski.
Award-winning recording artist Rachael Sage has announced the release of her forthcoming full-length studio album, "Choreographic", due May 20 (MPress/ILS/Caroline). On her latest offering of self-described "ballet-pop", Sage delivers a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to her very first love: Dance. Fresh off the heels of her 13th song placement on Lifetime TV’s Dance Moms, Sage and her music have reached an ever-widening audience since her previous release "Blue Roses", amassing over 9.5 million views on YouTube.
The Signal on WHRW has a new day and time: Tune in at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, when entertainment writer Chris Kocher will chat with local artist Angela Cook about her First Friday exhibit at Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton, which will feature a performance from singer/songwriter Rachael Sage.
How Rachael Sage Owns Her Role as Music Producer in the Face of Sexism.
•Rachael Sage (May 9, Cyber Cafe West, Binghamton): There’s a good reason why Ms. Rachael makes this list pretty much every year. She’s not just a fine singer/songwriter and emotive keyboard player, but a true performer who keeps the crowd laughing in between her poignant and personal tunes. Because Cyber Cafe is such a familiar venue for her, she always seems particularly comfortable onstage, and the show becomes more like a party with a talented hostess. This time around, Sage — ably aided by drummer Andy Mac — shared songs from her latest album, “Blue Roses,” and mined her back catalog (including an especially touching version of “Featherwoman,” from 2006’s “The Blistering Sun”). We also were treated to the first live performance of “Coloring Book” (a song she wrote as a teen that became a bonus track on a “Blue Roses” re-release) and the backstory that inspired the touching ballad “Wishing Day.”
"Hanukkah in the Village" - The song is lovely and Rachael’s vocals are beautiful as always! I like the quirky lyrics and how it paints a picture of New York. Also, it has a very distinct musical theatre feel to it, which of course I love. The lyric video above also features her family menorah collection, passed down through the generations, adding a personal touch.
Singer-songwriter Rachael Sage has just released a new single called “Hanukkah in the Village”, which not only celebrates the Jewish holiday but playfully offers a fun glimpse of her Greenwich Village neighbourhood. Even better, she’s put together an absolutely gorgeous lyric video featuring a dazzling array of antiques and creatively designed menorahs.
Finalist for the 11th Annual IAMAs in categories: Best Female Artist & Open/AOG.
Video Premiere "Coloring Book"
"Billy Joel's gotham zing and brashness...spiked with neatly twisted takes on long-relationship dilemmas"
Label Spotlight: MPress Records
"the Carole King of her generation....Sage is easily the match for any master, either past or present."
Singer Rachael Sage Confirms Summer Festival Appearances In US & UK. Including Seattle PrideFest and UK’s Cornbury Music Festival
Short and sweet aptly describes this new EP from Rachel Sage. Running only four tracks, what it lacks in quantity is made up in quality with a contemporary and sophisticated sound that is removed from her traditional alternative –pop of past recordings. Sage has a refined sound that hints at a restrained Kate Bush and draws upon her talents as a pianist to create stories through her music that speak to the listener.
Boston EP Release Show, "New Destination EP" Press Campaign Update, NYC EP Release Show at SubCulture with Photo Gallery, Radio Report, Dates with Judy Collins, Cornbury Music Festival Appearance in UK and Performance Debut at FMQB's Triple A Conference.
It may only take four songs, presented in the singular context of an impressive new EP, to finally convince the world that Rachael Sage is an artist that deserves immediate acceptance. Never mind her ten previous albums and twenty years of plying her craft, not to mention her successful stint as an entrepreneur at the helm of her own record label and all the stages she’s shared (among the artists: Judy Collins, Ani DiFranco and Marc Cohn). If the masses haven’t caught on by now, one might be forgiven for thinking any further possibility of Sage becoming a star has been exhausted at this point. Yet the glorious New Destination is glorious redemption indeed. It’s an ideal example of pure pop perfection, beginning with the initial enthusiasm of “New Destination,” through to the thoughtful rumination that seeps into the three tracks that follow: “Wax,” “Misery’s Grace” and “Not Leaving You.” Taking a similar stance to DiFranco’s erstwhile intents and Tori Amos’ effortless emotions, Sage is both captivating and compelling, with a gift for crafting mainstream melodies of the heartfelt variety. Suffice it to say, New Destination is an ideal sampler of Sage’s song craft, and if justice does prevail, it ought to elevate her to that much-deserved pop plateau.
Award-winning singer-songwriter and former School Of American Ballet dancer Rachael Sage has a record eight songs featured in season 4 of Lifetime TV's #1 unscripted program "Dance Moms", airing on Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT.
Lifetime TV Sync Placement Confirmation of 8 tracks, American Songwriter Track Premiere, "New Destination EP" Tour, Appearance on KASA TV, Dates with Judy Collins & MPressFest SXSW 2014 Recap.
From 2003's "Public Record", "Frost" aired in episode 13, S4 to over 1.9 million viewers.
Rachael Sage Rolling Out New Single & EP, Newly Confirmed Tour and Festival Dates for the Spring Including SXSW.
From 2012's "Haunted By You", "Soulstice" aired in episode 9, S4 to over 2 million viewers.
From 2012's "Haunted By You", "Confession" aired in episode 8, S4 to over 2 million viewers.
From 2012's "Haunted By You", "The Sequin Song" aired in episode 7, S4 to over 2.5 million viewers.
From 2012's "Haunted By You", "Performance Art" aired in episode 6, S4 to over 2 million viewers.
Lifetime TV Sync Placement, APAP 2014 Showcase, New Arrivals Vol. 5 Release, Access Film Music Festival Showcase Performance, Sundance Film Festival Attendance & SXSW Showcase Announcement.
From 1998's "Smashing the Serene", "Down My Spine" aired in episode 3, S4 to over 2 million viewers.
Lifetime’s “Dance Moms” Features Music By Rachael Sage In Season 4 Of Network’s #1 Unscripted Program Award-winning songwriter and former professional ballet dancer lands prime music placement, reinforcing growing connection to dance competition community
From 2012's "Haunted By You", "Birthday" aired during the Season 4 premiere to over 2.4 million viewers.
|Sep 10, 2015||Rocktide Inn||Boothbay Harbor, ME||Performance|
|Sep 10, 2015||Rocktide Inn - Boothbay Harbor Fest||Boothbay Harbor, ME||Performance|
|Sep 11, 2015||Harborfields Waterfront Cottages||Boothbay Harbor, ME||Performance|
|Sep 11, 2015||Harbor Fields Waterfront - Boothbay Harbor Fes||Boothbay Harbor, ME||Performance|
|Sep 20, 2015||Terrace On The Park||New York, NY||Performance|
|Sep 26, 2015||Adams Avenue Street Fair||San Diego, CA||Performance|
|Oct 16, 2015||The Cutting Room||New York, NY||Performance|
|Oct 20, 2015||St George's Hall||Bristol,||Performance|
|Oct 21, 2015||The Alban Arena||St. Albans,||Performance|
|Oct 22, 2015||Tivoli Theatre||Bournemouth,||Performance|
|Oct 22, 2015||Tivoli Theatre||Bournemouth,||Performance|
|Oct 24, 2015||Malvern Forum Theatre||Cheltenham,||Performance|
|Oct 25, 2015||Northcott Theatre||Exeter,||Performance|
|Oct 26, 2015||Tramshed||Cardiff,||Performance|
|Oct 29, 2015||Kilvert's, Hay-on-wye||Gloucester,||Performance|
|Nov 09, 2015||People's Place||Amsterdam,||Performance|
|Nov 10, 2015||Kunstlokaal De Oude School||Leiden,||Performance|
|Nov 11, 2015||Vanslag Cultuurpodium||Assen,||Performance|
|Nov 19, 2015||The Workman's Club||Dublin,||Performance|
|Nov 25, 2015||Green Note||London,||Performance|
|Dec 19, 2015||Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts||Rahway, NJ||Performance|
|Jan 13, 2016||Pianos||New York, NY||Performance|
|Jan 21, 2016||Anaheim Convention Center||Los Angeles, CA||Performance|
|Feb 17, 2016||Folk Alliance Conference||Kansas City, MO||Performance|
|Mar 04, 2016||Phelps Mansion Museum||Rochester, NY||Performance|
|Mar 16, 2016||Burnside's Tavern||Austin, TX||Performance|
|Mar 18, 2016||Soho Lounge||Austin, TX||Performance|
|Mar 19, 2016||HandleBar||Austin, TX||Performance|
|Mar 19, 2016||Oil Can Harry's||Austin, TX||Performance|
|Apr 08, 2016||The Evening Muse||Charlotte, NC||Performance|
|Apr 09, 2016||Eddie Owen Presents at Red Clay Music Foundry||Atlanta, GA||Performance|
|Apr 12, 2016||Coffee Underground||Charlotte, NC||Performance|
|Apr 13, 2016||Awendaw Green||Columbia, SC||Performance|
|Apr 14, 2016||The Bluebird Café||Nashville, TN||Performance|
|Apr 16, 2016||The Corner Store||Washington, DC||Performance|
|Apr 17, 2016||World Cafe Live – Upstairs||Philadelphia, PA||Performance|
|Apr 18, 2016||49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar and Gallery||Baltimore, MD||Performance|
|Apr 30, 2016||Bethel Woods Center For The Arts||Yonkers, NY||Performance|
|May 04, 2016||Woodland Tavern||Columbus, OH||Performance|
|May 04, 2016||Ethel's Stage Left Lounge||Columbus, OH||Performance|
|May 05, 2016||The Lovin' Cup||Rochester, NY||Performance|
|May 06, 2016||First Unitarian Church||Pittsburgh, PA||Performance|
|May 07, 2016||Cyber Cafe West||Rochester, NY||Performance|
|May 13, 2016||Rockwood Music Hall||New York, NY||Performance|
|May 14, 2016||Brook Hollow Winery||Newark, NJ||Performance|
|Jun 05, 2016||Hotel Utah Saloon||SF Bay Area, CA||Performance|
|Jun 07, 2016||Hotel Cafe||Los Angeles, CA||Performance|
|Jun 09, 2016||Uncommon Ground on Clark||Chicago, IL||Performance|
|Jun 10, 2016||Uncommon Ground on Devon||Chicago, IL||Performance|
|Jun 11, 2016||The Ark||Detroit, MI||Performance|
|Jun 12, 2016||Seven Steps Up Live Music & Event Venue||Spring Lake, MI||Performance|
|Jun 14, 2016||Babeville||Buffalo, NY||Performance|
|Jun 24, 2016||Avalon Theatre||Baltimore, MD||Performance|
|Jul 01, 2016||The Bowery Electric||New York, NY||Performance|
|Jul 21, 2016||Loma Coffee||Wilmington, DE||Performance|
|Jul 24, 2016||The Burren Backroom||Boston / Cambridge, MA||Performance|
|Aug 02, 2016||Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3||New York, NY||Performance|
|Aug 05, 2016||Dodd's Farm||Hillsdale, NY||Performance|
|Aug 10, 2016||St. Julien Hotel||Denver, CO||Performance|
|Sep 01, 2016||Strong Place||New York, NY||Performance|
|Sep 03, 2016||Kinderland Camp||Great Barrington, MA||Performance|
|Sep 04, 2016||Bartlett Arboretum||Yonkers, NY||Performance|
|Sep 08, 2016||The Pierre Hotel||New York, NY||Performance|
|Sep 09, 2016||Jammin' Java||Washington, DC||Performance|
|Sep 10, 2016||Shank Hall||Milwaukee, WI||Performance|
|Sep 22, 2016||Cafe Grounded - Horfield||Bristol,||Performance|
|Sep 23, 2016||The Troubadour||London,||Performance|
|Sep 25, 2016||Off the Cuff||London,||Performance|
|Sep 27, 2016||The Greys||Brighton,||Performance|
|Sep 29, 2016||Venue 2, 229 Club||London,||Performance|
|Sep 29, 2016||229||London,||Performance|
|Oct 07, 2016||Natchie Nights||New York, NY||Performance|
|Oct 18, 2016||Teatro Del Sale||Florence,||Performance|
|Oct 28, 2016||O2 Academy 2 Islington||London,||Performance|
|Oct 30, 2016||Hall, Venue Cymru||Liverpool,||Performance|
|Nov 18, 2016||Nikolaisaal Potsdam||Potsdam,||Performance|
|Dec 03, 2016||Hotel Cafe||Los Angeles, CA||Performance|
|Dec 08, 2016||Lestat's Coffee House||San Diego, CA||Performance|
|Today||Starlight Lounge at Cafe Roka||Bisbee, AZ||Performance|
|Jan 17, 2017||Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2||New York, NY||Performance|