Rachael Sage /  New York, NY Singer/songwriter, chamber-pop, neo-folk
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Rachael Sage

Singer/songwriter, chamber-pop, neo-folk
New York, NY

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A soulful vocalist, innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, producer, label owner & visual artist.

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Queer.de (DE) - Rachael Sage: Ein Album für den Tanz — 11/25/2016

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Rachael Sage Choreographic EPK...

Rachael Sage Choreographic EPK

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 "I Don't Believe It"...

Rachael Sage "I Don't Believe It"

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 "I Don't Believe It" [Choreographers Cut]...

Rachael Sage "I Don't Believe It" [Choreographers Cut]

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 ...

Rachael Sage -- "Hanukkah In The Village" (LYRIC VIDEO)...

Rachael Sage -- "Hanukkah In The Village" (LYRIC VIDEO)

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 "Coloring Book"...

Rachael Sage "Coloring Book"

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...

"Helpless" Rachael Sage ft. Judy Collins (Neil Young cover)...

"Helpless" Rachael Sage ft. Judy Collins (Neil Young cover)

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: Wax (official music video)...

Rachael Sage: Wax (official music video)

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...

Rachael Sage "Blue Roses" EPK 2014...

Rachael Sage "Blue Roses" EPK 2014

NYC-based singer-songwriter Rachael Sage invites you into the creative process behind her new album, "Blue Roses" iTunes: http://bit.ly/BlueRosesiTunes Amaz...

Rachael Sage - TV Reel...

Rachael Sage - TV Reel

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,...

Rachael Sage: Happiness (Maddie's Song) LYRIC VIDEO...

Rachael Sage: Happiness (Maddie's Song) LYRIC VIDEO

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 /  New York, NY Singer/songwriter, chamber-pop, neo-folk

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.

Rachael Sage

Vocals, Keyboards/Piano, Guitar

Kelly Halloran

Violinist

Ward Williams

Cello, Guitar

Andy Mac

Drums
Nov 25, 2016

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Queer.de (DE) - Rachael Sage: Ein Album für den Tanz

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Nov 25, 2016

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HR1 (DE) - Album Of The Week / Rachael Sage: "Choreographic"

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.

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Nov 23, 2016

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Der Hoerspiegel (DE) - Choreographic

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Nov 23, 2016

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Music Week (UK) - Music Week Presents: Rachael Sage

"A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music"

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Nov 20, 2016

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8 Weekly (NL) - Vele Talenten Rachael Sage “Choreographic”

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Nov 18, 2016

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My Heimat (DE) - Rachael Sage – Neues Album "Choreographic“ (VÖ 18.11.) – "Home (Where I Am Now)" Video Jetzt Online – ab 18.11. auf Deutschlandtour

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Nov 18, 2016

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Salsango (DE) - 3 Konzerte von Rachel Sage in Deutschland im November 2016

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Nov 18, 2016

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Amicella (DE) - 10 Fragen an Rachael Sage

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Nov 18, 2016

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Maschseeperlen (DE) - Rachael Sage "Choreographic"

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Nov 18, 2016

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Mediennerd (DE) - Choreographic von Rachael Sage

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Nov 18, 2016

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Das Fachblatt (DE) - Rachael Sage "Choreographic"

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Nov 17, 2016

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Laut (DE) - Laut.DE Biographie Rachael Sage

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Nov 16, 2016

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Hitchecker (DE) - Rachael Sage zelebriert ihre Liebe zum Tanz

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Nov 10, 2016

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Happy Spots (DE) - Rachael Sage mit "Choreographic" in Deutschland

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Nov 10, 2016

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WoNo Magazine (NL) - "Choreographic" Rachael Sage

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Nov 10, 2016

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Rudolf's Music (NL) - Rachael Sage "Choreographic"

“There are so many musical secrets to discover in Rachael Sage's music."

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Nov 10, 2016

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CelebMix (UK) - Rachael Sage Teams up With Ditch The Label for Anti-Bullying Week (UK)

Award winning singer Rachael Sage has released a charity single in aid of anti-bullying week.

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Nov 10, 2016

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The Bolton News (UK) - "US Singer In Fine Voice At School"

"American singer Rachael Sage was in fine voice when she met pupils at The Oaks primary school in Sharples."

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Nov 07, 2016

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White Room Reviews (NL) - Rachael Sage "Choreographic"

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Nov 07, 2016

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M Music & Musicians (UK) - Rachael Sage Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David (UK)

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview

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Nov 02, 2016

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Huffington Post (UK) - Rachael Sage Choreographs A New Album

"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."

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Nov 01, 2016

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Daily Media (DE) - Rachael Sage: Choreographic

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Nov 01, 2016

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Ditch The Label (UK) - We Interviewed Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter & Producer Rachael Sage

"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."

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Oct 26, 2016

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Headliner (UK) - Rachel Sage: Sliding Doors

"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."

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Oct 24, 2016

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North Wales Pioneer (Wales) - Phabstock Festival Ready To Reach 'The Next Level'

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Oct 21, 2016

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Maverick (UK) - Choreographic: Four stars (****)

"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."

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Oct 18, 2016

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Il Placere Della Lettura (IT) - Rachel Sage Da New York a Firenze Per l'Unica Data Italiana

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Oct 18, 2016

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Left (IT) - Rachael Sage, Talento Indipendente

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Oct 18, 2016

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La Nazione (IT) - Rachael Sage Brani Di Danza

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Oct 18, 2016

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Quotidiano (IT) - Choreographic, Arriva Rachael Sage

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Oct 18, 2016

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Toscana Musiche (IT) - Rachael Sage al Teatro Del Sale, Danzando Sulle Note

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Oct 18, 2016

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Portale Giovani (IT) - Choreographic: Rachael Sage In Concerto al Teatro Del Sale

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Oct 17, 2016

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Globalist (IT) - L'artista Eclettica Rachael Sage a Firenze Con Un Concerto Dedicato Alla Danza

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Oct 14, 2016

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Jewish Telegraphic (UK) - Rachael prepares for CD release by going back to school

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Oct 12, 2016

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Golden Mixtape - The Keys and Steps to Success with Rachael Sage

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Oct 09, 2016

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Talk About Pop Music

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Oct 01, 2016

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Soundgirls.com - Kick Ass Women: Rachael Sage

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Oct 01, 2016

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Maverick (UK)

Maverick Music Volume 24 features tracks from Lucie Silvas, Rachel Sage, Graham J and more…

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Sep 27, 2016

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The Celebrity Cafe - Rachael Sage "Choreographic"

Rachel Sage released Choreographic this Spring. With a mixture of classical, pop and folk-inspirations, the result is an accessible lyrical record.

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Sep 20, 2016

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Record Collector (UK) - Interview

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Sep 13, 2016

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Music Riot (UK) - “Try Try Try” – Rachael Sage

"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."

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Sep 12, 2016

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Daytrotter Session
Daytrotter Session

"Enchanting..."

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Sep 10, 2016

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Beach Sloth - Rachael Sage – Choreographic – The Acoustic Mixes

"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."

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Sep 09, 2016

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Female First UK: Rachael Sage Exclusive - Life In The Business

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Jul 18, 2016

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Tilting Windmills Studios - Independent Spotlight: Rachael Sage

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.

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Jul 13, 2016

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Big Blend Radio

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Jul 11, 2016

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Womens Internations Music Network: Front and Center: Award-Winning Artist and Dancer, Rachel Sage

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Jul 08, 2016

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Rock Cellar Magazine: Turn Me On: Rachael Sage

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Jul 07, 2016

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iOn The Scene - Artist Profile: Rachael Sage

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Jul 06, 2016

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The Daily Voice - Rachael Sage: A “Choreographic” Serenade at Babeville

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Jul 06, 2016

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"Try Try Try" Debuts in Top 10 at #6 on FMQB's AC Top 200 Chart!

Jun 30, 2016

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No Depression - Rachael Sage – Choreographic

"this album is definitely a must-listen"

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Jun 28, 2016

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"Try Try Try" Reaches #11 on FMQB AC Top 200 Chart

Jun 22, 2016

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"Try Try Try" Jumps To #13 on FMQB AC Top 200

Jun 21, 2016

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Music Notez - Rachael Sage new single ‘Try Try Try’

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Jun 20, 2016

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Fame Magazine (UK) "I Don't Believe It" Choreographer's Cut

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Jun 20, 2016

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Good Day Chicago: Rachael Sage performs 'I Don't Believe It' with Kaci King

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.

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Jun 20, 2016

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On Mogul - Rachael Sage - The Power of Chutzpah

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Jun 17, 2016

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1340 Magazine: RACHAEL SAGE - Choreographic (Review)

"Choreographic is an unstoppable force, to put it mildly."

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Jun 14, 2016

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Indie Band Guru: RACHAEL SAGE INSPIRED BY FIRST LOVE IN CHOREOGRAPHIC

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.

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Jun 14, 2016

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"Try Try Try" Climbs To #16 on FMQB AC Top 200

Jun 10, 2016

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ReviewFix Exclusive: Rachael Sage Talks Choreographic

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Jun 09, 2016

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Indie Music Reviews: Rachael Sage’s new album “Choreographic” is out

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.

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Jun 09, 2016

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Good Day Chicago: "Happiness"

Rachael Sage also performed her song "Happiness" with Kaci King dancing along.

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Jun 08, 2016

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Women's Voices Now: Words from a Sage: Art as a Perpetual Balance

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.

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Jun 08, 2016

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In the Top 20!
In the Top 20! "Try Try Try" Jumps 18 Spots To #17 on FMQB AC Top 200!

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).

Jun 07, 2016

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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Rachael Sage Gets Choreographic

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.

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Jun 07, 2016

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Huffington Post - Rachael Sage Gets Choreographic

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…

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Jun 06, 2016

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Edge Media Network: Review - Rachael Sage "Choreographic"

"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.

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Jun 06, 2016

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Indie Music Review: Rachael Sage - “Choreographic”

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.

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Jun 03, 2016

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Music Existence: Album Review: Choreographic – Rachael Sage

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Jun 03, 2016

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Gas House Radio - Rachael Sage "Choreographic"

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Jun 03, 2016

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Skope Magazine

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.

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Jun 03, 2016

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Vents Magazine: REVIEW: Rachael Sage "Choreographic"

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.

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Jun 03, 2016

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BandBlurb: Rachael Sage’s Choreographic (2016)

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.

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Jun 03, 2016

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Indie Artist Alliance: Rachael Sage "Choreographic"

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.

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Jun 03, 2016

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Indiemunity -Rachael Sage – Choreographic

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Jun 01, 2016

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In the Top 40!
In the Top 40! "Try Try Try" Climbs 3 Spots To #35 on FMQB AC Top 200!

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).

Jun 01, 2016

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OutSmart Magazine - SOAKING UP THE LESBIAN SOUNDS: TERRI BINION, RACHAEL SAGE, TRET FURE, AND MORE

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.

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Jun 01, 2016

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Innocent Words: Rachael Sage: 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

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May 31, 2016

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Jp's Music Blog: CD Review: New Music From Singer/Songwriter Rachael Sage

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."

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May 26, 2016

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PopMatters Video Premiere: Rachael Sage "I Don't Believe It"

"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

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May 25, 2016

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In the Top 40!
In the Top 40! "Try Try Try" Jumps 20 Spots To ##8 on FMQB AC Top 200

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).

May 23, 2016

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Beehive Candy: Singers & Songs: Rachael Sage

'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.

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May 21, 2016

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One on One @ City Winery - Live Session

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

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May 20, 2016

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Pop Culture Beast: Review - Rachael Sage "Choreographic"

"Choreographic, delivers a sound that mixes pop and folk really well….creating an emotionally moving and satisfying group of songs"

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May 20, 2016

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Elmore Magazine: Album Review - Rachael Sage Choreographic

"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.

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May 19, 2016

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MICHAEL DOHERTY'S MUSIC LOG: Rachael Sage: “Choreographic” (2016) CD Review

“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.”

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May 19, 2016

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Recording Artist Rachael Sage stops by #ConversationsLIVE

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May 18, 2016

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"Try Try Try" Climbs To #50 on FMQB AC Top 200

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).

May 18, 2016

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Rate the Tracks: Track Feature: Rachael Sage -Try, Try, Try

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.

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May 16, 2016

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M Music & Musicians: Exclusive Song Feature "Loreena (Acoustic)

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May 16, 2016

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Indie Music Magazine: Hot new independent pop from Rachel Sage – new album and single this month

"‘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."

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May 13, 2016

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MAGNET: Rachael Sage
MAGNET: Rachael Sage "Choreographic" 8 out of 10

"Sage wisdom in a chamber-pop package." "'It Would Be Enough" might be the most eloquent and perfect David Bowie eulogy to date."

May 12, 2016

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EXAMINER: Rachael Sage comes full circle with Choreographic

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May 12, 2016

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Mostly Folk Episode 177 (Rachael Sage interview and music)

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May 11, 2016

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Weber Music Blog: Rachael Sage Choreographic

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May 05, 2016

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Bandsintown: Exclusive Tour Diary: Rachael Sage

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.

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May 05, 2016

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Press & Sun Bulletin: Sage invokes dance muse on new album ‘Choreographic’

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.

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May 05, 2016

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"Try Try Try" Climbs To #58 on FMQB AC Top 200

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).

May 04, 2016

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AfterEllen.com Exclusive: Behind-the-scenes with Rachael Sage on her new music video

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.”

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May 04, 2016

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Sweet Little Bloodhound Podcast - Rachael Sage

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.

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May 04, 2016

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HughShows: First/Last - Rachael Sage

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.

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May 04, 2016

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THE SIGNAL - 5/4/16 PLAYLIST (RACHAEL SAGE INTERVIEW)

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.

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Apr 29, 2016

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Female First UK: International Dance Day exclusive - Go behind-the-scenes with new Rachael Sage video

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Apr 29, 2016

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The Deli: New York singer/songwriter Rachael Sage premieres 'I've Been Waiting' + plays Rockwood on 5.13

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

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Apr 28, 2016

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PopWrapped: EXCLUSIVE: RACHAEL SAGE TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES OF HER ‘I DON’T BELIEVE IT’ VIDEO

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!

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Apr 27, 2016

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Vents Magazine: INTERVIEW: Rachael Sage

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Apr 27, 2016

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"Try Try Try" Reaches #64 on FMQB AC Top 200 Chart

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.

Apr 21, 2016

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Glide Magazine - SONG PREMIERE: RACHAEL SAGE IS DIVINE VISIONARY ON “HEAVEN (IS A GROCERY CLERK)”

“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.

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Apr 20, 2016

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Try Try Try
Try Try Try" jumps 25 spots to #72 on FMQB's AC Top 200 Chart!

Apr 19, 2016

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Curve Magazine: Rachael Sage Returns With Tribute To Her First Love, Dance

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

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Apr 14, 2016

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Curve Magazine: Rachael Sage Exclusive Track Premiere

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."

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Apr 13, 2016

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"Try Try Try" Most Added on FMQB AC Top 200 Chart

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Apr 13, 2016

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"Try Try Try" Debuts in Top 100 on FMQB's AC Top 200 Chart!

"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!

Apr 13, 2016

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ReFab Diaries: Rachael Sage Refashion

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.

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Apr 13, 2016

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The Times of Chester County: On Stage

Sage is like a modern-day Renaissance woman — singer-songwriter, ballerina, pianist, poet, record label owner, actress, organist, writer and record producer.

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Apr 09, 2016

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The Daily Voice: Exclusive: Rachael Sage Goes “Choreographic” with Ballet Pop

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.

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Apr 07, 2016

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Baeble First Play: Rachael Sage and the Triumph of Dance

"With its baroque strings and off-kilter but memorable percussion, it deliberately evokes a modern dance number fueled by triumph and feminine resilience. "

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Apr 01, 2016

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Broadway World: New Album CHOREOGRAPHIC 5/20

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.

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Apr 01, 2016

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Vintage Vinyl News: Rachael Sage to Release New Album

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.

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Mar 30, 2016

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Windy City Times: Rachael Sage has New Album, Tour

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.

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Mar 17, 2016

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Elmore Magazine: Rachael Sage Tour includes MPress 10th Anniversary Party

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!

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Mar 16, 2016

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The Daily Voice: Musical Notes

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.

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Mar 15, 2016

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Chicago Tribune: Dancer, 11, a poster child for self confidence

"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."

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Mar 14, 2016

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The Daily Voice: Tour Roundup

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.

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Mar 14, 2016

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What’s Goin on Binghamton: Rachel Sage tour kicks off tomorrow at Phelps Mansion

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.

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Mar 10, 2016

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Artist Connection Podcast: Rachael Sage

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!

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Mar 01, 2016

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AntiMusic: Rachael Sage Announces New Album 'Choreographic'

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.

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Feb 29, 2016

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Acclaimed Artist Rachael Sage Announces New Album CHOREOGRAPHIC due May 20

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.

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Feb 25, 2016

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Press & Sun Bulletin: Next on the Signal

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.

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Jan 13, 2016

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Rachael Sage on Turning Gender Bias into Creative Fuel for Audio Production

How Rachael Sage Owns Her Role as Music Producer in the Face of Sexism.

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Dec 29, 2015

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Press & Sun Bulletin: 2015 concerts offered plenty of music to love

•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.”

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Dec 14, 2015

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M Music & Musicians: "Hanukkah in the Village" Feature

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Dec 14, 2015

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Angry Baby: Happy Holidays From Rachael Sage

"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.

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Dec 10, 2015

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PopMatters Video Premiere: RACHAEL SAGE "Hanukkah in the Village"

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.

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Dec 07, 2015

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Latin Times: Hanukkah Songs: 9 Modern Tunes To Celebrate The Festival Of Lights

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Nov 28, 2015

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Americana UK: Dirty Dozen with Rachael Sage

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Nov 20, 2015

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Yahoo! Music Song Premiere: Rachael Sage Debuts Holiday Tune, ‘Hanukkah in the Village

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Nov 18, 2015

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Huffington Post UK: Rachael Sage's Coloring Book

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Oct 01, 2015

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Keyboard Magazine 40th Anniversary Issue
Keyboard Magazine 40th Anniversary Issue

Aug 23, 2015

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The Colorful World of Rachael Sage

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Aug 21, 2015

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Rachael Sage: The Best Piece of Music Career Advice I've Ever Gotten

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Aug 10, 2015

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International Acoustic Music Award
International Acoustic Music Award

Finalist for the 11th Annual IAMAs in categories: Best Female Artist & Open/AOG.

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Jul 08, 2015

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Curve Magazine
Curve Magazine

Video Premiere "Coloring Book"

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Apr 20, 2015

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MOJO
MOJO

"Billy Joel's gotham zing and brashness...spiked with neatly twisted takes on long-relationship dilemmas"

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Apr 02, 2015

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The Daily Rind
The Daily Rind

Label Spotlight: MPress Records

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Mar 01, 2015

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M Music & Musicians
M Music & Musicians

Album Review

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Oct 07, 2014

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BLURT
BLURT

"the Carole King of her generation....Sage is easily the match for any master, either past or present."

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Jun 25, 2014

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Rachael Sage Confirms Summer Festival Appearances In US & UK

Singer Rachael Sage Confirms Summer Festival Appearances In US & UK. Including Seattle PrideFest and UK’s Cornbury Music Festival

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Jun 14, 2014

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GO Mag - 100 Women We Love

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Jun 12, 2014

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Curve Magazine - "New Destination EP" REVIEW

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.

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May 31, 2014

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MPress Buzz - May 2014

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.

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May 06, 2014

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BLURT - "New Destination EP" REVIEW

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.

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Apr 01, 2014

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Lifetime's "Dance Moms" Features A Record Eight Songs By Rachael Sage In Season 4

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.

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Mar 31, 2014

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MPress Buzz - March 2014

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.

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Mar 25, 2014

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"Frost" airs on Lifetime TV's "Dance Moms"

From 2003's "Public Record", "Frost" aired in episode 13, S4 to over 1.9 million viewers.

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Mar 10, 2014

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Rachael Sage Rolling Out New Single & EP With Premiere on American Songwriter

Rachael Sage Rolling Out New Single & EP, Newly Confirmed Tour and Festival Dates for the Spring Including SXSW.

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Mar 05, 2014

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American Songwriter Premieres
American Songwriter Premieres "New Destination"

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Feb 25, 2014

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"Soulstice" airs on Lifetime TV's "Dance Moms"

From 2012's "Haunted By You", "Soulstice" aired in episode 9, S4 to over 2 million viewers.

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Feb 18, 2014

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"Confession" airs on Lifetime TV's "Dance Moms"

From 2012's "Haunted By You", "Confession" aired in episode 8, S4 to over 2 million viewers.

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Feb 11, 2014

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"The Sequin Song" airs on Lifetime TV's "Dance Moms"

From 2012's "Haunted By You", "The Sequin Song" aired in episode 7, S4 to over 2.5 million viewers.

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Feb 04, 2014

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"Performance Art" Airs on Lifetime TV's "Dance Moms"

From 2012's "Haunted By You", "Performance Art" aired in episode 6, S4 to over 2 million viewers.

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Feb 01, 2014

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Music Connection

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Jan 31, 2014

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MPress Buzz - January 2014

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.

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Jan 14, 2014

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"Down My Spine" Airs on Lifetime TV's "Dance Moms"

From 1998's "Smashing the Serene", "Down My Spine" aired in episode 3, S4 to over 2 million viewers.

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Jan 10, 2014

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"Birthday" Hits Top 50 on iTunes Singer Songwriter Chart

Jan 03, 2014

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Lifetime's Dance Moms Features Music By Rachael Sage In Season 4 Premiere

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

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Jan 01, 2014

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"Birthday" Airs on Lifetime TV's Dance Moms

From 2012's "Haunted By You", "Birthday" aired during the Season 4 premiere to over 2.4 million viewers.

Source

Tiina Teal

Marketing & Publicity
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Andrew Keyes

Licensing

Katherine DePaul

US Management

Meredith Tarr

Booking

Jo Hart

UK Management & Radio
Date Title Location Type Info
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