Photo by Cheryl Nichols Photography

“Her music is a combo of folk, rock and blues. She has a voice to compel you to close your eyes and just breathe in the tunes, feel the melody and, if daring enough, sing along or enjoy in silence. The music allows you to relax and take a few moments for yourself. It is music that can play in the background while you and your friends or loved ones play a game of scrabble, sit in front of the cozy fire with a glass of your favorite vino or enjoy a long country ride (by bike, car or horse). It has enough pep to make your most grueling workout better or to encapsulate your day.

Rachel’s songs are about her life. Over the last year, the fog around her has lifted. She has emerged from her emotional coma brought on by the death of her dog, her father, maternal grandmother and paternal grandmother in 2009. 12 hours after her dog past away, her father passed away on January 17, 2009; several months later her grandmothers died within two months of each other. 2009 was suppose to be about beginnings, given Rachel had just graduated from college. Instead it was marred by tragedy, a tragedy that has made her stronger, her musical vision stronger, helped define her existence and fueled this new adventure.

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