Rachael Sage Confirms 10th Studio Album for May, Sets Concerts at Joe's Pub in NY and at Hotel Café in LA to Celebrate Release
Lincoln Center 'Meet The Artist' Appearance and First Art Show in a Decade are Confirmed for May as Well
Indie singer/songwriter/producer Rachael Sage has confirmed the May 2012 release of her tenth studio album, 'Haunted By You.' All songs on the new CD were written on a 1966 Martin acoustic, marking the first time Sage has ever composed an album on guitar. Upcoming tour highlights include a Hotel Café pre-release CD celebration on March 31st in Los Angeles, Joe's Pub CD launch concert on May 19th in New York City, and Lincoln Center's 'Meet The Artist' series, with Dave Eggar, on May 5th and 10th in New York. In addition, Think Coffee will present Sage's first art show in a decade, at their Bowery & Bleecker location, from May 6-June 3rd.
Sat, Mar 31 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Café, 1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (323) 461-2040 8:00 pm Tickets: $10.00
Sat, May 19 New York, NY Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (212) 967-7555 9:30 pm $20 Ticket price includes a copy of Sage's New CD
Whereas Sage's ninth CD, 2009's critically acclaimed 'Delancey Street,' saw her writing from the perspective of a gypsy looking to establish a home after a decade on the road, the upcoming 'Haunted By You' is a raw, visceral reflection of the messy side of love, as experienced by Sage in recent years. A sense of vulnerability and loneliness infuses the album, as does the freedom to try new things and make mistakes along the way (reinforced by Sage's choice to compose on her Martin guitar...a gift from her ex).
HAUNTED BY YOU is the highly-anticipated 10th album from 3-time Independent Music Award winner and 5-time OUTMusic Award Winner Rachael Sage, and is a song cycle about passion. Guests include folk icon Dar Williams and actor Joshua Leonard (Blair Witch Project) on harmonies, guitarist Jack Petruzzelli (Patti Smith Band), cellist Dave Eggar (Coldplay, Evanescence), and Counting Crows member David Immergluck on mandolin. Mixed by Grammy® Winner Kevin Killen (U2, Elvis Costello), HAUNTED BY YOU merges the classic pop sensibilities of Carole King with the sweeping dynamics of Rufus Wainwright.
For Sage, who is also a poet, actor and visual artist as well as a longtime record label owner (she founded MPress Records in 1996), music has always been her primary form of self- expression. By the age of three she had taught herself to play the piano, and by her teens, she'd won the ASCAP Pop Songwriting Contest. Upon hearing Sage's winning entry, legendary producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex) told her she was extremely talented" and offered to produce her demo. While her parents pressed her to go to Stanford University instead, it was an encouraging moment that gave her the confidence to self- produce her first record, Morbid Romantic."
Sage, who has collaborated with Phil Ramone and shared stages with Judy Collins, Marc Cohn, The Animals, Shawn Colvin and Sarah McLachlan, has had a prolific career both as a musician and entrepreneur. This year Sage produced the fourth volume of MPress' annual charity compilation series, New Arrivals," benefiting homeless youth, while her label had its first Billboard charting and Grammy® nominated releases.