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Rachel Harrington: News

the end of the '08 Euro Tour - July 28, 2008

This week we finish up the two and half months of overseas touring, with a grand finale at the Perth Americana Festival with Allen Toussaint, The Wilders, and Nanci Griffith.

Tracks from the soon to be released City of Refuge will soon be playing at a Starbucks store near you.

Also stay tuned to the website for forthcoming reviews.

The new cd, City of Refuge, officially releases August 18 in the UK and September 30 in the US.

Rock and roll for life!

CITY of REFUGE debuts at # 2 the Euro-Americana Chart !! - July 2, 2008

City of Refuge debuts this month at # 2 on the Euro-Americana Chart, and UK radio is getting the cd as we type.

Overseas touring is going very well and plans already underway for a return trip in April/May 2009.

June Update - June 13, 2008

A quick note from Torquay, England. Have fully adjusted to life on the road and having a terrific time. Looking forward to all the new folks we'll meet as well as the familiar faces.

Three sold-out shows so far and the weather couldn't be nicer.

City of Refuge is being mailed out to donors this week and will be available in the UK in another week or two ... hope you enjoy.

take care, and hope to see you soon,
r

City of Refuge Patrons - May 4, 2008

My sincere thanks to the following folks who donated to the new cd, City of Refuge. Your help is very needed and most appreciated!!!!!!

Executive Producers:
Sandra & Wayne Anderson
David Prescott

City of Refuge Patrons:
Steven Cray
Marie Dodds
Colin Green
Simon Holderness
Mary Lisbeth D'amico
Kelly Rydlund
Dave Thorpe
David Rodgers
Douglas Alvarez
Tony Hickman
Joseph Tonner
Adele Edwards
David Barlow
Robert Bracewell
John Schnabel
Michael Barrett
Heidi Herman
Michelle Harrington
John Stevenson
Craig Steward
Ryan & (the other) Rachel Harrington
Dan Pickard & Beth Young
Ted Polkinghorn
Richard Leach
Steve Whiting
Frazer Gillies
Fergus Gillies
James Davies-Shuck
Kim Mericle
Gary Folkman
Stephen Schneider
Gayle Parsons
Brad Creel
Gary Benny
Apollo Zogas
Andrew Hardy
Chris 'the hat' Thomas
Mike & Jan Hollen @ Hill Country West
Eric Brodeur
Jacob Orfman
Mike Swanberg
Pete Colton
Les Bright
Brian Cousins
Liam Greenbank
Emerson Heald
Karen Kiley
Keith Belcher
Tom Enlow
Jon Bruce
Gary Rejsek
Richard Parkinson
Cathy Morgan
Christina Villiott
Kathryn "Lexi" Kamcheff
Nicole & Matt Brown
Hans York
Don Lorimer
Markus Rill
Alex Farrell
Donald Macdonald
Toby Wood
Craig Redfern
Dietmar Leibecke


THANK YOU so very much for your support!!

http://www.skinnydennis.com/products.html

City of Refuge Update: 4/26/08 - April 26, 2008

Jon Hamar on bass, Mike Grigoni on dobro and pedal steel, Zak Borden
on mandolin - all their parts are done.

And as of last week, we now have Tim O'Brien's fabulous fiddle laid
down on five tracks, as well as him singing back-ups on a couple of
songs.

Tim's work led to us connecting with an engineer in Nashville, David
"Fergie" Ferguson. Fergie has done a lot of wonderful work, including
engineering and mixing two of the Johnny Cash American Recordings cds
with Rick Rubin. As it so happens, Fergie has time in his schedule
and was interested in mixing City of Refuge - so he's gonna do that
May 6 & 7. Then the cd goes to Boulder Colorado, where it'll be
mastered by David Glasser on May 12 (David's work includes over 50
grammy nominated projects).

So it's looking like we'll get the cd back from manufacturing at the
end of May or early June.

I'm in the studio tomorrow, finishing up vocals. And Monday and
Tuesday, Zak, with my very good friend Holly O'Reilly, will be in the
studio to do back-up vocals.

And then, at that point, on one hand my work is done. And on
another, it just begins.

At any rate, that's the update from Lake Wobegone.

~R

TIM O'BRIEN! - March 25, 2008

Tim O'Brien has just been confirmed as a guest musician on the forthcoming cd. He'll be featured on five tracks on City of Refuge! We're tickled pink!

Newsletter Sign Up! - February 28, 2008

February Update - February 14, 2008

Rachel & Zak will be IN THE STUDIO in April to work on Rachel's follow-up album to The Bootlegger's Daughter. The new disc will be titled City of Refuge, and you can pre-order it right now here at the website!
www.skinnydennis.com/products.html
     CITY OF REFUGE
Thank YOU for your support!!

New reviews in from Uncut, The Sun, Rock n Reel, and others ..

Rachel & Zak's second european tour is growing by leaps and bounds. They'll be on the road in May, June, July, and August. Have a look at all the newest dates and keep checkin' back - we've got more coming in every day ... festivals include bill-shares with The Greencards, The Infamous Stringdusters, Rachel Unthank, Martha Scanlan, Martin Simpson, The Wailin' Jennys, and a whole lot more!

Take care, y'all,
~Skinny D

December Update - December 1, 2007

Four star review for The Bootlegger's Daughter in The Irish Times.

Rachel & Zak are now booked to play 2008 festivals with The Greencards, Martha Scanlan, The Infamous Stringdusters, Del McCoury, Dan Tyminski, Marty Stuart, and many others excellent artists.

New European dates being added - stay tuned ....

November Update - November 1, 2007

Zak Borden & I are just back from my first-ever European tour, and it was a BLAST! Read the travelogue and see the pictures at MySpace: myspace.com/rachelharrington

Had such a great time, we're headed back in June.

And this just in: a FOUR STAR review from MOJO, to be published in their December issue. Thank you, Sylvie!

Happy holidays to you and yours! xo, r

August Update too - August 12, 2007

Next week a song from The Bootlegger's Daughter will be featured as song of day on NPR's All Songs Considered's Open Mic.

Also next week, a live in-studio session with Tom May on River City Folk will air nationally in the US.

In the UK, Smart Choice Music has picked up The Bootlegger's Daughter for physical distribution. Expect to see the record in stores there soon.

August Update - August 2, 2007

A new interview with Rachel has been posted here at The 9513:
www.the9513.com/tags/interview Thanks, Brady!

Rachel also got a nice little article for her recent gig in Yachats, Oregon
http://www.newportnewstimes.com/articles/2007/07/13/arts/arts08.txt We love small towns!

The July/August issue of Performing Songwriter has a wonderful review of Rachel's new cd. You can read it here: http://www.performingsongwriter.com/pages/music/index.cfm
And this is new to the web. It's Bob Harris's monthly article in Maverick magazine, the UK's biggest country music magazine: www.bobharris.org/rumour/maverick10.htm
Also in our "Bootlegger's Daughter" google search today we found Rachel's name and cd on a website called HotVideoGirls, but we're pretty sure that's bogus.

Take it easy! And enjoy the sunshine!

~SkinnyD

July Update - July 16, 2007

Review for The Bootlegger's Daughter just published in July/August of Performing Songwriter: "Rachel's voice has just the right combination of temerity and twang." Top 12 DIY Picks!

Rachel and Zak just recorded a session with Tom May for his nationally syndicated radio program River City Folk. Thanks, Tom!! You can see Tom's own music work here: www.tommayfolk.com His session with Rachel and Zak will be broadcast beginning August 20th on these fine stations:

XM Satellite Radio
Channel 15-the Village
“River City Folk” airs 4 times weekly
XM Radio is heard nationally by an estimated 8.5 million subscribers.

Other stations listed play “River City Folk” at least once per week

Alaska

KBRW-FM
1695 Okpik St.
Box 109
Barrow, AK 99723
907-852-6811

KDLG-AM
670 Seward St.
Dillingham, AK 99576
907-842-5281

KHNS-FM
PO Box 1109
Haines, AK 99827
907-766-2020

KOTZ-AM
Kotzebue Broadcasting Inc
Box 78
Kotxebue, AK 99752
907-442-3434

KSKO-AM
Mile 389, Iditarod Trail
PO Box 70
McGrath, AK 99627
907-524-3001

KSDP-AM
PO Box 328
Sand Point, AK 99661
907-383-5737

KTNA-FM
Box 300
Talkeetna, AK 99676
907-733-1700

KIAL-AM
PO Box 181
Unalaska, AK 99685
907-581-1888

KCHU-AM
128 Pioneer Drive
PO Box 467
Valdez, AK 99686
907-835-4665

KSTK-FM
202 St. Michael Street
PO Box 1141
Wrangell, AK 99929
907-874-2345

KXGA-FM(Glenallen)
Terminal Radio Inc
PO Box 467
Valdez, AK 99686

KXKM-FM(McCarthy)
Terminal Radio Inc
PO Box 467
Valdez, AK 99686

Arkansas

KXRJ
Arkansas Tech Universtiy
Wilson Hall, Hwy 7 North
Russellville, Arkansas 72801

KUAR-FM
2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-569-8485

translators in
Monticello, AR
Forest City, AR
Hope, AR
Batesville, AR

Arizona

KAWC-FM
9500 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85366
602-344-7690

Florida

WKGC-FM
5230 West Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
904-769-5241

WXEL-FM
PO Box 6607
West Palm Beach, FL 33404
407-737-8000

WPRK
Rollins College
Dan Seeger
1000 Holt Ave.
Winter Park , Florida
32789

Georgia

WUGA-FM
The Georgia Center for Continuing Education
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-9842

Iowa

KTPR-FM
330 Avenue M
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-955-5877

Idaho

KBSU-FM
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
208-385-3663

Illinois

WDCB-FM
Lambert Road & 22nd St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-942-4200

WEIV-FM
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave. 1521 Buzzard Hall
Charleston, Illinois 61920
Rick Sailors

WEPS-FM
Ken Huske
355 East Chicago St.
Elgin, Illinois 60120

Kentucky

WKYU-FM
Academic Complex
1 Big Red Way
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY 42101
502-745-5489

WKUE-FM Elizabethtown
WKPB-FM Henderson
WDCL-FM Somerset

WNKU-FM
301 Landrum
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099
606-572-6500

Louisiana

KSLU-FM
Tennessee & Sycamore St.
SLU Box 783
University Station
Hammond. LA 70402
504-549-2330

Maryland
WFWM-FM
Rene Atkinson
Frostburg State University
Stangle Bldg
Frostburg, Maryland 21532

Massachusetts

WUMB-FM
University of Massachusetts, Harbor Campus
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
617-287-6900

WBPR
Worcester, MA

WFPB
Falmouth, MA

WOMR 92.1 FM
Cape Cod…
Provincetown, MA
PO Box 975
02657
508-921-WOMR

Missouri

KRCU-FM
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
314-651-5070

KUMR-FM
G-6 Library
University of Missouri
Rolla, MO 65401
314-341-4386

Montana

KEMC-FM
1500 North 30th St.
Billings, MT 59101
406-657-2941

KBMC-FM
Bozeman, Montana

KNMC-FM
Havre, MT

KECC-FM
Miles City, MT

Translators
Big Timber, MT
Big Sky, MT
Chester/Sweet Grass MT
Forsythe, MT
Columbus, MT
Cutbank, MT
Glasgow, MT
Glendive, MT
Hardin, MT
Helena, MT
Lewiston, MT
Livingston, MT
Two River, MT
Red Lodge, MT
Shelby, MT
Cody, WY
Thermopolis, WY
Powell, WY
Worland, WY
Sheridan, WY
Greybull, WY
Buffalo, WY
Lovell, WY
Yellowstone, WY

Nebraska

KIOS-FM
Omaha, NE

KUCV-FM
1800 North 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68503
402-472-3611

KCNE-FM
Chadron, NE

KHNE-FM
Hastings, NE

KLNE-FM
Lexington, NE

KMNE-FM
Bassett, NE

KPNE-FM
North Platte, NE

KRNE-FM
Merriman, NE

KTNE-FM
Alliance, NE

KXNE
Norfolk, NE

New Mexico

KSJE-FM
4601 College Boulevard
Farmington, NM 87402
505-599-0517

New York

WSKG-FM
PO Box 3000
Binghamton, NY 13902
607-729-0100

WSQC-FM
Oneonta, NY

WSQE-FM
Corning, NY

WSQG-FM
Ithaca, NY

WHPC-FM
Nassau Community College
One Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530
516-572-7439

WUOW-FM
SUNY Oneonta, NY
607-436-2468

North Carolina

WGWG-FM
Jeff Powell
106 Emily Lane
Boiling Springs, NC 28017


Ohio

WLHS
6840 Lakota Lane
Liberty Township, OH 45044
513-759-4163

Oregon

Astoria, Oregon
KCPB Radio (Warrenton)
90.9 FM
(Oregon Coast)
3-4 PM Saturdays

Pennsylvania

WCHE-FM
105 W. Gay St.
Westchester, PA 19380
Ron Johnson

WMCE
Mercyhurst College/Baldwin Hall
501 East 38th St.
Erie , PA 16546

South Dakota

KESD-FM
Telecommunications Center
PO Box 5000
Vermillion, SD 57069
605-677-5861

KCSD-FM
Sioux Falls, SD

KDSD-FM
Pierpont, SD

KESD-FM
Brookings, SD

KPSD-FM
Faith, SD

KQSD-FM
Lowry, SD

KTSD-FM
Reliance, SD

KZSD-FM
Martin, SD

Tennessee

WAPX-FM
Austin Peay State University
681 Summer St. Shafteen Bldg.
Clarksville, TN 37040

WEVL-FM
Brian Craig
518 South Main St.
Memphis, Tennessee 38103

WKTS-FM
Nancy Beth Gerberding
410 N. Kentucky St.
Kingston, Tennessee 37763

Texas

KACU, Abilene

KSHU-Sam Houston Universtiy
Communications Bldg
RM 123
Huntsville, TX 77340
Russell Fielder

Utah

KUSU-FM
Utah Public Radio
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322
801-797-3138

translators
Randolf-Woodward
Delta
Cedar City
St. George
Vernal
Tabiona
Brigham City
Soda Springs
Provo
Bear Lake
Parowan
Teasdale
Zion National Park
Grace, Idaho
Duchesne
Hanksville
Milford
Nephi
Richfield
Panguitch

Virginia

WHRV-FM
5200 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 235508
804-889-9400

WVRU
Ashley Claud
PO box 6973
Radford, VA 24142

Washington

KSVR
Skagit Valley College
2405 East College Way
Mt. Vernon, Washington
98273
Joseph McGuire
360-416-7711

Wisconsin

WBSD
Tom Tyler
400 McCanna Parkway
Burlington, Wisconsin 53105

June Update too - June 4, 2007

The Bootlegger's Daughter just hit #36 on the Americana Music Association's radio chart. Thank you, DJs!!!!
xo, r

June 1 update - June 1, 2007

This just in:

TOP ARTISTS OF MAY 2007
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12647 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. Bob Dylan
2. Uncle Earl
3. Richard Shindell
4. Joel Mabus
5. Jimmy Lafave
6. Lucy Kaplansky
7. Laura Love
8. Pete Seeger
9. Devon Sproule
10. Susan Werner
11. Alison Krauss
12. Crooked Still
13. Work O' The Weavers
14. John McCutcheon
15. John Gorka
16. Richard Thompson
17. Mary Chapin Carpenter
18. Anais Mitchell
19. Fairport Convention
20. Jud Caswell
21. David Bromberg
22. The Duhks
23. Scott And Michelle Dalziel
24. Greg Brown
25. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
26. Nanci Griffith
27. Neil Young
28. Rachel Harrington
29. Buddy Mondlock
30. Iris DeMent

May Update three - May 15, 2007

Came in at # 43 on the AMA chart this week.

Planning west coast tour for late June and a UK tour for October!

May Update too - May 9, 2007

# 50 and still climbing on the AMA Chart.

Reviews forthcoming in Maverick, Performing Songwriter, and Crossroads.

The Seattle CD Release party KICKED ASS! We had a blast!! : )))

May Update - May 1, 2007

# 55 and still climbing on the AMA chart. And The Bootlegger's Daughter was in the Top Five sellers on Miles of Music last week!

Thanks so much to all the DJs and MDs!!

April Update - April 14, 2007

We're #115 and climbing now on the AMA chart. And The Bootlegger's Daughter was among the top 5 most added records on AMA radio this week!

Also a shining review in from the nice folks at Miles of Music. Not only is it a cracker (thank you, Jeff!), the cd is featured on the MoM homepage.

April Update - April 4, 2007

This month's Euro-Americana Chart:

1
Rachel Harrington
The Bootlegger's Daughter
Skinnydennis

2
Patty Griffin
Children Running Through
ATO

3
Hayward Williams
Another Sailor's Dream
Machine

4
Uncle Earl
Waterloo, Tennessee
Rounder

5
Lucinda Williams
West
Lost Highway

Our sincere thanks to all of the Euro-Americana DJs who helped push! You know who you are ~ xo

March Update - March 30, 2007

Great new reivew from Home of Rock - thanks Frank!

The Bootlegger's Daughter has entered the Americana Music Association Chart due to a few early plays on US radio. Thanks in part to:
Troy Tyree @ WOMP, I=in Mass.
Drew Dundon @ KMTT, Seattle
Roy Kasten @ KDHX, St. Louis
Don Slack @ KEXP, Seattle
Joe Ed Dick @ KFJC in Cali
Tom Funk @ KGLP, Gallup, NM
Bob Weiser @ WBRS, Waltham, MA
Arthur Dean @ WCNI, New London, CT
Kevin Elliott @ WEFT, Champaign
Anton Peters @ WFDU, Teaneck, NJ
Ed Lehmann @ WMNF, Tampa, FL
Mel DeYoung @ WPSU, University Park, PA
Taylor Caffery @ WRKF, Baton Rouge, LA
Michael Alzo @ WSLU, Canton, NY
Ed McKeon @ WWUH, Hartford, CT

March Update - March 22, 2007

The Bootlegger's Daughter just debuted at #15 on the Freeform American Roots Chart.

Live in-studios scheduled for April/May at KMTT, KBCS, and others ...

Great review from Americana UK came in this week as well...

March Update - March 6, 2007

The Bootlegger's Daughter just debuted at #3 on the Euro-Americana Chart. And Bob Harris of BBC radio has taken a special liking to it: www.bobharris.org Thanks, Bob!

Currently getting airplay in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and Germany, with an in-print review forthcoming in Maverick. Also airplay on KMTT, The Mountain, in Seattle.

CD will be added to US radio April 9th. Jenni Finlay Promotions is working her magic : ) www.jennifinlaypromotions.com Keep your ears peeled!

Rachel and Zak opened three shows for Todd Snider in late Feb/early March at the Aladdin Theater in Portland and at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle. Great crowds, and folks were excited to pick up advance copies of Rachel's new cd!

February Update - February 14, 2007

Oh thank the good lord, the cd is finally here! And pre-orders have been mailed out. Now for press and radio ... Official release date is May 1, 2007. CD RELEASE in SEATTLE is May 5, at the Tractor Tavern, early show at 6:30pm with Amelia White opening! C'mon down and help us celebrate!!!

January Update - January 1, 2007

Rachel just got booked to open two Todd Snider shows in Seattle and one in Portland in late February!

Her debut cd is at the manufacturer's and pre-orders will be mailed out mid-February. More news on the cd soon ....
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