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Rachel Harrington: News

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 ....

October Update - October 10, 2006

Mastering the new cd this month. Pre-order copies wil be sent out before too long and we're looking at an official release date in early 2007.

Rachel opened for Fred Eaglesmith to a packed house at the Tractor Tavern on October 7th. Fred gave Rachel and her boys huge kudos for their version of Ode to Billy Joe, the Bobby Gentry classic!

September Update - September 1, 2006

Opening for Fred Eaglesmith October 7 at the Tractor Tavern!

August Update - August 1, 2006

Mixing the new cd this month ...

June Update - June 27, 2006

Rachel has been selected to perform an official showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in July. Performers at this year's festival include: Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, Tracy Grammer, Winterpills and many others!

Guy Clark shows - May 9, 2006

I just couldn't be happier about how the two Guy Clark opening slots went and about the very warm reception we got from the crowds at both shows. It was the best! Having the opportunity to hang out with Guy backstage and get all his advice about my upcoming cd, what to do, what not to do; hear his Townes stories and about how he makes guitars ... Well, it was enough to make a girl misty when he left, walking down the stairs from the dressing room, tilting his hat with a little nod as he said "Goodbye Rach." Quite a ride to remember! : )

Live Radio Performances - April 26, 2006

Much thanks to KUOW and KBCS for hosting us live on air! KUOW is archived      here, and KBCS will be posted soon.

Songwriter award - April 1, 2006

Rachel just got an honorable mention in the WCS International Song Contest.

February 25, 2006

note to self: met guy clark today : )

Feb/March Update - February 23, 2006

All goes well in the studio. Most of the tracks are laid down.

Thanks to the many folks who've pre-ordered and donated - a huge help!! If you haven't yet, there's still time to and it's very much appreciated!

Did you notice that I'll be opening for Guy Clark here pretty soon. Y'all better come out for that one - if just to see the smile on face : )


Studio update - January 2, 2006

Danny Barnes just laid down the most kick-ass banjo part for my song, Blow. Dude, he SO rocks!! He's the Keith Richards of banjo ...

December News - December 5, 2005

Rachel will be in the studio recording her debut full-length CD with engineer, co-producer and two-time Grammy winner Garey Shelton (Danny Barnes) in December, January, and February. You'll be amazed when you see the list of backing musicians for the record!

We'll be taking CD pre-orders shortly.

Opening for nationally touring artist Cliff Eberhardt November 19th, 7:30pm
Guild Hall
Bainbridge Island, WA

Tractor Tavern
December 13th
with The Shiftless Rounders

For more details

October News - October 25, 2005

Rockrgrl Music Conference showcase: EMP, Seattle, Nov 11, 9:30pm.

Also performing: Erin McKeown, Amy Rigby, Alice Stuart, Kim Virant, Rosie Flores, and more.

August Update - August 16, 2005

Second place winner of the 2005 Gig Harbor Folk Festival Songwriter's Competition. Performing on the main stage with Lucy Kaplansky, David Lindley, Cliff Eberhardt, Tracy Grammer, and David Wilcox.

August News - August 1, 2005

Opening for Steve Azar at the Triple Door in Seattle. Steve had a #2 hit on the country charts in 2001 and is making a return to his gritty, barebones roots - a show not to miss!
NW Pickathon coming up on the 13th - this is the Northwest's premier Americana festival. Sharing the stage with The Be Good Tanyas, Jolie Holland, Po' Girl, Danny Barnes, Tracy Grammer, and many others!

July News - July 1, 2005

Opening for Eliza Gilkyson at the Tractor in Seattle on July 12, and then on August 2, opening there for The Believers!

(I'm just back from my first visit to the Kate Wolf Memorial Folk Festival. Spent the three-day weekend camping, listening to great music, and meeting some wonderful new folks. If you've never been, you should go next year - it was totally amazing!

May News - May 4, 2005

Opening for Jim Lauderdale on May 19 at the Sunset in Ballard.

February News - February 1, 2005

Working on the new website . . . in progress.

Halloween Leaves spent 13 weeks on the Americana chart (AMA) in the US in 2004!!

And Rachel got a very favorable mention in the recent Rolling Stone (Germany) for her work on Markus Rill's newest CD. Check out the review page . . .

December News - December 1, 2004

Touring in Europe . . .

September News - September 1, 2004

Rachel's been booked on her first European tour ever. She'll be playing the prestigious Hillbilly Guesthouse festival in Neusuedende/Germany on October 23. In November she'll be playing select solo and duo dates, and in December she'll play a short tour of Germany culminating in a big country-rockin' New Year's eve bash on the island of Usedom.

Archived News - August 1, 2004

::august 2004:: Lots of new shows being added for both August and September before Rachel returns to Europe for the fall. She plans to be back in the great northwest in January. Stay tuned for details. Halloween Leaves is now available at Tower Records, at Sonic Boom Records, and at Easy Street Records!

Much thanks to Chad Hinman for the invitation to play the Tractor. What a great time we all had!! And thanks to everyone who came out to see the show!

::july 2004:: Rachel is currently in Europe. Several new shows have been scheduled in the northwest for late summer, including a performance at the legendary Tractor Tavern on Thursday, July 29 with fellow alt-country artists Chad Hinman <> and the Kitchen Syncopators <> . Hope to see you there!

::june 2004:: Three great new reviews from Texas Troubadours, Rootstown, and Thank you!!

::march 2004:: Halloween Leaves is receiving airplay at radio stations in Belgium, Germany and the US. Special thanks to Ray Pieters, Gerd Stassen, and Dan Herman.

Click here to vote for Rachel as often as once per day from February 27 through March 26 for Rachel to receive a "Gem of the Week" spotlight for new artists on Radio Crystal Blue!

::february 2004:: Two outstanding reviews of Halloween Leaves on the media page from Ronald Vos at Ron's Alt Country and from Benny Metten at Ctrl.Alt.Country - Thank you both! Rachel provided backup vocals on a record released this month from Clay Bartlett <> called "Fixin' to Break Down." Read more about this upstart here. Rachel has been accepted as a Performing Member of the esteemed women's independent music collective Indiegrrl

::january 2004:: Rachel's short story, "Emptyroom," will be published in the Fall, 2004 issue of the Raven Chronicles, which will be available at independent book sellers in the northwest, or you can order it online at

::december 2003:: officially launches.

::november 2003:: 4 song demo completed. The self produced CD includes "My Morphine" by Gillian Welch, "Hickory Wind" by Gram Parsons, Rachel's own "Halloween Leaves" and Otis Redding classic "That's How Strong My Love Is."
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