"Harrington has tapped into the authentic vibe and style of a bygone era, favorably measuring up to Gillian Welch's best work"
Jeff Weiss - Miles of Music (Sep 27, 2008)
"... what popular music at the beginning of the last century must've sounded like - when it wasn't folk music anymore but before mass production and electrification became viable, back when jazz music was still a toddler. Once you've gotten used to this, sound there's a lot of worthy stuff to be found in Harrington's music: tremendously sad blues-themes, a beautiful singing voice, ..."
Gaesteliste (Germany) (Aug 29, 2008)
McLean's Country Playlist
Friday 15 August 2008
Gene Autry - Do Right Daddy
Pete Molinari - One Stolen Moment
Merle Haggard - If I Could Only Fly
Blaze Foley - Clay Pigeons
Live At The Austin Outhouse
Emmylou Harris - Gold
Rachel Harrington - Karen Kane
Rachel Harrington - Ode To Billy Joe
Rachel Harrington - Carver
Conor Oberst - Sausalito
Conor Oberst - I Dont Want To Die In the Hospital
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"City of Refuge, Rachel Harrington's second major CD release in less than two years, is another outstanding production and a perfect sequel to Bootlegger's Daughter. The choice of songs, the compositions, the engineering and even the packaging of the CD is good as it gets. But the real magic begins when Rachel sings! This CD will definitely be on my small list of top selections for 2008!"
Dennis Brunnenmeyer, KVMR-FM Radio, Nevada City, CA
for City of Refuge - DJ Reviews (Aug 26, 2008)
Some recent press from Euro touring, 2008 (Jul 5, 2008)
"Ik wil het nog één keer herhalen: nu het repertoire van Rachel Harrington nog te overzien is, kunt u maar beter op de kar springen, want deze dame wordt, of is, verschrikkelijk groot!"
MAZZMUSIKAS FREE-ZINE (Oct 17, 2008)
FOUR STARS! "like tuning into some obscure backwoods American radio station from sepia-tinted days of yore"
Joe Breen - Irish Times (Nov 30, 2007)
"just the right combination of temerity and twang .. leaving enough space for listeners to want more from this Bootlegger's still."
Mare Wakefield - Performing Songwriter (Jul 1, 2007)
* #9, John Sincock - DJ, KBCS
* #1, Francois Braeken - music critic, RootsVille
* #5, Nico Druijf, Euro-Americana DJ
* Top 30 Best Seller for 2007, Miles of Music
* #31 Best of 2007, No Depression readers poll
* Best releases of 2007, Tom Funk, DJ, KGLP
* #73 - US folk radio in 2007, based on 162420 airplays from 197 different DJs
* #2 Best Debut of 2007: Third Coast Music
* Top 10 of '07, FolkRoots (CBC)
TOP RELEASES of 2007 LISTS (Jan 1, 2008)
"Harrington most favorably represents a new generation of singer-songwriters ... carefully crafted songs ... a tasty mix ... an assured voice ... songwriting that truly shines!"
R. Warr - Sing Out! (Sep 1, 2007)