Rachael Sage
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Rachael Sage

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1995 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1995
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter





"Rachael Sage is an artist who truly commands respect...she has forged a successful career in a completely tempestuous and unpredictable industry...her accompanying band, the Sequins, are extremely tight and professional (and she has) a self-assuredness on stage that only comes from years of being on the road and pounding the pavement." - Music Connection Magazine

“velvety vocals, and expertly written lyrics...a real triumph.” - Headliner Magazine

"'a story teller who has never shied away from honesty and you can’t help but want to join her for the journey." - Innocent Words

"One of music's most inimitable iconoclasts..." - BlackBook

“a beautiful artistic sensibility…storytelling skill and emotional delivery that only someone as talented as Sage can provide." - PopMatters

"pretty, powerful numbers…The ex-ballerina has terrific chops and topical lyrics” - AXS

“inspiring...a provocative political statement.” - Splice Magazine

“fresh, catchy, and energizing…simply breathtaking” - Hunnypot

"Theatrical, expressive and blessed with perfect comedic timing, Sage is the kind of performer you can’t take your eyes off.” - Stereo Embers

"the Carole King of her generation" – Blurt Magazine

"Rachael Sage has an inimitable personal style... a performance as distinctive as it was entertaining." – Washington Post

"(Sage) plays piano with a Bruce Hornsby touch as she rolls out tune after fetching tune" – MOJO (UK)

"Sage has an innate ability to engage the audience with her enchanting piano playing and powerful vocals that covers a wide dynamic range.” – M Music & Musicians Magazine

"a warm, slightly off-kilter charm that won the trust of the room" – No Depression

"an ideal example of pure pop perfection..." – Elmore Magazine

"Rachael Sage is a marvelous young artist- and I am a fan!!...A great gift...of incredible talent and beauty." – Judy Collins

“She writes a fantastic hook…She very much reminded me of Dylan in the way she approaches her work.” -- Phil Ramone, Producer

"Genuine talent... Sage has a knack for writing melodies that will break your heart without making you feel manipulated in the process... Where there's poignancy there's also subtlety, unforced passion and knowing observation" -- RollingStone.com

"rich vocals, sparkling piano and yearning poetry" -- Time Out New York

"lovely and literate... folk-pop-rock, socially aware and eclectic" -- The Village Voice

"Sage is a true Renaissance gal, with humor and sensual vocals... You always know you'll get something good" -- Curve Magazine - The critics rave about Rachael Sage


The Other Side (2023)
Character (2020)
PseudoMyopia (2019)
Myopia (2018)
Joy! EP (2018)
The Tide EP (2017)
Choreographic (2016)
Blue Roses (2014)
New Destination EP (2014)
Haunted By You (2012)
Delancey Street (2010)
Chandelier (2008)
The Blistering Sun (2006)
Ballads & Burlesque (2004)
Public Record (2003)
Illusion's Carnival (2002)
Painting Of A Painting (2001)
Smashing The Serene (1998)
Morbid Romantic (1996)



"Rachael Sage is a marvelous young artist- and I am a fan!! [Her album] has a beauty that shines through her lyrics and melodies-- poignant, tender and tough. These are stories from the heart that will lift you up and carry you to places you had never dreamed." - Judy Collins

Since founding her own label MPress Records two decades ago, NYC-based alt-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums with poetic lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. She has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Ani DiFranco, Beth Hart, Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins and Howard Jones. Sage also continues to significantly grow her visibility via her many song placements, including 22 songs on top reality show Dance Moms, translating into over 10 million YouTube hits. Her latest single and video, “Blue Sky Days”, was originally composed as a meditation on gratitude in the midst of her own recent cancer recovery, but has taken on new resonance during Covid-19. Sage’s new album “Character” is an inspirational tribute to survivorship. The collection reflects on such concepts as identity, compassion, authenticity, optimism, and mindfulness. As Sage confesses, “I don’t think I understood the full meaning of the word ‘character’ until I was suddenly required to redefine my own…if there is a silver lining in all of this, it’s that I have a much deeper relationship to gratitude.”

"One of music's most inimitable iconoclasts." — BlackBook

"Her keen, ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter" — Billboard

For more information, visit rachaelsage.com.


For her complete tour calendar and archive of past shows, visit rachaelsage.com/shows.


For information on Rachael's work with her band The Sequins, visit her full-band EPK: http://www.sonicbids.com/rachaelsageandthesequins


To view Rachael's videos -- including the music videos for "Try Try Try", "Alive", "I Don't Believe It", "Helpless" (with Judy Collins), and others -- please visit:


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