Rachel Sedacca

Rachel Sedacca

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

1st Place Winner May/June American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest "...a country voice, the emotions of a blues player, and a knack for writing songs that tell stories..." (Sasa Tex - Musicshopper) "Groovy, Cool and Clutch..." (Bill Locey - Ventura County Star)

Biography

Rachel has built a diverse repertoire of favorites and americana flavored originals. Inspired by the jack of all trades style of Bonnie Raitt, Rachel also points to the years of Grateful Dead shows steeping her in an eclectic musical tea.

Rachel has now booked, managed and performed several regional tours as a solo act, earning her crucial experience in the business of music, promotion and logistics of a working music career. Her internet presence led to a two week tour of Japan in 2003. For a crowd of over 2,500 people, Rachel performed for the annual charity walk-a-thon at the amazing Nagoya Castle park and as headline act at the Country Jamboree in the mountains of Gifu, north of Nagoya.

Rachel's "Young & Beautiful" national tour took her over 5,600 miles around the wild west in the spring of 2006. Behind the wheel of her 35 foot, 1971 GMC schoolbus named "Patience", Rachel's 23 date, 11 state, 7 week tour was the long awaited achievement of one very determined artist. Rachel is excited to be currently working on her 2nd full production studio album "Patience Pays" for release in the March of '08.

Currently booking the "Patience Pays" NW fall tour with her brand new sophomore release, Rachel Sedacca is undeniably a good time guaranteed for all types of audiences and an artist to watch.

Lyrics

Lucky Like Me

Written By: Rachel Sedacca

You called me lucky the other day, to live this life I live.
Don't you know, baby I had to sacrifice, and give all that I had to give.
Things don't come easy, darlin' they don't come free.
But you can be lucky like me, lucky like me, you can be lucky like me.

I've made some friendships to last all my life.
I know someday I'll make a good wife.
I know there's one thing that I'll guarantee, I'll make him lucky like me.
Lucky like me, I'll make him lucky like me.

I can move mountains if I only try,
Spread my wings and take flight like the butterfly.
I've put seeds in the ground, now I'm watching them grow.
Now I'm gonna reap what I've sown, and be lucky like me, I can be lucky like me.
Lucky like me, hey, I can be lucky like me.

Valentine

Written By: Rachel Sedacca

I met a young Boston boy, he was about my age.
He said I'm writing the book of my life, and you're the next page. I'm young, strong and able, I can put the food on the table.
Lover, won't you be my wife?

Cause I spent too many years out on the road, rollin' over the bumps and cracks without a hand to hold.
Now that I've found you, I'm gonna make a brand new start. I'm tellin you baby, I don't ever wanna part.

Well I said "Baby, I just don't believe my eyes. Don't you know that I've been looking for you all this time? I thought that you were like a diamond in the sand and I'd be a happy woman, if you'd just be my man."

Cause I spent too many years out on the road, rollin' over the bumps and cracks without a hand to hold.
Now that I've found you, I'm gonna make a brand new start. I'm tellin you baby, I don't ever wanna part.

So we wrote it in our book of days and photos on the wall. Now we're looking back at the times when the children were still small. Take a walk in the woods with me, February's fine. Tell me darlin' won't you be my valentine?

Cause we spent too many years out on the road, rollin' over the bumps and cracks without a hand to hold.
Thirty years ago we made a promise of the heart.
I can tell now baby, we ain't ever gonna part.
Hmm, hmm, hmmm.....

Days of '49

Written By: Rachel Sedacca

This is a story of Patrick Swain, a farmer boy from the east.
He heard the word about a big golden pie and was looking for his piece.
Left his wife and his baby girl, he said, “I’ll come back someday,
I met a friend with a word to lend he said a wagon train’s going that way.

Well the wheels went around on the cold muddy ground; it was a long and rugged road.
There was a hopeful man from every place in the land, searching for that mother lode.
Many got sick with a shovel and pick, marking their final rest.
Fightin’ the cold, young men got old on the wagon trains out west.

In the Days of ’49, the Days of ’49, the Days of ‘49
Lookin’ for that gold to find. Workin’ in a dusty mine.

Patrick’s wagon pulled in they cracked a bottle of gin, the vision within their grasp.
Little did they know their little town would grow, big dreams of gold wouldn’t last.
Forty thousand men had arrived by then, crowded by the river at dawn.
With a flash in the pan of every man, some inspiration for keepin’ on.

As the summer set in, Patrick’s spirit grew thin, the river was cloudy and cold.
End of the pan, here came the businessman with machinery for minin’ gold.
Come work for me cause as you can see, you’ll never do it on your own.
Your pan and pick just don’t do the trick, I’m gonna blast right through that stone.

In the Days of ’49, the Days of ’49, the Days of ‘49
Lookin’ for that gold to find. Workin’ in a dusty mine.

Now Patrick and his company, gave in to the hunger and pain.
Workin’ like slaves many dug their own graves in the chilly, mountain rains.
In the dim saloon light, on a cold winter night he wrote a letter from his heart.
My darlin’ dear, I just can’t make it here, this illusion has fallen apart.

Finally spring blessed the mountain again, pointin’ wagons to the eastern shores.
Patrick Swain was on that train, with nothing that he came there for.
Now he’s found in a New England town turnin’ gray and growin’ old.
Tellin’ his stories of the big rock quarries and his days of minin’ for gold.

In the Days of ’49, the Days of ’49, the Days of ‘49
Lookin’ for that gold to find. Workin’ in a dusty mine.

Your Best Friend

Written By: Rachel Sedacca


I'd always keep up hope when I'd think about you.
No matter all the trouble you've been in.
Wishin' you the one thing that would make you stay gold,
Love always and forever your best friend.

One of the few to really know me all my life.
There's Momma, our big bro and you for me.
No matter what the distance always close at heart,
When It's dark yoyu light the way so I can see.

But you could always have it all.
Brother I'll be there if you should fall.
Love always and forever your best friend.

At last the years caught in the mix can fade away.
You build yourself a home with a loving wife.
Your gamble now's gettin everything you wanted.
A learnin, lovin' growing kinda life.

But you could always have it all.
Brother I'll be there if you should fall.
Love always and forever your best friend.

So I wish the both of you some patience.
You know you're gonna need it eveyday.
Choose your battles when it comes to all the details.
Let laughter and compassion pave the way!

But you could always have it all.
Brother I'll be there if you should fall.
Love always and forever your best friend.

Discography

"Lucky Like Me" 2001 Independent, debut CD release. Available at cdbaby.com, itunes

Oasis Country Compilation CD 2002

Rise Music Compilation 2004

"Remember" La Conchita Compilation 2005
Streaming tracks at www.rachelsedacca.com/music

"Date Street Sessions" 2006

"Patience Pays" 2008
Available at cdbaby.com, itunes

Set List

Typically do 2 or 3 45 minute sets. Prepared to play up to a 4 hour performance. An eclectic mix of originals, and familiar favorites. Covering songs of Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Jimi Hendrix, Alison Krause, Dolly Parton, Paul Simon, Gillian Welch and others. Covers are always a bit more obscure and the sets are mixed up in style, tempo and key to add and keep interest. The music fits so many different musical tastes making Rachel a great fit for a wide variety of venues and audiences.

Wind Cries Mary - Hendrix
The Lucky One - Alison Krause
Come to Me - Bonnie Raitt
Love Me Like a Man - Chris Smither
Franklin's Tower - Grateful Dead
Jolene - Dolly Parton
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome - Dylan
Watershed - Indigo Girls
Tear my Stillhouse down - Gillian Welch
Chief - Patty Griffin
I'm Alright - Phil Vassar
West LA Fadeaway - Grateful Dead
Thrill is Gone - BB King
Pancho & Lefty - Townes Van Zandt
Southern Cross - CSN&Y
Jambalaya- Hank Williams
Killin' the Blues - Ro