Rachel Vogt
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Rachel Vogt

Schenectady, New York, United States | INDIE

Schenectady, New York, United States | INDIE
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"Artist of the Week on CRUMBS.net"

11/01/07 When we talk about the Albany scene we don’t often mention bands that make it out of the area. We just may have the next big artist. This week on CRUMBS Café we are featuring an artist who is just a couple of mere steps away from making it big. We first met up with Rachel Vogt at the Dreamspun conference back in the spring when she was just laying down her tracks. Since then she has been working vigorously on her new venture with one of the area’s best producers, Don Ferro. Both Don and Jim Holshue form Dreamspun Recording Group are lining her up for national success and a chance to have a future with a national record company. This up coming weekend she is starting her promotional campaign by headlining at the new GE Theatre at Proctors.

This is a rare opportunity for this young artist and one that we all should support her on. The reason why I say this is because I believe that the local artists in the area need all the help they can get to become successful. And if someone does make it to the national level then others will have a path to follow. Remember all of the support we gave to Sirsy when they were competing for the Lollapalooza seat? They made it all the way to Chicago with our support and are still playing gigs out there. My point is that bands and artists in this area cannot make it on their own; they need a shove for all of us. Alright, I’ll get off my soap box. Check out Rachel Vogt on this episode of CRUMBS Café and support the local music scene.

- Mike Guzzo and Bill Booker


"Albany Times Union thoughts on Rachel"

Rachel Vogt's new debut CD is appropriately titled "On My Way." With veteran producer Don Ferro at the helm, 20-year-old Vogt impresses with a solid, versatile voice as she tackles 10 tunes that stretch from big adult-pop ballads ("Guilty as Charged") to hip-shakin' dance-floor R&B ("Everything Is Changing"). The phrase "On My Way" also applies to the DreamSpun Recording Group, the new Schenectady-based label that's releasing Vogt's CD. Vogt celebrates her debut with a party and concert at the GE Theatre at Proctors at 7 p.m. Sunday. - Greg Haymes, The Times Union


"Rachel Vogt Live"

Rachel Vogt is on her way to stardom by way of hard work and loads of talent. She’s not selling herself through “American Idol” claptrap; she’s doing it with blood, sweat and tears and the help of a hand-picked back-up band that includes inspired R&B/jazz saxophonist George Kurtz, guitarist Mike Tremante, drummer Mark Hollis, bassist Carl West and super pianist Azzaam Hameed (better known regionally as Saratoga jazz singer Judy Wyle’s steady musical partner).
In addition, Vogt’s gorgeous voice – which falls somewhere between the pop stylings of Mariah Carey and the blues-soul power of Joan Osborne – is nestled between two superlative back up singers Tomika McDougald and Danielle Vitullo.
Vogt’s live repertoire is drawn from a wide range of classic nuggets that go back to the 1930’s with Fats Waller’s “I’m Gonna Sit Down Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” through the 1970’s with Tavares’ “Heaven Must be Missing An Angel,” and into today with her own originals that have a timeless quality.
Her debut album, “On My Way” on DreamSpun Recordings, is a fine introduction of what she is capable of as a songwriter, but seeing her perform in front of an audience is the real proof of her talent. Last Saturday at the Van Dyck in front of a sold-out house, Rachel Vogt delivered the goods with a powerful vocal delivery on ballads, jazzy tunes, rocking numbers and funky R&B.
Review and photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk
- Nippertown.com


Discography

Album "On My Way" was released on November 11th, 2007 including the single "The Way I Love Him" which has been played on stations in the Capital Region of NY such as 88.3, 103.1, 97.9, and 94.1.

Some of Rachel's tracks may be streamed at her website www.RachelVogt.com

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Rachel Vogt's highly personal fusion of Pop with R&B and Smooth Jazz gives her a great platform from which her incredibly talented 7 piece concert band can perform their magic.
Bass, keyboards drums, sax and guitar creates a complete and powerful quintet that is able to weave itself with the traditional forms of improvisation of great standards to today’s more progressive pop/jazz/R&B. Add her two outstanding background vocalist, Tomeka and Danielle , and you have a musical concert of the highest quality.

Rachel is an extremely mature 22 year old, whose lyrical content and singing ability are far ahead of her years. Her innate sense of classy elegance attracts all forms of audiences to her immediately. She is able to relate to younger audiences with her vocal content including love found and lost, as well as adults who adore her classy style and intimate interpretations of the great standards.

Rachel has spent the last year in the recording studio creating her debut album entitled "On My Way." Her music has been played on numerous radio stations in the New York including 103.1, 94.1, 97.9, and 88.3 (including "in station" interviews with both 103.1 and 94.1) which has already created a loyal fan base. Rachel has recently just had her album release performance for her debut album "On My Way" at the legendary Proctors theatre in Schenectady NY which was a huge success (sold out). During this upcoming year, Rachel will be touring and promoting her album.

Producer Don Ferro is extremely confident that Rachel's debut album will hit national charts. Don Ferro states, "In my 40 years in the recording industry, I have absolutely never seen a singer/songwriter as talented as Rachel Vogt. Her writing ability at the tender age of 22 is simply stunning and her vocal interpretations speak for themselves. She is sensational."

Rachel is a singer/songwriter whose abilities will enable her not only to be successful with this album, but also in the future. Audiences are able to relate with her sincerity both as a person, and as an artist. Her elegant image and personal beauty mixed with her vocal talents place Rachel ahead of the game while she is still able to maintain her youth and promise for longevity in the business. Rachel Vogt is a name that will remain in the business for years to come.