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Rachel Marie

snarky yet melancholy folk-pop poetry

EPK

Short Bio

Rachel Marie follows in a tradition of unapologetically forthright women folksingers, with songs that hearken to "overstuffed lines of Tori Amos, philosophical turn of Indigo Girls, and lilting vocals like Joni Mitchell." The social awareness of folk meets the introspection of the singer-songwriter tradition with a moderate dose of snark. An endearingly quirky stage presence as honest as her songs keeps audiences charmed. 
 

Long Bio

Rachel Marie follows in a tradition of unapologetically forthright women folksingers, with songs that hearken to "overstuffed lines of Tori Amos, philosophical turn of Indigo Girls, and lilting vocals like Joni Mitchell." The social awareness of folk meets the introspection of the singer-songwriter tradition with a moderate dose of snark. Rachel takes a straightforward and honest approach to songwriting in an effort to foster genuine human connection and encourage empathy through music. Passion for using the power of her voice to shed light on injustice gives rise to poignant poetic statements on subjects from heartbreak and death to police brutality and immigration. An endearingly quirky stage presence as honest as her songs keeps audiences charmed. 

Boston-based and Pennsylvania-raised, Rachel has played at prestigious folk venues including the me&thee (MA), Club Passim (MA), the Burren (MA), and Godfrey Daniels (PA). Rachel's latest full-length album, False Foundations, was released in May 2018. 

Testimonials

Rachel Marie's music manifests the purity of her voice and her spirit.  Her songs are touching and profound and her rapport with the audience immediately makes one feel as though you have known her for a long time.... like you're part of her tribe.  

Kathy Sands-Boehmer, Booking Manager, me&thee

Rachel's stories and finger style guitar playing create song-scapes rather than just your average tune. Melody and harmony are prevalent, but the experience is what you go home with. Add in a brilliantly woven, genuine and sometimes silly banter and Rachel’s unique show will stay with you a long time.
Tom Bianchi, 24 Hour Music, LLC

Rachel Marie's music is refreshing, poetic, and pointed. Often powerful, her songs also reveal an underlying sense of humor and an insightful perspective through both lyrics and melody. In a live setting, her passion for performance shines through. Rachel connects with her listeners through a magically complementary mix of music and message. Her album There is Love is a terrific collection of songs: all well worth a listen or three.
Nick Noble, host of THE FOLK REVIVAL on WICN (Worcester Public Radio)

I definitely heard some of the feminist singer songwriters that I grew up listening to in [False Foundations] – Overstuffed lines of Tori Amos, philosophical turn of Indigo Girls, lilting vocals like Joni Mitchell.
Victoria Farmer, The Christian Humanist Podcast

Press

"It's a real honor to premiere the video for Rachel Marie's song, "Not Okay," which features many of the "false foundations" that her fans sent her. The video perfectly complements the song, underscoring the need for community and people with whom it's okay to not be okay."

Ken Templeton, Red Line Roots

Past Performances

Festivals

Festivals

Massachusetts

Club Passim campfire. festival, Cambridge

New Jersey

Black Potatoe Festival, Clinton
Folk Project Acoustic Getaway, Hackettstown

New Jersey Folk Festival, New Brunswick 

Pennsylvania

Musikfest, Bethlehem
PrideFest, Pittsburgh, PA

Massachusetts

Club Passim campfire. festival, Cambridge

New Jersey

Black Potatoe Festival, Clinton
Folk Project Acoustic Getaway, Hackettstown

New Jersey Folk Festival, New Brunswick 

Pennsylvania

Musikfest, Bethlehem
PrideFest, Pittsburgh, PA

House Concerts

Private House Concerts in:

Washington, DC; Milwaukee, WI; Chicago, IL

Venues

Massachusetts 
The Burren Backroom Series, Somerville 
Club Passim, Cambridge

Lizard Lounge, Cambridge
The me&thee Coffeehouse, Marblehead  

Off the Common Coffeehouse, Bridgewater
Sofar Sounds, Worcester 
South Shore Folk Music Club, Duxbury 

 

New Jersey

Fanwood Performance Series, Fanwood

The Minstrel, Morristown

Riverside Rhythm & Rhyme, Succasunna

Pennsylvania
Creativity Commons, SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg

Rhode Island
AS220, Providence

The Mediator Stage, Providence

Newport to Nashville, Newport

Artists

Split bills with:

Melanie Brulée

John Elliott

Dave Fry

Lex Land

Kim Moberg

Grace Morrison

Prateek

The Promise is Hope

Opened for:

Antje Duvekot

The Kennedys

Cheryl Wheeler

Christopher Williams

Radio Airplay

Massachusetts 
WATD Almost Famous*

WEMF Citywide Blackout*, Under the Covers*

WICN Folk Revival*

WMFO Mike on the Mic*

WMWM What's Happening*

WXRV/92.5 The River Homegrown Music Showcase

New Jersey

WFDU Folk Music Notebook

New York

WTBQ Hootenanny Cafe

Pennsylvania

WDIY Sunday Folk

WHIP The Oxford Comma Show*

Internet Radio

Blues & Roots Radio Joltin Joe's Radio Nowhere

Spotify

New Music Friday Christian Playlist 

"Looking for Light" Nov-Dec 2018

*live appearance