After the crowd-funded success of The Green Album in 2014, Rachel spent some time working in the UK and Europe and a few months sabbatical in the USA before returning to Tasmania just before winter in 2017. In this solo performance, she presents popular songs from that album, some interpretations and arrangements of songs that influenced and inspired her music, and finally premiere new music due to appear on her next album.
The Green Album was built around the ethos of sustainability; materials used in the production of the album were re-purposed, reclaimed, or recycled whenever possible. The songs are an eclectic mix, partly because they were penned over the course of several years, but also the diverse range of musicians and songwriters that have influenced her over the years.
Depending on the night, she pulls out Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Queen, Tori Amos, Bob Dylan, or even Bruno Mars, expounding the heritage of popular music with gentle comedy and insight. Hearing the music that influenced Rachel in her own voice, with her own take, make us listen with new ears to familiar sounds.
This musical journey is accompanied by stories of different times and stages of life, as well as anecdotes of her travels. Her latest compositions draw on the experiences of the past three years and promise a greater maturity and sagacity without losing humour. Drawing on the tradition of the troubadour, Rachel is singer, songwriter, storyteller, and traveller, rendering it into an accessible and delightful evening of music.
Rachel recently opened for Keith Potger, founding member of the Seekers, and is scheduled to open for Irish singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy in January.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae1dgghn54Q&t=83s No Limit Kind of Love