New Album & UK/Euro Tour for 2016 - January 1, 2016
In the works ... more info coming soon!
Thanks for stopping by. Rachel is currently taking a break from recording and touring. Sign up on the mailing list if you'd like to be kept up to speed with any new plans as they develop.
RH & The Knock Outs are recently back from a 5-week tour through Europe. 32 shows in 35 days, with 12 of the gigs sold-out and a feature on BBC2's legendary Bob Harris show.
Rachel's 4th album, "Makin' Our House A Honkytonk," officially releases in the US on June 19, 2012. Buy it here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/rachelharrington Rachel will tour (as a duo) in the US behind the new album. New live dates coming in each week - stay tuned.
INCOMING REVIEWS FOR THE NEW ALBUM:
Maverick Magazine ~ 5/5 stars. "As country as country gets!"
Fatea Records ~ "Loretta Lynn? Move over and make way for your natural successor to take centre stage."
Q Magazine ~ "Harrington makes Neko Case sound like Olivia Newton John"
Lonesome Highway ~ "Powerhouse lead vocals ... her delivery is spot on making this a must have for lovers of that classic country sound, a sound that is fresh, alive and beating. One that could scare Country Radio right out of it's trainers."
Electric Ghost ~ "1960's pre-countrypolitan Nashville ... the closest thing you'll hear to a new Loretta Lynn album since Loretta was a 29 year old grandmother"
Country Music People Magazine ~ 4 stars: "A real cracker of an album!"
American Roots Uk ~ 4 stars: "It is albums such as this that Gram Parsons was referring to when putting down ‘country rock,’ instead preferring the more coverall term ‘Cosmic American Music' ... he would have loved this superb recording!"
Blabber n' Smoke ~ "diving straight in at the deep end ... Harrington has made a raunchy countryalbum that one could imagine the likes of Loretta Lynn might produce if she were 50 years younger."
Rock and Reel ~ "Sharply observed songs with attitude to burn!"
The Irish Times ~ 4 stars: "Remember that nice Rachel Harrington and her quiet, contemplative country music from the Oregon hills? Well, you should hear her now that she’s fallen in with the honkytonk crowd. What a mouth!"
Mad Mackerel ~ "an album of pure, unbridled honky-tonk Country music. Sure there are some echoes of garage rock, some soul leanings and a smattering of Phil Spector-ish doo-wop, but at its heart this is pure Country and all the better for it."
Pennyblack Music ~ "the boot-stompin' world of backwoods country, like [they used to do it] back before the big Nashville names sanded off all the edges."
Whisperin and Hollerin ~ "live, sassy and colourful. High-octane, Burritos-style garage-roots"
The Knock Outs are just back from a non-stop 5-week tour through Europe to support Rachel's new album, "Makin' Our House A Honkytonk." The girls had a blast! 32 shows in 35 days, with 12 of the gigs sold-out and a feature on BBC2's legendary Bob Harris show. Pics and tour journals at the Facebook pages: http://www.facebook.com/therlh and http://www.facebook.com/Left.Hooks
Lots been evolving the past 9 months here. Rachel put together an all-girl honkytonk band to tour in support of her new album. The girls were busy recording this winter, and the new cd is releasing abroad on CRS in April. We're working on getting the final funding together for US manufacturing and release. If you'd like to help out by pre-ordering the album or becoming a Sponsor, visit the PITCH IN link above. You can also preview the album and order it digitally at that link as well.
The girls are headed out March 1 for five weeks on their first-ever tour together throughout Europe and the UK. Stay tuned at Rachel's facebook site for tour photos, tour journal entries and daily updates as they travel. Give us a "like" at:
Thanks for your support!
We're thrilled to report that Rachel was a winner in Merlefest's 2011 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, placing her alongside prior winners like Gillian Welch and Tift Merritt. Rachel spent a total of four days at the prestigious Merlefest, wandering around backstage awestruck, dumbstruck, and lovestruck, rubbing elbows with many of her heroes. Lyle Lovett. Randy Travis. The 88-year-old legend that is Doc Watson. In fact, Rachel came back so reinvigorated and inspired that she's eager to get back in saddle and make another new album this fall. Please visit the Pitch In! tab for more information and details about how you can help.
We just heard that Rachel's new record, Celilo Falls, is getting 4 stars reviews in the February issues of both Mojo and Q magazines!
Thanks for stopping by. Rachel has just finished a big 3-month European tour, accompanied by Lindisfarne founder Rod Clements. Rachel and Rod covered about 8,500 miles in that time and played over 60 gigs, many of them sold-out, including appearances at the esteemed Summertyne Americana Festival and the Perth Southern Fried Festival. This was Rachel's 4th tour overseas. She's been touring there 3 months a year for the past three years, as one reporter put it: "the hardest working woman in Americana." Rachel's now taking some time off, gearing up for the early 2011 release of her newest record, Celilo Falls. Advance copies are available to purchase through CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rachelh5
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Thanks, and happy wintering!
All things considered, life is grand. I am on tour throughout Europe for April, May and June, returning home in mid-July. Many radio shows, interviews, and plenty of wonderful gigs abound. I really feel blessed right now. You can stay up to date and get behind the scenes at the Travelogue at rachelsrambles.tumblr.com Thanks so much to all the folks who are coming out to the shows and helping spread the word - it's working and it's so great! Thank you!! More tour photos to come soon. And a new cd is brewing underneath. I'll hope to be recording soon. I am really looking forward to hearing what will come next, and which direction it will go. Thank you for taking the ride with me. All the best, Rachel