Rachael Sage Rolling Out New Single & EP, Newly Confirmed Tour and Festival Dates for the Spring Including SXSW

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Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage is launching her 11th recording, a four-song EP called New Destination in May, on her own label MPRESS Records. The title track "New Destination" premiered on American Songwriter Magazine and is available for complimentary download.

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Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage is launching her 11th recording, a four-song EP called NEW DESTINATION in May, on her own label MPRESS Records.

Listen to EP title track “New Destination” featured in American Songwriter. Download the song here.

Title track “New Destination” drew inspiration from Carole King's Broadway musical, "Beautiful”. After Sage left the show with an ‘I Feel The Earth Move’ feeling, she was determined to write an upbeat groove-tune on the piano with a classic, pop hook. It was recorded with producer Barb Morrison (Deborah Harry, Rufus Wainwright). “I've admired her for years. It was such a blast working with Barb – she has great respect for pop craftsmanship and is also hilariously funny, which I always appreciate in the studio!" Sage comments. The song features Rachael on keys and vocals, Barb Morrison on guitar and bass, and members of Sage’s touring band The Sequins including cellist Ward Williams (Sara Bareilles) and Andy Mac (Deni Bonet).

The EP also features musical contributions by longtime studio collaborators including drummer Quinn (Daft Punk), cellist Dave Eggar (A Great Big World, Philip Phillips), guitarist Jack Petruzelli (Rufus Wainwright), violinist Kelly Halloran (G Love), and bassist Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega). Percussionist Everett Bradley (E Street Band) also contributed, as did Grammy®-nominated engineer John Shyloski (Johnny Winter) and Grammy®-winning mixer Andy Zulla (Kelly Clarkson).

“One part Elton John, one part Kate Bush” (UNCUT), Sage has had an illustrious career as an independent artist, praised by the likes of The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and MOJO. She has shared the stage with Eric Burdon, Ani DiFranco, Marc Cohn, Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins and Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey). Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the “Fame” soundtrack, and the current season of LifetimeTV’s #1 reality series, “Dance Moms." Sage has made a name for herself as one of the most active touring artists in indie music with her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work and soulful vocals. Billboard has said “her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter“ and RollingStone.com called her a “genuine talent.”

Tour Dates:

Mar 12    Austin, TX / SXSW    MusicGorilla Showcase @ Burnside’s Tavern – 3:00PM
Mar 14    Austin, TX / SXSW    Invasion Of The GoGirls @ Austin Java – 11:30AM
Mar 14    Austin, TX / SXSW    The Alex & Ani Stage @ Bourbon Girl – 3:00PM
Mar 15    Austin, TX / SXSW    MPressFest SXSW @ Soho Lounge – 12:00PM
Mar 18    Albuquerque, NM    Cherry Hill Library – 12:00PM
Mar 18    Albuquerque, NM    The Cooperage – 7:30PM
Mar 19    Albuquerque, NM    Taylor Ranch Library – 12:00PM
Mar 20    Bisbee, AZ                    Café Roka Starlite Lounge – 7:00PM
Mar 21    Scottsdale, AZ            The Western – 7:30PM
Mar 22    Redondo Beach, CA    Studio 519 House Concert – 8:00PM
Mar 23    Altadena, CA            Coffee Gallery Backstage – 7:00PM
Mar 25    San Francisco, CA    Hotel Utah – 8:00PM
Mar 28    Los Angeles, CA         “Secret Songs” at MorYork Gallery – 7:00PM
Apr 4    St. Petersburg, FL    Hideaway Café – 8:00PM
Apr 5    Safety Harbor, FL            Safety Harbor Singer-Songwriter Festival – 12:00PM
Apr 25    Binghamton, NY            Cyber Café West– 9:00PM
May 2    Washington, DC            The Corner Store – 7:00PM
May 8    New York, NY            SubCulture – 7:30PM
May 13    Hamden, CT                    The Ballroom At The Outer Space – 8:00PM
May 19    St. Cloud, MN            Paramount Theatre w/ Judy Collins – 7:30PM
May 31    West Hartford, CT    HartFolk Festival – 7:30PM
Jun 13    Indianapolis, IN            Second Stage @ Irving Theater – 8:00PM
Jun 19    Iowa City, IA                    Englert Theatre w/ Judy Collins – 8:00PM
Jun 20    Clive, IA                            The GrapeVine – 7:00PM

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