Thursday, June 23, 2005

Rachael Yamagata

I'm gonna do a small blurb today about a single artist and her name is, as you can see by the title, Rachael Yamagata.

I first saw her last year at SXSW (it's great how many people you can see there and fall in love with) at La Zona Rosa. She was opening for Liz Phair and just blew me away. A lot of people compare her to Fiona Apple because of her husky vocals and piano playing. She doesn't just play the piano, but she does play it a lot. Her debut album Happenstance was released in 2004. I remember hearing her first single "Worn Me Down" all over. I thought she was just going to explode into the bigtime but it just never happened.

Anyway she's going on tour this July supporting Ray Lamontagne so you ought to check her out if you like what you hear.

Worn Me Down
I'll Find a Way

June 26th Glastonbury, UK Glastonbury Festival*
June 28th London, UK ICA
July 1st Chicago, IL Metro
July 3rd Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 6th Seattle, WA Moore Theatre *
July 7th Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom *
July 11th Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium *
July 12th Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound *
July 14th Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery *
July 15th San Francisco, CA The Warfield *
July 16th San Diego, CA House of Blues *
July 18th Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theater*
July 19th Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre *
July 21st Dallas, TX Gypsy Ballroom *
July 22nd Austin, TX La Zona Rosa *
July 24nd New Orleans, LA House of Blues *

*supporting Ray LaMontagne


Tim said...

She's great. I fell in love with her EP before Happenstance. That album is brilliant.

Anonymous said...

yeah when I saw her at SXSW I went and bought her EP from her and liked it a lot. Real great songs. I hope she keeps on doin' what she does.