Just got back from yet another Rachael gig. She was joined by Lindsay Mac tonight and I had never seen Lindsay before and had heard only very small bits of her music and I am totally enamored now. And now for the set. She was joined by new drummer Quinn and Jacob Lawson on violin/backup vocals.
Among All of God's Creatures
Angel in my View
Hey Na (a song her mother likes because she can do arm circles to it)
The Lindsay Mac Ditty (impromptu thing she wrote about Lindsay Mac coming back to Binghamton)
Pictures They Took
Everything Was Red
I missed having Russ there with his trumpet, but the show tonight was top notch in my book. Tomorrow if I'm ambitious (or can find a ride) I will go see her at Barnes and Noble too. But I've seen her enough times now that I'm not going to be devastated if I miss it. But then again it's FREE how can I say no?
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Last night was another show at the Cyber Cafe in Binghamton. She only brought Russ Johnson with her this time. I think it was originally supposed to be a solo show, but I always like it when she brings a band. Setlist was as follows.
Angel in My View
Everything Was Red (new song)
Pictures They Took >> Site-Seeing
Falling Leaves (was all instrumental very short)
She actually started to play Delancey Street at the end of the first set, but decided she needed someone to sing it to and pulled a stuffed lizard off of one of the speakers and set it on the table right in front. She decided about a line into the song that she couldn't sing to it without laughing and abandoned the song until the second set, but then never played it.Which made me sad because its not on an album so I only get to hear it at shows and I love that song.
She had all kinds of banter last night including a story about an artist from Montenegro who was at her show Friday night in Vermont and invited her and her tour manager back to her apartment and tried to dress them in clothes she made and get them stoned. And an embarrassing story about percussion when she was on tour with Ani.
It was actually kind of funny, after the show my boyfriend and I always talk to her for a few minutes and thank her for coming to Binghamton, we tend to be pretty dead musically as far as decent shows go (plus I don't get out much). But we ran into a friend of ours on the way out who was getting a beer just as the show was ending and he saw Rachael's outfit (which was typical for her) and got very confused. We had to explain to him that she always dresses like that and it made me realize that I accept stuff like that without second thought, but I've also been a Rachael fan for five years now so maybe I'm just desensitized.
Last night, I saw Rachael Sage at Club Passim, and I got to meet her after the show! She was so awesome and funny and cool and sweet. I told her how much I loved her music and that I was a huge fan and that I have all her CD's, and naturally, she was thrilled and so appreciative that someone loved her music as much as I did. Seriously, I can't figure out why she isn't famous! She should be as well-known as Ani DiFranco or Tori Amos, if not bigger. For that matter, I don't understand why people bother to listen to Ani and Tori, when Rachael Sage is out there! (No offense to anyone who likes them- I have at least one CD by each of them- but Rachael is just so much better!)
Her show was great. She has such an awesome stage presence and she was cracking jokes and faking various accents throughout her performance. And her voice is simply gorgeous live! She sang: Lonely Streets, Unbeauty, Bravedancing, Wildflower, Chandelier, Angel in My View, plus a debut of a brand new song she had just written. As soon as she played the opening chords of "Wildflower" (which is my favorite) I let out a very loud cheer. She stopped playing, looked in my direction, and said, "Mo-om! I told you to stop following me around!" The only disappointment about the show is that it wasn't longer. She was the opening act for some Scottish act I'd never heard of- Julie Fowlis, I think? I stayed for Julie's performance, but left after the first few songs- I wasn't crazy about her.
I still can't believe that I got to meet Rachael Sage; and how awesome she is in real life! I hope that I get to see her again sometime soon!
cross-posted to my own journal
Chandelier was released today on iTunes! Go check it out, if only for the 30 seconds snippets. Official album release is next month and Joe's Pub show in next week.
The new website should up later today sometime (I checked a few minutes ago and it still redirects to the Blistering Sun page).