Rachael Sage Rolling Out New Single & EP, Newly Confirmed Tour, Festival & SXSW Dates

Rachael Sage
Rachael Sage

Photo by Tom Moore

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.


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.”

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 15 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 Englert Theatre w/ Judy Collins – 8:00PM
June 19 Iowa City, IA HartFolk Festival – 7:30PM
Jun 13 Indianapolis, IN Second Stage @ Irving Theater – 8:00PM
Jun 20 Clive, IA The GrapeVine – 7:00PM