FOUR STARS: “ancient-sounding country noir … Harrington is all about what’s left off her songs, and the skeletal arrangements leave the listener to fill in the unspoken terrors and tenderness that lie beneath”
Bury Me Close: #34 on Q’s 50 Essential Tracks To Download This Month
~Q magazine (Feb 2011)
FOUR STARS: “songs that conjure the ghosts of old America”
~Mojo (Feb 2011)
FOUR STARS: The Irish Times Top-10 Albums of the Year List includes cds by Bruce Springsteen, Richard Thompson, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant and Neil Young. At #7, Rachel Harrington's Celilo Falls.
~The Irish Times (Dec 2010)
FOUR STARS: “a compelling blend of twang and swing … a sharply rendered sound portrait”
~Songlines (Jan 2011)
Reared among the Pentecostal pines of Oregon, Rachel Harrington has been doing things in the wrong order for quite some time. She'd had extensive radio play before performing her live show, and she was opening for Grammy winners and nominees before releasing her first album.
Rachel's critically acclaimed 2007 debut, The Bootlegger's Daughter, (featuring guest musicians John Reischman and Danny Barnes) went to #1 on the Euro-Americana Chart and landed the Seattle siren smack in the center of the UK Americana scene when legendary BBC dj Bob Harris proclaimed Bootlegger's Daughter one of the best albums of the year.
Her 2008 follow-up, City of Refuge, features several guests including Tim O'Brien and Pieta Brown. City of Refuge garnered further acclaim, reaching millions of listeners when Starbucks requested three of the cds 10 tracks for in-store play throughout the US, supported by national US distribution from Burnside.
Harrington began touring internationally in 2007. In 2009, she released In The Woods: Live from The Netherlands.
Rachel's third full-length studio release, Celilo Falls, earned 4-star reviews in Q, Mojo, and Uncut, and was one of the top-40 most-played albums on folk radio in the US in 2011. In 2011, Harrington was also a winner in the esteemed songwriting contest at Merlefest.
For current news and dates, please visit www.rachelharrington.net