As featured on NPR's All Songs Considered ...
MOJO: Four Stars! "This debut is a primer in Americana\"
NOW PLAYING: “I am absolutely enchanted with this record! A brilliant debut ... already a leading contender for Album of the Year in my opinion!” ~ Bob Harris, BBC Radio
The Irish Times: Four stars! " ... like tuning into some obscure backwoods American radio station from sepia-tinted days of yore"
Performing Songwriter: Top 12 DIY Pick, "Rachel's voice has just the right combination of temerity and twang"
“IT’S A CRACKER! The challenge is finding only one area to highlight. ” ~ Miles of Music
"the best debut since Gillian’s ‘96 Revival.” ~ Ctrl. Alt. Country
“a top-drawer Americana debut” ~ Smart Choice Music, UK
"an ideal vehicle showcasing [Rachel\'s] multiple talents ... a significant landmark" ~ Bluegrass Unlimited
“Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch...Rachel Harrington. These comparisons don’t seem far-fetched at all given the extraordinary excellence of this debut.” ~ Glitterhouse
"Songwriting that truly shines!" ~ Sing Out!
"like reading a beautifully written novel ... unforgettable ... magical ... haunting" ~ NetRhythms
"as cheerful as Leonard Cohen" ~ Le Cri du Coyote
Rachel Harrington has been doing things in the wrong order for quite some time. She had extensive radio play before performing her first live show, and she opened for Grammy winners and nominees before her debut full-length record was even a glimmer in her eye.
Reared among the Pentecostal pines of Oregon, Harrington’s rural gospel roots shone through on her 2004 living room demo. That humble four-song EP spent 13 weeks on the AMA chart and garnered the Seattle siren stellar reviews. By 2006, Rachel was touring with her songwriting hero, Guy Clark, winning national songwriting awards, and performing on festival stages.
From the crossroads of country, folk and bluegrass, came her debut, The Bootlegger’s Daughter. Featuring some of the Northwest’s finest musicians, and co-produced with two-time Grammy winner Garey Shelton, the disc officially released on SkinnyDennis Records in May 2007. In short order, the cd made its way around the globe, becoming a top-shelf spin on Bob Harris’s renowned BBC program, hitting #1 on the Euro-Americana Chart, and climbing into the Top 40 on the esteemed Americana Music Association’s radio chart in the US.
Guest musicians on The Bootlegger\'s Daughter include:
John Reischman (Neko Case, Tony Rice)
Danny Barnes (Tim O\'Brien, Dave Alvin)
Marty Muse (Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earl Keen)
Zak Borden (Willy Mason, Casey Neill)
Bob Rice (John Lee Hooker)
Mike Grigoni (Korby Lenker)
Harrington tours the US and abroad regularly. For current news and dates, visit www.rachelharrington.net
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