Rachael Sage

Rachael Sage performed tonite, May 29, 2024, at the Cutting Room in NYC. Ms. Sage’s performance was a captivating blend of musical talent, engaging stage presence, and deeply personal storytelling. Her music is a unique collage of sounds, seamlessly blending harmonica, fiddle, and drums into a style that is distinctly hers. Her witty banter with the audience creates an intimate atmosphere, drawing everyone into her world.

Musically gifted, Ms. Sage effortlessly transitions between keyboard and guitar (electric and acoustic), demonstrating her versatility as an artist. Her voice is a powerful instrument, capable of conveying a wide range of emotions, from whimsical and joyful to solemn and reminiscing.

Her personal connection to music shines through in songs like the one she wrote with her father, who battled lymphoma, and “Flowers for Free,” a song her mother encouraged her to include on the album. This emotional depth and authenticity resonate deeply with the audience.

Ms. Sage’s musical style evokes comparisons to artists like Alanis Morissette, Janis Joplin, Sarah McLachlan, and the Indigo Girls. Yet, her voice and musical arrangements remain uniquely her own, leaving a lasting impression on all who experience her performance.

Photographs and review by Nica Strong.