Rachel Marie has always been singing, and her self-titled debut is the culmination of at least five years of works in progress. It traces closely the adolescence of one self-taught guitarist whose passion for expression through music can only be matched by her vocal and lyrical talent. And don't let the idea of "adolescence" fool you. A crystal clear and incredibly mature voice leads you through delicately crafted phrases and melodies that will break your heart and build it up again within minutes. Gentleness, struggle, desperation, ecstasy: these raw emotions are conveyed beautifully throughout her recordings and live performances, forging a connection between artist and listener that is nothing short of remarkable.
Another plus? Not a minute of her music is boring. From folk to pop to soulful blue notes, from solo work to collaborations, from acoustic guitar to music that channels Regina Spektor, the ups and downs are endless and extremely satisfying.
Having performed regularly at a number of venues in Eastern Pennsylvania and having released her debut album in the Fall of 2010, Rachel Marie is embarking on the beginning of a promising career.