Two Chances to Catch Rachael Yamagata’s New Music Live Next Week

September 23rd, 2016

Singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist Rachael Yamagata has been making music for more than a decade. Her debut album, Happenstance (stream it below), out in 2004, earned the sultry vocalist (above, doing an acoustic “Be Be Your Love”) plenty of attention. “When she isn’t writing intelligent piano-driven pop, she’s creating ballads so classic you’ll wonder where you heard them before,” gushed PopMatters. “It takes a great songwriter to show how few great songwriters ever really come along, and Rachael Yamagata’s latest effort proves just that. Keep an ear out for this one.” She’s remained steadily busy ever since, working with the likes of Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne and Toots and the Maytals, while still finding time to release her own live albums, EPs and full-lengths. Her fourth full-length, Tightrope Walker, just came out today, and, in support of it, the New Yorker plays two local shows, at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday and at The Bowery Ballroom the following night. Annapolis, Md., trio Pressing Strings open both shows.