Thursday, 12 March 2009

Rachel Harrington in Europe, Apr.-June 2009

Rachel Harrington and Zak Borden

Rachel Harrington (USA), singer and songwriter from a Pentecostal small-town Oregon background, has won glowing reviews for her debut album The bootlegger's daughter (2007) and her latest, City of refuge, which features Tim O'Brien (fiddle), Mike Grigoni (dobro), Zak Borden (mandolin), and Jon Hamar (upright bass), with Holly O'Reilly and Pieta Brown on backing vocals.

She is now due to begin a three-month tour, sponsored by Maverick magazine, of the UK, the Netherlands, and Belgium, with multi-instrumentalist Zak Borden accompanying her. The first appearance will be on air with Bob Harris on 7 April, after which the duo will be playing sixteen dates in England and eight in Scotland before crossing to play four shows in the Netherlands and two in Belgium (28 May-2 June), finishing with a further sixteen dates in England and one in Wales. Full details are on the 'Shows' page of her website.