AUSTIN, Texas, April 23, 2011 – A ruby-red-head, boasting fishnet stockings and a china doll complexion wove through the overcrowded halls of a hectic hotel lobby during South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival on Wednesday, March 16, in downtown Austin. Rachael Sage , the two-time Independent Music Award winner had traveled from New York to the Lone Star Capitol to showcase her latest album, Delancey Street, during the biggest annual music industry festival in The US.
Undoubtedly, Sage is of that echelon of singer-songwriters who can sum up a complex emotion in a simple melody and a quaint lyric. Her fluent piano playing, sweet youthful voice, and serenely poetic insights possibly make her one of the most under-recognized artists of our time.
When asked about her new music video, Big Star, which is based on the fifth track of the album, Sage replied: “It’s the music video of my dreams. Filming it was a bit of a challenge, because part of the video was shot just running around my local neighborhood.
“You never know what you’re going to run into – angry people chasing you out of their convenience store while you’re trying to shoot! You know,” the artist joked, “it’s so unreasonable of them, while they’re trying to do business!”
Not one to let a little international travel slow her down, Sage and her self-owned label, MPress Records, which also features Melissa Ferrick and Seth Glier), are also preparing to release a charitable compilation CD, New Arrivals: Volume 4, this June. The 21-song album will benefit The National Network for Youth, an organization which champions the needs of runaway, homeless, and at-risk teenagers.
Regarding this fourth installation, Sage said: “It’s definitely our best lineup yet. It’s a great cause, and we want to do it justice.”
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