Rachel is an educator and music writer in her native island of Manhattan. She co-hosts the 'Adobe & Teardrops' podcast with Von Cloedt of Americana Rock Mix.
Whitney Lockert Searches for a Missed Connection in Country Gold Ballad ‘Girl On a Train’ [LISTEN]
This sunny country tune highlights the unexpected encounters you mind find while taking a ride on the subway.
Paisley Fields Makes a Sharp Point With ‘Limp Wrists’ [LISTEN]
This new track from rising talent Paisley Fields is a queer country anthem that's jam-packed with joyful resistance.
Cameron Hawthorn’s ‘Nothing Like a Cowboy’ is a Country Love Song You Need to Hear [LISTEN]
Like any great country love song, there's a catchy hook, swooning steal guitars and a testament to authenticity.
Woman-Led Olivia Records is Paving a New Path for Country Music
They're determined to change the future of country music.
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"Nick Drake" is equal parts brutally self-reflective and a comforting cocoon -- all with a dash of Southern rock psychedelia thrown in.
Elliah Heifetz Embraces Outsider Status on ‘First Generation American’
With his debut country album 'First Generation American,' Elliah Heifetz examines what "authenticity" in the genre really means.
PREMIERE: Queer Country Crooner Sam Kogon Wants to ‘Find Out’
This new rockabilly track taps into the nervous anticipation of a new crush.
New Book ‘Queer Country’ Delves Into Identity, Meaning and Representation in the Genre
Author Shaina Goldin-Perschbacher examines how trailblazing artists, from k.d. lang to Orville Peck, have cultivated new audiences in country music.
PREMIERE: Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves Ask Why ‘Each Season Changes You’
The duo explain how the late Rose Maddox led them to record the track.
CONCERT REVIEW: Darius Rucker Brings Ballads, Beer and Brass to NYC’s Beacon Theater
Darius Rucker brought style, energy and artistry to his New York City tour stop.