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.
Folk Alliance International Aims for Inclusivity, But the Artists Are Doing the Work, Too
Throughout 2020, The Boot will run a series of articles examining country and roots music’s largest trade organizations and how they are embracing -- or not -- their members’ calls to action.
Brian Johannesen, ‘Holster Your Silver’ [Exclusive Premiere]
“After the couple of years I have had,” Johannesen observes, “I feel I need a good thaw.”
Americana in the 2010s: How an Undefinable Genre Created a Culture of Inclusivity
In a decade of growing awareness and success, one thing has remained the same: Americana’s stubborn resistance to easy explanations.
Sarah Peacock, ‘Lady MacGyver’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
On “Lady MacGyver,” she blasts through her bluegrass-rock anthem with passionate joy.
Wolf van Elfmand, ‘Flexible Cowboy Man’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
There’s a storied tradition in country music of goofy, silly music, and with “Flexible Cowboy Man,” Denver, Colo.'s van Elfmand extends that line a little further.
Kyshona, ‘Fear’ [Exclusive Premiere]
In an age in which we all have a digital platform to express ourselves, we seldom feel heard.
Michelle Brooke, ‘Storm’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
In “Storm,” Brooke ventures into her most honest storytelling to date.
Jamie McDell With Robert Ellis, ‘Worst Crime’ [Exclusive Premiere]
McDell croons her litany of sins with true regret, supported by a heartbreaking pedal steel part.