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.
2020 Grammy Awards: The Best and Worst Dressed [PICTURES]
Although there was a whole lot of off-stage drama in the leadup to the 2020 Grammy Awards ceremony, but that doesn’t take away from the brilliance of the outfits on display on the red carpet.
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.