Rachael Sage Releases First Acoustic EP Today “Haunted By You”

MPress Records will release label founder and singer-songwriter Rachael Sage‘s first official acoustic release, “Haunted By You Acoustic EP” on July 18th, 2012 via iTunes. Featuring material from her recent 10th album “Haunted By You”, the acoustic EP marks another first for the acclaimed artist during the milestone year of her 10th release. The collection of guitar-based originals, supported by members of Sage’s touring band The Sequins, includes guest appearances by Dar Williams, Katie Costello, Counting Crows member David Immergluck and Grammy ® nominee Seth Glier. (MPress will also commemorate this benchmark album with its first vinyl release slated for Fall 2012.)

The collection included on the acoustic EP merges the classic pop sensibilities of Sarah McLachlan with the sweeping dynamics of Glen Hansard. Sage’s poetic lyrics shine in this stripped-down setting, while cellist Dave Eggar (Elvis Costello, Coldplay) and percussionist Quinn (Tracy Chapman, Jesca Hoop) add just the right amount of accompaniment to her crystalline vocal performances.

Coming off of a four-month tour with many of her shows being solo or accompanied by a single cellist, Sage reveals that she “really wanted to approach this material in more minimalist way…where the focus is entirely on the songwriting within the intimacy of acoustic arrangements.”

An award-winning producer who typically layers dozens of tracks in the studio, Sage is hopeful that those who already have the original “Haunted By You” album will enjoy hearing this material in such a fresh context. New listeners, who tend more toward a folkier, minimalist sound such as Lisa Hannigan or Indigo Girls, will especially enjoy these spare soulful performances.

Download & Listen:

Rachel Sage – “Invisible Light” [mp3]

Upcoming Rachel Sage Tour Dates

Thursday, July 26
RAW: New York City Presents Mixology
MI-5 Lounge
New York, NY

Saturday, July 28
Geneva Relay For Life
Geneva High School
Geneva, NY

Sunday, July 29
Lot 10
Ithaca, NY

Monday, August 6
New York Song Circle at Bitter End
New York, NY

Thursday, August 9
Katherine Hepburn Center with Judy Collins
Old Saybrook, CT

Friday, August 10
Shalin Liu Performance Center with Judy Collins
Rockport, MA

Saturday, August 11
Shalin Liu Performance Center with Judy Collins
Rockport, MA

Saturday, August 25
Two River Theater with Judy Collins
Red Bank, NJ

Friday, October 19
Tupelo Music Hall with Al Stewart
Londonberry, NH

Wednesday, October 24
Club Passim with Al Stewart
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, October 27
Know Theater
Binghamton, NY

Wednesday, October 31
City Winery with Al Stewart
New York, NY

Saturday, November 3
The Birchmere with Al Stewart
Alexandria, VA

Monday, December 3
Town Hall Theater with Judy Collins
Middlebury, VT

Wednesday, December 5
The Flying Monkey with Judy Collins
Plymouth, NH

Saturday, December 15
The Museum at Bethel Woods with Judy Collins
Bethel, NY

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