SongVault Artist Profile
New York, United States
Indie Pop / Adult Alternative
Rachael Sage is truly a renaissance performer. Self-taught on the piano from age 3, she went on to study at The School of American Ballet in her adolescence, and later earned a degree in Drama from Stanford University. Following Shakespearean studies at The New York Public Theater and a one-year stint with New York City’s renowned Actors Studio, Sage rediscovered her passion for songwriting and took the New York City music scene by storm.
She has been compared to such artists as Laura Nyro for her gorgeous piano driven melodies, and to Patti Smith for her dynamic poetry and emotional intensity. Sage has earned media accolades for her songwriting talents, including Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the Billboard Songwriting Award and First Prize in The Lilith Fair Talent Search; she also received the 2005 Outmusic Award (Best Songwriter) for her work on Ballads & Burlesque. While on tour in France earlier this year, her music was discovered by Judy Collins, who invited her to perform at several of her Wildflower Festivals along with Joan Osborne. Sage has also recently shared stages with Liz Phair, Melissa Etheridge and Marshall Crenshaw.