Rachel Black combines thought-provoking, evocative songwriting with a voice that mixes her classical upbringing with pop, rock, and the blues. Raised in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C., Rachel Black began performing at the age of six, and started writing at fourteen. Rachel trained professionally at Bostonâ€™s Berklee College of Music, where she attended on a talent scholarship and was awarded the Performance Division Chair Award for her song, â€œSweet New Orleans.â€ An intuitive songwriter, Rachel Black created a following in clubs and bars in Boston and New York, including the legendary Bitter End. In May 2011, Grammy-nominated recording artist BT released Rachel Black's cover of his song "Always" on the Limited Edition Box Set of These Re-Imagined Machines (Nettwerk/Black Hole). Rachel Black currently performs her piano-based original music with The Ninth Street Band and appears as a featured vocalist on electronica and dance recordings.
Venues The Bitter End, New York, NY; 169 Bar, New York, NY; 29th Annual Harmony Festival, Sonoma, CA; Harpers Ferry, Boston, MA; Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA; Bulfinch Yacht Club, Boston, MA; Copperfields, Boston, MA; Virgin Megastore, Boston, MA; Kennedy's Midtown, Boston, MA; Westminster Hall, London, UK; Abe & Jake's Landing, Lawrence, KS; Ninth Street Studios, Lawrence, KS; The Jazzhaus, Lawrence, KS; FallFest, McLouth, KS; Wilde's Chateau 24, Lawrence, KS