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Gig Alert: Rachael Yamagata

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rachael Yamagata Rachael Yamagata (Photo by Laura Crosta)

Rachael Yamagata
"Even If I Don't"
Playing Wednesday at City Winery
(155 Varick Street, SoHo)
Get: Tickets ($25-$35) | Directions 

Singer songwriter Rachael Yamagata was born in Arlington, Virginia and now calls Woodstock, New York home. Her roots may be on the East Coast, but her musical career took off in Chicago. She sang in a funk band called Bumpus while attending Northwestern University.

In 2002, Yamagata released an EP on her own, and now she has three more full-length albums under her belt. Her moody, poignant and melodic songs have been played on the television shows "How I Met Your Mother" and "Grey's Anatomy," among others, and she even made a guest appearance in the 2009 season finale of "30 Rock."

"Even If I Don't" comes off Yamagata's latest record, Chesapeake. On the album, she worked with drummer Victor Indrizzo, who has played with Sheryl Crow; guitarists Mike Viola (Candy Butchers), Michael Chaves (John Mayer), and Kevin Salem (Dump Truck, Yo La Tengo); cellist Oli Kraus (Sia, Duffy) and upright bass player Tom Freund.

Rachael Yamagata performs with Mike Viola at City Winery Wednesday and Thursday nights. Download "Even If I Don't" above or watch the video for the song below.


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Comments [3]

M. Feller NYC from NYC

I've known Rachel Yamagata's music for some years and am glad to know she's still writing and performing. A real talent.,

Feb. 15 2012 07:40 PM

Hi John,

Unfortunately Alabama Shakes only gave us that track to download for a limited period so it's now a stream only. Wish we had had it for longer!

Dec. 21 2011 11:27 PM

I was able to download this song as your station said I could... However, why is there no download button for Dce. 12th Gig Alert: Alabama Shakes

Other music in daily Gig Alert history provide a button to Download, but Download button is missing for this one.

Can you correct so that I can download?


Dec. 21 2011 02:15 PM

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