Folklives #4: Rachel Harrington
Monday, Oct 15, 2007
We all need a little sunshine these days, as an autumnal drizzle has returned to the Pacific Northwest. Singer Rachel Harrington is here to provide it. A third-generation Oregonian, Rachel was raised on a steady diet of Stax soul and hard country. Her songs are poignantly delicate, strongly rooted in the Appalachian gospel tradition of straightforward storytelling. "If anything," says Rachel, "I think I'm actually a short story writer. The story always comes first."
This edition of Folklives features an excerpt from Rachel's performance at the 2007 Northwest Folklife Festival.
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