Song of the Day: “Starlight” by Rachael Yamagata

Song of the Day: "Starlight" by Rachael Yamagata


Today’s song is “Starlight” by Rachael Yamagata. This song is off Chesapeake which will be released on October 11th. This will be the first studio album three years Chesapeake, produced by John Alagia (Liz Phair, Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz and Yamagata’s Happenstance), will be out on October 11th be self-released on her very own Frankenfish Records. Twelve days following the release of Chesapeake, Yamagata will hit the road on an extensive tour of the United States starting on October 24th in Portland, Maine at the Port City Music Hall and wind down on December 22nd in New York City at City Winery (see dates below).

Yamagata also teamed up with PledgeMusic the leading international direct-to-fan platform for musicians raising funds to record and tour. On July 7th, Yamagata launched her PledgeMusic Campaign, and thanks to a devoted global fan-base she quickly exceeded her goal.

“It was a leap of faith to trust that all of the pieces would somehow fall together even if it seemed we were crazy. And they did,” adds Yamagata. “I am grateful beyond words to my fans and PledgeMusic who have helped bring Chesapeake to life.”

Yamagata emerged in 2005 when songs from Happenstance and her self-titled debut EP, turned up in such films and television shows as Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, In Her Shoes, Prime, How I Met Your Mother, Nip/Tuck, One Tree Hill, and The O.C., on which she made a guest performance. The single “Worn Me Down” was a Top 5 Hit at AAA Radio. She also appeared on albums by Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Jason Mraz, Bright Eyes, and Mandy Moore. Her tours have included runs with Adams, LaMontagne, Moore, Liz Phair, Gomez, and Sara Bareilles, as well as playing shows with Pete Townsend, Aimee Mann, David Gray, Damien Rice, and Air.

Listen below and for more information on Rachael Yamagata check out her official website, Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Rachael Yamagata “Starlight” by bbgunpress

RACHAEL YAMAGATA 2011 TOUR DATES

OCTOBER
24th – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
25th – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Lodge
27th – Ithaca, NY – Deliah’s
28th – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
30th – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
31st – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live

NOVEMBER
1st – Washington, DC – Birchmere
2nd – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
4th – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
5th – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
6th – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom (Small Room)
7th – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall
8th – Chicago, IL – Logan Square
10th – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom
11th – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
12th – Davenport, IA – Redstone Room
14th – Kansas City, KS – Record Bar
16th – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
18th – Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
20th – Spokane, WA – A Club
21st – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
22nd – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
23rd – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
25th – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
27th – San Diego, CA – Casbah
29th – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
30th – Tuscon, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

DECEMBER
2nd – Austin, TX – Parish
3rd – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
4th – Dallas, TX – The Loft
5th – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom – 2nd Stage
7th – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
8th – Nashville, TN – 12th and Porter
9th – Birmingham, AL – Work Play
10th – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
12th – Charleston, SC – New Brookland Tavern
13th – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
15th – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
16th – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
17th – Louisville, KY – Headliners
18th – Columbus, OH – The Basement
20th – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
21st – New York, NY – City Winery
22nd – New York, NY – City Winery

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