Rachel Harrington -American Country Soul Star

15 April 2011 08:00 PM

 American country soul star, Rachel Harrington is to play at Worcester’s Guildhall on April 15th as part of her UK wide tour it has been announced.
Harrington will play Worcester’s newest music venue as part of the Gilded Friday’s season.
Championed by Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2, her two acclaimed Americana albums both hit the top spot of the Euro-Americana Chart with her latest album Celilo Falls debuting at number 3.
Drawing from a rich array of influences including an upbringing in the Pentecostal pines of Oregon and a dad with a secret stash of Motown and Stax albums, glimpses of Otis Redding, Loretta Lynn, Sam Cooke, Hank Williams, Ray Charles and Emmylou Harris can all be spotted prowling the edges of Harrington’s work.
Organiser of the Gilded Friday season, Deborah Hodgson comments, “We are so privileged to welcome one of American music’s rising stars. My good friend Craig Letourneau, a painter from the Kestrel gallery heard that Rachel was looking for a venue to end her UK tour and so we seized the opportunity to host her in Worcester. This will be a rare treat for local music fans.”
Harrington will be supported by local Wolverhampton singer/songwriter Ben Drummond who himself has been hailed as a star of the future after being championed by one of the USA’s most renowned record producers, Ryan Tedder.