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For Immediate Release
February 28, 2020
mpress records

Rachael Sage Releases Single "Blue Sky Days" Ahead of Forthcoming Album

Character Out March 6

Currently On Tour With Howard Jones

“When you step into Sage’s world, you find yourself being encompassed in lush sound with a few surprises” - Ghettoblaster

“Fresh, catchy, and relevant...simply breathtaking”- The Vinyl District

Blue Sky Days Single

Listen / Share "Blue Sky Days" here

As featured in American Songwriter, Rachael Sage released her latest single, “Blue Sky Days”, from upcoming album Character to be released next Friday, 3/6. The song is a meditative ode to healing inside and out, featuring inspired strings and a persistent guitar that easily bridges the styles of earlier singles, “Both Hands” and “Character”.

Rachael Sage's upbeat "Blue Sky Days" was written in the days recovering from her recent cancer experience, inspired directly by the imagery in the popular Headspace meditation app. Propelled by an ambitious string arrangement and Sage's signature arpeggiated piano riffs, Sage hopes the gratitude-centric song will serve as a source of hopeful uplift to anyone going through tough times. Produced by Sage and Grammy© winner Andy Zulla (Rod Stewart, Kelly Clarkson).

"As I was regaining my strength and recovering, I started to have my dear friend and longtime violinist Kelly Halloran come and visit me regularly. I hadn't had the energy to play music in over 6 months, and I very much wanted her to help me find my way back to playing. I was so eager to create something new, and also I wanted to prove to myself I could still summon inspiration even in the wake of a physical and ultimately a very spiritual crisis. Inspiration came in the form of the 'blue sky' imagery in my Headspace meditation app – and the revelation that of course, eventually, the clouds do clear. The song is essentially about hope, as well as a particular kind of gratitude that is much stronger because it's grounded in mindfulness." - Rachael Sage

Sage is currently on the road supporting 80s music icon Howard Jones, after accepting his personal invitation to join his US Acoustic Trio tour. The 33-date tour began in January and sees her supporting in cities that include Los Angeles, Austin, St. Paul, New York City, and Miami. See below for a full list of live dates.

Her upcoming album Character is available to pre-order on vinyl & deluxe 2-disc hardcover CD book on the MPress Records online store, as well as a standard CD version on Amazon Music.

For more information, press photos, or to receive a review copy of "Blue Sky Days" and/or Character, please contact:

US Press - MPress Records
Jill Richmond Johnson // // 212-481-7243

UK Press - Fifth Element Media
Catherine Hockley // // +44 0207-722-0000 

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Rachael Sage Character


Oriental Theater
Denver, CO *
Shank Hall
Milwaukee, WI *
Ordway Concert Hall
St. Paul, MN *
Diamond Jo Mississippi Moon Bar
Dubuque, IA *
Arcada Theatre
St. Charles, IL *
Acorn Theater
Three Oaks, MI *
20 Monroe Live
Grand Rapids, MI *
The Kent Stage
Kent, OH *
St. Andrew's Hall
Detroit, MI *
Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Warrendale, PA *
Hangar Theatre
Ithaca, NY *
Universal Preservation Hall
Saratoga Springs, NY *
City Winery
Boston, MA *
Narrows Center For The Arts
Fall River, MA *
The Paramount
Huntington, NY *
Wall St. Theater
Norwalk, CT *
Sony Hall
New York, NY *
Sellersville Theater
Sellersville, PA *
The Birchmere
Alexandria, VA *
City Winery
Atlanta, GA *
Maxwell C. King Center
Melbourne, FL *
North Beach Bandshell
Miami Beach, FL *
Palladium Theatre
St. Petersburg, FL *
Club Passim
Cambridge, MA
Atomic Tom's
Binghamton, NY
Folk Music Society of Huntington
Huntington, NY
Swansea Pride
Swansea, UK
Flour & Flagon
Manchester, UK
West Street Live
Sheffield, UK
Kitchen Garden Cafe
Birmingham, UK
Percy's Cafe Bar
Whitchurch, UK
The Exchange
North Shields, UK
The Bedford
London, UK
Joe's Pub
New York, NY
The Hotel Cafe - Second Stage
Los Angeles, CA
Pete's Candy Store
Brooklyn, NY
* supporting Howard Jones


Since founding her own label MPress Records two decades ago, NYC-based alt-pop artist and multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage has steadily released over a dozen albums of vibrant, dynamic music with poetic, image-rich lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. Often designing her own album artwork, costumes and musical instruments, Sage has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Ani DiFranco, Beth Hart, Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins and Howard Jones. Raised mainly on classical music, doo-wop, ‘70s folk and British pop, Sage possesses a rare combination of musical ingenuity, visual dynamism and emotional insight. Her songs are cinematic and beautiful, and her production layered, lush and laced with orchestral surprises.

Sage's forthcoming album Character is a song cycle written as the beloved indie artist was recovering from endometrial cancer in 2018. Throughout the revelatory 12-song collection, Sage reflects on such concepts as gratitude, compassion, authenticity and optimism, questioning what comprises character – and lifting herself up in the process.

Balancing the poetic lyricism for which she is best known with a newfound reverence for music as a healing tool, Sage is in the midst of a creative renaissance, merging her experience of survivorship with both music and activism. Character is a musical testament to the miracle and mystery of the human experience, in all its inspiring, painful and confounding glory. Currently back out on tour with Howard Jones, the former ballerina says she has "come to realize that music is the most powerful healing tool I have ever encountered. It has quite literally saved my life, and I intend for the rest of my career to be a long, slow dance of gratitude."

For more information on Rachael's upcoming US & UK tour dates, visit