Rachel Brooke

“Twangy and Powerful”- Parade Magazine 

“Brooke is a revelation that’s both retro and modern — and as real as the rural place she calls home. Which all makes us very happy to be premiering a good example of her prodigious talent” -Cowboys and Indians Magazine 

"Superb country poetry" - Americana Highways

"..the album is just as outstanding. If you make one blind buy this year, make it this one.” – NO DEPRESSION

"The Queen of Underground Country is back to show all you whipper snappers how instilling pain and heartbreak in a country song is done" - Saving Country Music

"Some of the purest, direct music you'll hear from a contemporary artist" - Pop Matters

“Sturgill Simpson officially reignited interest in the kind of outlaw country that cats like Waylon Jennings made popular in the 70’s. Others would soon follow. I have always been surprised that this hasn’t happened on the women’s side of the microphone with the same amount of haste…That slot was left for Rachel Brooke” -Disciples of Sound

“She’s a charismatic, drawling low alto with a terrific, conversational delivery on this bluesy strut. There’s a great deal of promise here.” -Robert Oermann, Music Row Magazine

"Like the early Johnny Cash, she has an ability to deliver performances that are commercial and accessible while avoiding the antiseptic syrup that spills over much of mainstream Nashville’s output" - Americana Highways 

"Drenched in old-school C&W flavor, but with aspects of the execution situating her as something other than a mere throwback"- Vinyl District

"Lyrically witty and expressive" - The Amp

"A warm exploration of sadness" - Tower Records

"Shooter Jennings is right. Rachel Brooke is an artist to keep your eyes (and ears) on. It’s safe to assume that she has spent a lot of time listening to old country records because she captures the spirit of old country music in every song, especially in the sad ones.” – GLIDE MAGAZINE

"It’s the kind of voice that makes everything it touches sound like a vintage country jukebox, but Brooke pairs it with exciting, expectation-dodging influences that elevate The Loneliness in Me above mere Nashville pastiche.” – NORTHERN EXPRESS

" Rachel Brooke is not only a singular talent, if you ask me she is a national treasure." -Saving Country Music 

“..we should all be keeping our eyes on her.” –Shooter Jennings 

Brooke grew up in a bluegrass/folk family but rocked out in a punk band as a teenager. Now she’s living in northern Michigan and recorded the tracks on her new album without computers — now that’s killer." -Craig Shelburne, CMT  

"..one of the most naturally-blessed voices in country today" - Saving Country Music  

 

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Rachel Brooke with Modern Mal:  

Modern Mal are what might happen if blurry reincarnations of Leonard Cohen and Dolly Parton hooked up to form a bent Americana band in the Michigan north woods..(B+) - Robert Christgau, Noisey/ Vice  

“An intriguing piece of art." - Popmatters.com 

We’ve all looked up at the night sky hoping to see some kind of transcendent celestial sight — a shooting star, an eclipse, something from The X-Files. Those sights happen rarely, though, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t beauty to be found in simply looking. -American Songwriter 

..attention to melodic detail makes for a stirring experience, but it is ultimately their exceptional lyricism that will bring listeners back again and again. -Atwood Magazine

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