“a stirring cohesion of folk and pop…a heartfelt enticement, interweaving a modern folk flourishing with elements of ’70s and ’80s nostalgia. Hooky reveals and poignant, emotive lyrical narratives.” - Obscure Sound
"This superb musician from New York City…has perfected the energy that impacts words…one of the most comprehensive musicians out there.” - Lost In The Manor
"'I Made A Case' sounds ready-made for a big blockbuster movie soundtrack with its Bacharach-esque orchestral arrangements." - Music Republic 
"In the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry, few artists possess the unyielding determination and artistic prowess that Rachael Sage embodies." - Vinyl District
"Sage’s masterful orchestral arrangement, reminiscent of the timeless style of Bacharach, coupled with Jones’ distinct vocal prowess, elevates the track ('I Made A Case') to a realm where heartbreak finds resonance." - Classic Pop Magazine
"Rachael Sage isn't just a musician; she's a true polymath...Sage's musical evolution is an ongoing story of innovation and reinvention." - Broadway World
“delicate poetry…The lyrics are deeply felt and come straight from the heart” - Music Connection
"Sage’s vocals exude a warm, summery allure and possess an enduring intimacy that instantly establishes this upbeat song ('Rebecca') as a timeless classic...an emotionally resonant journey through a lush musical landscape" - Music News
"her chamber pop (is) contemplative, accepting and triumphant...invoking influences as disparate as Ani DiFranco and U2. There’s something for everyone here — and hooks galore." - Adobe & Teardrops
"One of the most compelling and creative singers and songwriters of the modern era…. Suffice it to say Sage has made her masterpiece.”  - American Songwriter
 "'I Made A Case' is the best song you have ever written and 'The Other Side' is your strongest album so far! Your lyrics have so much depth – you're really a poet and this music is so needed, especially now...I'm so pleased with our collaboration!" – Howard Jones
"Rachael’s timeless song writing comes to the fore here, with her signature breathy, ethereal vocal style...a beacon of emotion and authenticity" - Angry Baby 
"...a wonderfully warm and embracing listen. With her sweet and tender voice layered across an illustrious folk-pop production from start to finish, 'The Other Side' continues (Sage's) ascent as one of the more passionate names doing the rounds right now." - Mystic sons
"With Sage’s timeless songwriting and hope-invoking vocal arrangements, ‘The Other Side’ is bound to soundtrack late Summer nights and early Autumn family Sundays. Its universality is undeniable, and Sage’s creativity is inspiring." - Essentially Pop
"Beatle-esque pop-rock...sonic hopefulness and poignant, timeless lyricism." - Skope

 "With "The Other Side," Rachael Sage cements her place as an influential artist in the folk-pop genre, creating music that touches people's hearts and sparks a sense of shared humanity." - Earmilk

Rachael’s delicate vocal performance deliver(s) optimistic lyrics over soft acoustic guitars and cinematic keys"Senocular

The Other Side" is one of those songs that perfectly describes the excitement of hearing folk-pop. From its gentle melodies to its sensational crescendos, this track will definitely make a strong impression". - Illustrate Magazine

"A unique musical soundscape...hauntingly beautiful to listen to."Maverick

 "Rachael Sage's profound, retro sound situates her tremendous talents with the scene, and is sure to skyrocket her career into unwavering realms" Wonderland

"If someone tells you modern musicians aren’t producing meaningful artistic statements reflective of our age, don’t believe them. Point them in the direction of Rachael Sage." - Vents Magazine

"‘The Other Side’ stands as a testament to Rachael Sage's artistic talent, a folk-pop masterpiece that intertwines the tangible with the ethereal, the emotional with the melodic." – Music-News

"Brimming with hope and optimism, this is the perfect tune to hum along to...glorious."  - The Country Note

"emotive, thoughtful...The delicate nature of Rachael’s sound and her poised, lyrical depth makes for a compelling listen." - Clout Magazine

 "Rachael Sage is a New York City songstress whose music playfully avoids simple categorization. Weaving together bits of folk, pop, rock, blues, jazz,...Sage has created an eclectic body of work that's witty, graceful, and powerfully intimate." - NPR Music

  "The spellbinding NYC-based songstress Rachael Sage has returned once again to grace us with her latest delicate and profound single "Whistle Blow"...this propulsive and musically lush track is a masterpiece." - For Folk's Sake


"(Rachael's) songs are underpinned by the search for hope, inspiration, emotional stability and warmth...her voice is very much a well-honed and multi-skilled musical instrument, always keeping the listener engaged" - Americana UK

"...wonderful way with words...very creative and emotional." - Irish Post

"Her support act (was) incredible, with music and stories from the great Rachael Sage...Under Vicar Street’s shining disco ball, fans – and lovers of music with depth – sang and clapped along to Rachael’s quirky melodic pop music. " - HOT PRESS

"The acoustically-profound production(of "Revelation Ground" ) embodies the immaculate charm of Gilmore Girls’ theme song and Bridgerton-like appeal." - Essentially Pop

"Heart-stirring singer-songwriter Rachael Sage returns with “Revelation Ground”.The meditative tune sounds much like healing—for Sage and the listener. Underscored by a riveting cello, she croons a hopeful message beneath the undertow of visceral struggle we have collectively experienced over the last few years"PopMatters

"a versatile thought-provoking singer-songwriter...producing top-flight music" - Unionville Times


"Covers are often faithful duplicates of the original recording by the artist, but that is not the case here.  If you are familiar with Rachael Sage, you’ll have an idea of the way in which she has taken this flagship song ("Ohio")  and made it her own, keeping the original depth of Neil Young’s intention while offering something fresh and newly poignant.  It’s painful in a talented, powerful, cathartic way. Watching Sage perform the song on piano in this video adds to the sensational experience of the song." - Americana Highways

"This singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is an icon of the indie music scene, a champion within the LGBTQ community, and an outspoken advocate for social justice and environmentalism. Rachael Sage certainly has what the title of her latest album states, an LP that’s simply called “Character” and includes songs baring vulnerable themes written during her cancer recovery. - Pop Magazine

"Sage released her cover of DiFranco's 'Both Hands' under the indie label she founded, MPress Records....a string quartet, matching Sage's breathy, gorgeous voice (is) a fresh new take on the classic song." - Billboard

"...a fresh take on DiFranco's 1990 cut...With a hopefulness tinging her vocals, (Sage) maintains a healing optimism between grounded, bittersweet meditations...one is able to see the effervescence with which Sage approaches the cover." - PopMatters

"Once again, Sage has conjured up a very impressive body of art that displays her musical ability, expert songwriting and with tremendous vocals."  - Maverick

"Beautiful songs...This feels to me like a breakthrough record ...a new honesty and a true voice." - Howard Jones 

"Character (is) an album as celebratory as it is humbling, as joyous as it is reflective, and filled to the brim with unadulterated gratitude for simply being alive." - Indie Music

"this timely and timeless anthem questions the definitions of societal cornerstones such as faith, integrity, authenticity, and freedom"Ghetto Blaster

"Strong vocal prowess...flows with bare beauty and sophisticated musicianship." Take Effect Magazine

"Like Kesha, Rachael Sage is a survivor...in "Bravery's On Fire," the song sizzles with emotion...the tango of "Cave," the subtle twang of "Open The Door," the gorgeous "Atmosphere" and the experimental rock of the title track are also worth a listen."The Bay Area Reporter

"Rachael's 14th solo album, Character, (is) a gratitude-filled tribute to the lessons and triumph of survivorship, offering an inviting, introspective musical experience." - Pop Magazine

"...quietly joyous...strikingly stylistic...From the fire of her adversity Rachael Sage has certainly created a beautiful collection of songs." - Rock N Reel (UK)

"...the alt-pop singer bares her soul and reveals her fight to survive and thrive, inspiring others to climb and conquer their own mountains." - Sunday Express (UK)

"An accomplished songwriter, a successful entrepreneur and a mesmerizing entertainer...The songs are thoughtful, pensive and flush with an emotional flourish, all carefully and adeptly executed...Sage is simply superb." - Goldmine


"...her most courageous release to date." - Indie Source (UK)

"Beautiful, poignant and full of support for anyone who is struggling, ‘Bravery’s On Fire’ is a song and video which must be seen and heard to be believed." - Voice Mag (UK)

"Rachael Sage wows with (her) profoundly personal video...I cannot help but walk away from watching this video with a sense of gratitude." - Essentially Pop (UK)

"...intimate...striking..." - Vents Magazine

"...beautiful, powerful, and vulnerable." - Lock Magazine

"Brave. bold, and beautiful...takes the concept of courage and puts it to the forefront of this thought provoking release." - Indie Source (UK)

"Sage impressively wrote a song that can make you sad as well as make you grateful — while feeling empowered to do anything." - American Songwriter

"Rachael has never been one to shy away from telling the truth…" - Voice Mag (UK)

"This song is one of the most magical, amazing songs I've ever heard."The lyrics are life changing, the melody and changes are filled with beauty and hope...so honest, so real, so tender, so truthful...one of my favorite songwriters of all time. This song will help everyone with all the many different trials in life we must face." - Beth Hart / Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter

"Rachael Sage has never been an individual or artist to shy away from frankly telling the truth candidly, directly and sincerely over the course of her impressive career. Sage’s latest single ‘Bravery’s On Fire’ is as frank as ever…- Essentially Pop (UK)

"New Rachael Sage single ‘Bravery’s on Fire’ is an honest exploration of courage..." - Fame Magazine (UK)

"How amazing is Rachael Sage...one of Curve's all-time favorite artists? This brilliant singer-songwriter has released a new single "Bravery's On Fire" with all proceeds going to benefit women's cancer research!" - Curve Magazine

"The stunning new Rachael Sage single "Bravery's on Fire" is a poignant meditation." - BlackBook

"(Bravery's On Fire) became an anthem for the era..." - PopMatters


"It’s rare to find an artist quite so instantaneously appealing yet simultaneously with lyrics as intellectual and honest as Rachael Sage." - Voice Mag (UK)

"Prolific singer-songwriter Rachael Sage is...a musical visionary." - Bay Area Reporter

"Rachael Sage is an artist who truly commands respect...this performer truly lights up the room in every sense. Sage and her accompanying band, the Sequins, are extremely tight and professional...(and she has) a self-assuredness on stage that only comes from years of being on the road and pounding the pavement." - Music Connection

"...captivating stage presence...a beautifully mesmeric evening." - Neon Magazine

"Entrancing, captivating and charismatic, this evening with Rachael Sage showed why she is a truly talented artist." - Indie Source (UK)

"We can’t get enough of her joyous new single, 'Alive'. A must on any feel-good playlist, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face!" - Diva Magazine (UK)

"Beguiling singer/songwriter Rachael Sage returns with 'PseudoMyopia' and once again illustrates her depth and talents as a musician and performer." - Just Listen To This (UK)

"Overall, the album ('PseudoMyopia') is a project that encourages those listening to examine the biases and prejudices that they see in their day to day life, the tracks aim to empower and embolden us to then feel capable enough to address and manage these inequalities that we see." - Voice Mag (UK)

“Sage’s witty, poetic lyrics again impress here, as do the originality and seriousness of her subject matter and the unusual musical textures she employs with instruments like cello and glockenspiel used tellingly.” - Maverick (UK)

"Between global warming, violence and war, and the current political climate, the future can look increasingly dire if you dwell on it too much. With “Alive”, Sage reminds us that it’s okay to enjoy the moment, smile, and that maybe we aren’t as doomed as we think." - Glide Magazine

"…an entrancing collection of songs…unlike anything out there in this moment in time." - Songwriter Magazine (UK)

"...(a) color-fueled fiesta of positivity and creative excellence. Sage's presence in the video is truly magnetic." - Top 40 Charts (UK)

"Fills her music with compassion, determination and through the years has learned to make her personal journeys feel universal to listeners." - Swagger Swerve

"Sage’s magnetic stage presence means that you can’t help but believe every word she says – her suggestion of a better, brighter future no longer seems so unachievable." - Female First (UK)

“(Sage) navigates difficult subject matter deftly with sensitivity and compassion, and most importantly leaves us with optimism for the future...a superb musical offering." - Vents Magazine (UK)

“Gutsy and dynamic...a daring project that shows this multi-instrumentalist in a whole new light" - Sixty Plus Surfers (UK)

"From the early days of Rachael hitting our shores in the UK and playing Soho’s Tin Pan Alley, she has gone from strength to strength … each album offering a new surprise, suffice it to say that I am a big fan of this incredible talent” -  Judd Lander UK Music Exec & Session Musician (Culture Club, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox)

"The title track is a new kind of anthem...It’s a declaration of self-assurance and vision" - Angry Baby (UK)

"The tracks, with their infectiously catchy melodies and beautifully honest lyricism, come with a reminder to be compassionate and kind even in the face of prejudice...An album that, at its core, is about the redemptive power and excitement of creativity." - Renowned For Sound (UK)

"The title track is a new kind of anthem...It’s a declaration of self-assurance and vision" - Angry Baby (UK)

"From the opening notes of 'Alive,' she sets the tone for the album, which is the true empowerment of women...'Myopia' contains the best music she has ever released...Recommendation: you simply MUST get this one!" - LA Music Critic Blog

"(Myopia is) a playful editorial concept worthy of Vanity Fair or Vogue...This design gets a 20/20 perfect score!" - Rotic Talk

"Her new offering, "Myopia", ranks among her most accomplished efforts yet." - Goldmine Magazine

"Intertwining infectiously catchy melodies with beautifully honest lyricism, Rachael’s new single ‘Spark’ is everything that we have come to expect from an artist whose creative talent knows no bounds.”  - Just Listen To This (UK)

"While Sage makes it clear that she sees the darker side of life, she chooses to focus on the positive. This is her own special form of "myopia." - Sputnik Magazine

"A gorgeous voice that can adapt to any sound on this record, it makes for an incredible listen" - Thinking Lyrically (UK)

"Rachael’s music is honest, and truthful, and documents those universal feelings of love, loss, and happiness.” - Essentially Pop (UK)

“Rachael Sage is The Queen Of New York, ever creative, ever imaginative and a natural encourager of aspiring artists.” -  Just Listen To This (UK)

"Intertwining infectiously catchy melodies with beautifully honest lyricism, Rachael’s new single ‘Spark’ is everything that we have come to expect from an artist whose creative talent knows no bounds.” - Just Listen To This (UK)

“Featuring Rachael’s velvety vocals, and expertly written lyrics, 'Spark' is a real triumph.” - Headliner Magazine (UK)

"...gritty, complex...truly stands out from her other work" - BUST Magazine

"'Myopia'...is another step in the evolution of Rachael Sage...a story teller who has never shied away from honesty and you can’t help but want to join her for the journey." - Innocent Words

"I am absolutely thrilled with Rachael’s version of "No One Is To Blame". She has really put her own original stamp on the song. Rachael is such a great artist to be touring with. Hearing her open for me every night on my US one man show was a blast." - Howard Jones

"One of music's most inimitable iconoclasts...A striking work of pop-noir, with distinctly profound lyrics…" - BlackBook

“A beautiful artistic sensibility…storytelling skill and emotional delivery that only someone as talented as Sage can provide." - PopMatters

"Pretty, powerful numbers…The ex-ballerina has terrific chops and topical lyrics” - AXS

“...inspiring...a provocative political statement.”  - Splice Magazine

“Fresh, catchy, and energizing…simply breathtaking” - Hunnypot

"Theatrical, expressive and blessed with perfect comedic timing, Sage is the kind of performer you can’t take your eyes off.” - Stereo Embers


"Sage released her cover of DiFranco's 'Both Hands' under the indie label she founded, MPress Records....a string quartet, matching Sage's breathy, gorgeous voice (is) a fresh new take on the classic song." - Billboard

"...a fresh take on DiFranco's 1990 cut...With a hopefulness tinging her vocals, (Sage) maintains a healing optimism between grounded, bittersweet meditations...one is able to see the effervescence with which Sage approaches the cover." - PopMatters

"...absolutely loved it! Congratulations...wonderful songwriting and arrangements and lovely vocals." - Howard Jones

"Weaving together bits of folk, pop, rock, blues, jazz, and cabaret while stirring in Celtic and Middle Eastern accents, Sage has created an eclectic body of work that's witty, graceful, and powerfully intimate." - AllMusic Guide

"…her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter…Sage is the stitch between the great rock and pop traditions of the past and what those traditions have wrought in the hypermodern world of the present." - Billboard.com

“She writes a fantastic hook…She very much reminded me of Dylan in the way she approaches her work.” - Phil Ramone

"…a uniquely rebellious style as quirky as it is passionate – the quintessential East Village Renaissance woman" - Keyboard Magazine

"A witty lyricist and an adept composer...heartfelt and revelatory" - iTunes Review

"Sage is one of those frighteningly diverse talents who would easily make the rest of us feel inadequate if she wasn't so darn charming" - The Washington Post

"...rich vocals, sparkling piano and yearning poetry" - Time Out New York

"(Sage channels) her inner Fanny Brice and Jewish Norah Jones..." - New York Times

"Smart, piano-driven songs that forge a resonant mixture of pop, folk and jazz, with a vocal delivery that conveys stark and yearning emotion." - CMJ

"Sexy, self possessed and impressive. This piano-playing artist's songs are both personal and socio-political... Sage has earned a place as a performer to be taken seriously, a force to be reckoned with." Performing Songwriter

"a great gift...of incredible talent and beauty." - Judy Collins

"genuine and compelling…a tattered vulnerability and quiet resolve" M Music & Musicians Magazine

"Even when Sage's mellifluous voice reveals deeper and darker hues, (it) has vibrancy and beauty." Boston Herald

"a muscular and hugely talented pop songwriter" - Uncut (UK)

"Inspired by…Elvis Costello, and backed by brilliant East Village friends of Rufus, Antony and such, Sage hits somewhere between the bed-sit and the cellarful of noise and it does you good." - MOJO (UK)

"Dexterous and haunting work, scored with dark emotional hues, rich chromatic chordings and surprising, adventurous changes. Musically sophisticated and accomplished work...standing tall next to any and all contemporary competition" - Philadelphia Daily News

"lovely and literate...folk-pop-rock, socially aware and eclectic" - The Village Voice


"The Carole King of her generation" – Blurt Magazine

“This versatility and concentration on quality songs...I don’t know any other performer who could do this and with quite such style. Stylish Rachael certainly is, but this never takes precedence over the music. – Just Listen To This (UK)

“Sage has an innate ability to engage the audience with her enchanting piano playing and powerful vocals that covers a wide dynamic range.” – M Music & Musicians Magazine

"Part Bob Dylan – part Taylor Swift – Rachael Sage has the guts, vision and talent to embody both within the confines of her music. She bares her soul on this album, her joys, her failures, her longings: she asks people to cry for her and then demands they get up and dance! And believe me, you will want to." – Maverick (UK)

"Rich with textures straddling the boundaries of pop, rock, jazz, and classical genres, this album is a colorful journey that makes you feel alive while you sit back and listen...'Choreographic' is another masterful addition to (Rachael Sage's) collection." – Innocent Words

"Sage wisdom in a chamber-pop package; 'It Would Be Enough' might be the most eloquent and perfect David Bowie Eulogy to date." – MAGNET Magazine

"an ideal example of pure pop perfection...From the opening flourish of "Heaven (Is a Grocery Store Clerk)" to the album's final fade, Choreographic is as close to a modern musical masterpiece as any artist of any gender has managed as of late. Her name rings true; she's a Sage indeed." – Elmore Magazine

"Angelic...epically romantic. (Sage's) breathy vocals float alonglist swooning strings and piano notes, creating a big setting for her rootsy, narrative lyrics." – No Depression

"...Choreographic (is) a colorful work that shares flourishes of Sigur Rós and Kate Bush, and identifies Sage as a divine musical visionary." – Glide Magazine 

"With its baroque strings and off-kilter but memorable percussion, ('Try Try Try') deliberately evokes a modern dance number fueled by triumph and feminine resilience." – Baeble Music

"'Choreographic' features 12 original compositions that will make you dance, cry, smile, and move to the beat...In less than 20 years Rachael has accomplished more as an independent artist than some artists signed to a major label have done in a lifetime." – The Daily Voice

"A sultry yet warm song that smoothly melds potentially disparate genres as folk and pop, the string-lined track tells of interpersonal longing with Aimee Mann-like poetic bewitchment." – The Deli Magazine

"[Choreographic] balances piano with chamber pop and orchestral elements to give us some memorable and addictive melodies" – Curve Magazine


"Billy Joel's gotham zing and brashness...spiked with neatly twisted takes on long-relationship dilemmas" - MOJO (UK)

"the Carole King of her generation....Sage is easily the match for any master, either past or present." - Blurt Magazine

“accomplished, immaculately-crafted...A swooning, soaring cover of Neil Young/CSN&Y’s ‘Helpless’ with a powerful-piped septuagenarian Judy Collins ends the album on a breathtaking high" – The Big Takeover

“One of New York’s most prolific and creative artists…engaging lyrics and layered instrumentation” – CURVE Magazine

“’Blue Roses’ balances rocking tracks like guitar-driven opener “English Tea” with more introspective, somber songs like “Newspaper” and “Misery’s Grace”.  – All Music Guide

"soulful and melodic…The new album explores themes of transformation and the impact one person can have on another's destiny" – Elmore Magazine

"a definite career-high...stunning" - Bay Area Reporter

"Sage, who played both guitar and piano...seemed relaxed and confident as she shared anecdotes between songs. Her material had a warm, slightly off-kilter charm that won the trust of the room." - No Depression

"**** (Four stars): Rachael Sage displays a wealth of songwriting talents...BLUE ROSES create(s) a unique sound that will capture and intrigue" - Maverick (UK)

"uniquely engaging…shines through with luminous hope" –Wisconsin Gazette

"timeless...oozes class and supreme musicianship throughout." - Record Of The Day (UK)

“Rachael Sage is one of the name in the independent music scene which has continued to grow and thrive…(she) offers up introspective, confessional, and exploratory music” – Yahoo! Music

"This here is urbane piano-folk-pop of the finest kind, written by a singer-songwriter who stands behind what she does with every fiber of her being....“Blue Roses” is doubtless Rachael’s best album in recent years. It has simply the perfect mix of melody, story, groove, fragility, coolness and emotion." - Der Hoerspiegel (DE)