Rachel Garlin

About

Bio:

Rachel Garlin is a Bay-Area-born troubadour whose character-filled songs have been noted for their vivid, lyrical imagery and themes that are "fresh and often unexpectedly moving" (East Bay Express).

In between her Berkeley childhood and her current life in San Francisco, Garlin has traveled the miles and miles that come with being an indie artist. From Phoenix to NYC and from Boston to South Florida to Scotland, she's toured as a mostly-solo act, collecting stories along the way and sharing them on festival stages, in coffeehouses and clubs, at house concerts, and while headlining at nationally recognized venues such as Club Passim, The Bitter End, and The Freight and Salvage.

Garlin started her career as a school teacher. She taught third grade, then eighth grade, then high school. All the while there has been another call to adventure, a tugging on the guitar strings that has moved her to write and record and tour and perform. Her April 2015 release, Wink at July, continues in the folk-rock storytelling vein that brought her accolades from the New York Songwriter’s Circle, Performing Songwriter Magazine, and won her first place in the Newport Folk Festival’s Talent Search. Media fans include Curve Magazine (“storytelling at its best” ) and Diffuser Magazine (“an impressive catalogue of unforgettable stories.”) Garlin’s songs have also aired on Click and Clack's Car Talk, NPR’s Democracy Now, and radio stations throughout the country. Her live performances bring together a natural stage presence and the same folk, rock, roots and bluegrass flavors that season her recordings.

Discography:

Wink at July  (2015)--Produced by JJ Wiesler

Bound to be Mountains (2008)--Produced by Ben Wisch

Big Blue Sky (2004)--Live at the Freight and Salvage 

Five Minutes (2002)--Produced by Lisa Zeiler

Green Light Distance (2000)--Produced by Lisa Zeiler

Publicist:

Wendy Brynford-Jones  wendy at hellowendy dot com (818) 762-7063