Brooklyn duo Gracie and Rachel wrap up their breakout year with more nods from NPR Music; their song “Only A Child” is featured as one of The 100 Best Songs of 2017 and Bob Boilen included them in his Top 10 Albums of 2017. The highlight follows their Tiny Desk Concert and other accolades for their self-titled debut, released in June.
In addition, Gracie and Rachel have landed the coveted spot to open for Ani DiFranco, kicking off in February 2018. In October they joined DiFranco at Babefest, a festival of music, community and activism in Provincetown, MA. Dates are below and at www.gracieandrachel.com.
Gracie and Rachel are a study in duality: light and dark, classical training with a pop sensibility, Californians in New York. On their debut album, Gracie and Rachel pit anxiety and tension against an almost serene self-assurance. Like their stylized color palette of black and white, the duo’s instrumentation appears simple and spare at first glance, but there’s a powerful prism effect at work in their music that brings us back to the concept of duality: their songs are intimate and expansive, questioning and confident. The creative pair met in high school in Berkeley, California and reunited in Brooklyn, New York, building out a loft to be their home and studio where they crafted this debut. Having shared stages with powerhouses Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Joseph, among others, to experience the band live displays an almost tangible quality to their deeply rooted bond.
Gracie and Rachel on tour:
+ supporting San Fermin
^ supporting Ani DiFranco
1.11.18 // Brooklyn, NY // Brooklyn Bowl +
2.20.18 // Kansas City, MO // Madrid Theatre ^
2.21.18 // Iowa City, IA // The Englert Theatre ^
2.23.18 // Minneapolis, MN // First Avenue ^
2.24.18 // Chicago, IL // Park West ^
2.25.18 // Madison, WI // Capitol Theater ^
2.27.18 // Grand Rapids, MI // 20 Monroe Live ^
2.28.18 // Bloomington, IN // Buskirk-Chumley Theater ^
3.2.18 // Nashville, TN // Marathon Music Works ^
3.23.18 // Sellersville, PA // Sellersville Theater +