I first heard about Rachel when the Agency was gearing up for the Robot Love extravaganza. We wanted to bring something we felt would be different from most of the local bands but kool enough to jive well with such a diverse crowd. After checking her out online, and listening to a few tracks I was convinced Rachel was the answer.
It turned out that our calculations were correct - Rachel and her live band were a huge hit! Since our show and a few 'keeping in touch' exchanges, Rachel has continued to build up a huge following in Miami and around Florida.
I would describe Rachel's music as magically exquisite goofy pleasantness. Goodrich calls it "shake-a-billy": "Not rockabilly — it doesn't rock; it shakes," she explained. Well I can't argue with her there! Her performances are electric and unexpected as Rachel herself plays about 16 different instruments including the ukulele and the kazoo!! Really how many times have you seen a show where someone plays a kazoo?
Recently I was catching up on "Weeds" (Showtime series starring Mary-Louise Parker) and at the closing credits there was that familiar sound of "Light Bulb" from Rachel's recently released "Tinker Toys". I must say that I was delighted and not entirely surprised.
Rachel continues to tour around the US and I am looking forward to the next time we can have Ms. Goodrich back here in the 321 sharing her good vibes with us here kind folk.
Jake Schneider / Madison House
Mary-Anne Costart/The Village Agency
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