Rachel Eckroth

BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity (130 Pine St, Northampton, MA )

Photo By Lynne Graves
Entertainment + Music
Pianist, composer, and singer Rachel Eckroth’s first release on Rainy Days Records unveils fresh sounds from her evolving artistry. Steeped in synth orchestration, The Garden reflects a nuanced exploration of sonic impulses and inquiries alongside Eckroth’s signature layered compositions and glimmers of trance-inducing vocals. ___ Eckroth began composing for big bands and large ensembles early in her career. Those years spent writing very deliberately and creatively using different textures and compositional arcs have had a compelling influence on her songwriting and her artistic identity as a solo artist. ___ The Garden compromises her experiences as a collaborator in a variety of contexts—including features with Rufus Wainwright, St. Vincent, KT Tunstall, Donny McCaslin, Tia Fuller, and Chris Botti—over the course of her career.