Rachael Yamagata Returns To The Time Machine
Singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata has been our most played artist on the radio since her EP release back in 2003. Some of her earlier material were on the air before 2003 and including her stint with Bumpus, has made her one of our core artists who keeps delivering one wonderful recorded performance after another. Her approach to songs from other artists like Joni Mitchell , George Harrison and Judy Sill have kept her seven year stronghold in place on our radio dial. Add in her work with other artists as varied as; Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Robin Danar, Margaret Cho, Toots & The Maytalls, Ben Lee, Graham Colton, Katherine McPhee, Rhett Miller, Jill Cunniff, Dan Wilson, Bill Deasey, Ray LaMontagne, Chris Holmes, Ben Arthur, Jason Mraz, Bright Eyes and Mandy Moore...it appears that she will continue to be on our playlists for years to come.
Her debut release "Happenstance" produced by John Alagia kept pulling in our listeners and locking her status as "most played artist" right up until the end of 2007. Perfect timing for us because her sophomore release "Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart" was released in 2008. The album was produced by Mike Mogis (with a couple of songs produced by John Alagia) and it was an album worth the wait filled with many talented musicians like Kevin Salem, Michael Chavez, Daniel Clarke and Mark Goldenberg adding their musical gifts to the project. All of the musicians on Rachael's album raise her music to a level that many artists could only hope to accomplish in a lifetime.
Fittingly, All Music Guide's Andrew Leahey, wrote that she matches such strong songcraft with equally strong content. "So for those of you falling in love," she advises during the first disc's title track, "keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right. Throw yourself in the midst of danger, but keep one eye open at night." Spoken like a true veteran of solitude and heartbreak, and performed like one of the strongest songwriters to emerge during the early 21st century. We offer this radio aircheck of another Maui afternoon where this gifted singer-songwriter dropped in for an interview on The Time Machine with host Michael McCartney. Rachael shared her musical inspirations and insights for the double album with our radio audience. While we wait to hear what her collaboration with Mike Viola will sound like, we bring you this radio show for your listening pleasure.
Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast include; Ben Lee, Bumpus, Robin Danar, Jason Mraz, Graham Colton, Chris Holmes, Ashtar Command, Bill Deasy, Mandy Moore and John Alagia.
Official Website for Rachael Yamagata
Rachael Yamagata on MySpace Music
Below Video: "Faster" - Studio Hi-Jinx with Rachael Yamagata
Below Video: "Faster" from Rachael Yamagata
Below Video: "Elephants" from Rachael Yamagata
Below Video: Robin Danar with Rachael Yamagata as vocalist on The Rolling Stones song "2000 Light Years From Home". The video was done by Paul Vazquez (Edits) and Stephanie Gwyn Brown (Animation)
Below Video: The video that graced The Time Machine's MySpace Profile since 2004 and is now no longer there because BMG took it down, we bring you for old time's sake, "Worn Me Down" by Rachael Yamagata.