Rachael Yamagata In Concert

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Set List

  • "Even If I Don't"
  • "Starlight"
  • "Saturday Morning"
  • "You Won't Let Me"
  • "The Way It Seems to Go"
  • "Miles on a Car"
  • "Full On"
  • "Deal Breaker"
  • Encore: "Be Be Your Love"

Rachael Yamagata is a vibrant singer-songwriter whose rich and sultry voice channels influences from jazz, pop, rock and blues. That array of styles makes sense, considering that Yamagata first honed her skills as a vocalist for the funk band Bumpus and lent her voice to three of its albums.

As she shifted into a solo career, Yamagata released her first full-length LP, Happenstance, in 2004. Her new album, Chesapeake, came out this month. With a smoky voice that swirls above her elegant keyboard melodies, the product is a whimsical yet heartbreaking ode to lost love. In anticipation of the album's release, Yamagata joined forces with her brother, director Josh Ruben, to produce a video for the single "Even If I Don't."

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