Artist Rec :: Gracie and Rachel

Today’s Artist Recommendation is Gracie and Rachel. They’re a fantastic “baroque pop” duo. They’re on Ani DiFranco’s label, Righteous Babe Records.

Gracie and Rachel sitting on the floor

Photo credit Tonje Thilesen

Pianist-vocalist Gracie Coates and violinist Rachel Ruggles met as high schoolers in a modern dance class at their public high school in Berkeley, CA. They are now based in Brooklyn, NY. Lucky for us they live together and have been able to release a new record in 2020. It’s called Hello Weakness, You Make Me Strong and it’s wonderful.

Their music is composed of beautiful pop melodies, piano, violin, and lovely harmonies. Rachel not only plays the violin as you would expect, but she plucks it similar to a guitar. She also plays the loop station and drum machine.

Their music is just so peaceful and what we can all use at this time.

They also do an awesome cover of Sia’s Elastic Heart 

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Amazon

Hello Weakness, You Make Me Strong (2020)
Gracie and Rachel (2017)
Gracie and Rachel on Audiotree Live


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