Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Rachael Yamagata has sold-out 10 of the dates on her current U.S. tour in support of her third release Chesapeake, which was released on October 11th through her own Frankenfish Records. Sold out markets on the tour (so far) include: Northampton (10/28), Boston (10/30), Washington, DC (11/1), Baltimore (11/2), Brooklyn (11/4), Pittsburgh (11/5), Los Angeles (11/29), Hoboken (12/20), and New York (12/21-22).
Chesapeake was produced by John Alagia, producer of Yamagata’s Happenstance album as well as albums from Liz Phair, Dave Matthews Band, and Jason Mraz. For the album, Yamagata recruited her “dream team” consisting of Victor Indrizzo (Sheryl Crow) on drums, guitarists Mike Viola (Candy Butchers), Michael Chaves (John Mayer), and Kevin Salem, (Dump Truck, Yo La Tengo), cellist Oli Kraus (Sia, Duffy) and Tom Freund on the upright bass. The result is an eclectic collection of songs projecting Yamagata’s newfound optimism and hopefulness, showcasing her sultry and smoky voice, rich, layered harmonies, striking ballads and soulful grooves.