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Incandescent singer Rachael Price and virtuosic whistler, guitarist, and singer Vilray met at New England Conservatory in the early 2000s. In the years since, the Brooklyn-based duo has forged a unique sound that recalls the close harmonies and down-home intimacy of live radio in the 1930s and ‘40s. With a mix of standards and originals, Rachael & Vilray have performed at venues around New York City and beyond, recently appearing at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival. In between their individual gigs—Vilray as a touring solo musician who recently opened for The Gipsy Kings, and Price as frontwoman of the soul-rock band Lake Street Dive—these two busy musicians have carved out space for this special project and its warm, simple arrangements that put the spotlight on their musicality and the old-fashioned art of a well-crafted song.
“Few people on the planet are as good at anything as Price is at singing.”– Vanyaland
“They’re tasty, torch-y and Dan Hicks-y, in an easy-swinging way.”– The Daily Gazette (Schenectady)