“Hookier than a bass tournament.” – Dan Barry, The Hartford Advocate
"The mix of fuzzy, beautiful guitar and some of the personality of acoustic rock - not to mention the terrific vocals - is one that is heady, hooky and not to be missed." - A&R Select
Described as being “bold and professional” by Dan Barry from The Hartford Advocate, Rachel Carson showcases a signature pop-rock sound. With influences such as Michelle Branch, Kate Voegele and Sheryl Crow, it's no wonder her music is said to be “hookier than a bass tournament.” Although, writing catchy tunes hadn't always been a simple task for this up and coming artist.
Growing up in the small town of Ellington, Connecticut, Rachel always knew she wanted to make a difference in someone's life. With that in mind, she writes lyrics that are raw and honest and states that, “If the music I write touches the listener in any way, whether it be the melody catching their ear or the lyrics helping them get through a situation, then I've accomplished what I always strive to do.”
She started to write songs at the age of eleven when she first learned how to play the guitar. After being in numerous bands and having only one of them stay together for five years, Rachel fronted the band, Final Fall, and began recording at the age of sixteen. Within four years, the band performed for March Of Dimes, released three demos, and recorded a live acoustic cd to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.
After deciding to go solo in 2006, Rachel was able to gain an international fanbase thanks to social media sites such as Myspace. In 2008, she released an EP titled “Breathe For You”, which has been released on Itunes, Cdbaby, and Rhapsody. She also made a music video for her song “Why” with CowsROut Productions.
Rachel released her debut album "Long Time Coming" on November 2nd, 2012.