“Wandering Soul,” Rachel Levitin, IOTA Club & Cafe, Arlington, Virginia, May 2, 2013. Concert to Benefit The One Fund Boston.
This past Fall, I had the extreme pleasure of sharing a bill with my new found friends out of Chicago The Future Laureates at The Velvet Lounge in Washington, DC. They’re a pop-rock band that really know how to 1) make a solid album of memorable songs and 2) play an impressive live show.
When TFL member Danny Surico called me up a few weeks ago to see if I wanted to join the boys for another show in DC this Spring, along with the extremely talented Mike Mangione & The Union (also out of Chicago), I couldn’t say no. I’m really looking forward to sharing the DC stage with these two bands from my hometown (aka the Windy City) in one of my favorite listening rooms in town. It’ll be a great night of live original music.
Ebenezers Coffeehouse is a top-notch venue and also proves to be a pleasant experience as a performer, patron, or audience member. The coffee’s great, the vibe is chill, and the people who go to concerts there actually stop chatting long enough to listen to the music being played. In the words of another Chicago band Cobalt and the Hired Guns, “Everybody Wins!”
Tickets are now available for Friday, April 12’s show at Ebenezers featuring Rachel Levitin, The Future Laureates, and Mike Mangione & The Union.
Recorded in Chicago, Ill. during June 2012.
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Monday, November 5th at Pound the Hill, 621 Pennsylvania Ave SE, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$4 happy hour (beer, wine, appetizers) all night
$10 suggested donation at the door. Let’s show cancer how powerful we are!
If you cannot attend, please consider donating to Cathy’s cause. Visit Unite Against (http://uniteagainst.net/) to learn more.
This past June I spent some time back in my home town of Chicago to play a show, visit with family, and meet the infamous Michael Teach of the Chicago Acoustic Underground podcast. The show has featured hundreds of local and national acts, including American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox. Michael’s got a great thing going in Chicago in addition to his record label CAU Dog Records, so it was an immense pleasure to spend an afternoon with him recording a podcast for all to hear.
The episode recorded this summer now up at https://chicagoacoustic.net/#/content/podcasts/444-rachel-levitin-1691 so feel free to listen at your leisure!
Here’s an acoustic preview of a song from the upcoming album featuring Zia Hassan on guitar. Zia will be joining me for a show at The Velvet Lounge in Washington, D.C. on October 3 for what is sure to be an amazing night.
Fun Fact: This song, “Head Held High,” was originally written nearly 10 years ago while I was still in high school. Since then, with the guidance of my album’s producer and my new songwriting partner Dave Mallen, the song was revamped for its eventual release in 2013.
In honor of the October 3 show at Velvet Lounge, we wanted to put the FINAL poster design decision in the hands of the fans! Take a minute to browse the album of options (designed by Lung-I Lo). Then all you need to do is “Like” or comment on your favorite. We’ll tally the votes and print the poster – which will be signed by all the bands – and have them available for sale (in limited quantities) on the 3rd. See you there!
You can find the poll here.