Review in the Noise – Boston

Heartbreak Is For Everyone
4 tracks

This CD produced by Peter Hayes from the group Black Rebel Motorcycle Club really showcases Rachel’s beautiful and passionate vocals. The title and opening cut is a nice Americana ballad that gets a bit funky. “Satisfy” is a country-flavored pop/rock tune and “Broken” is softer and slower, and brings iconic singers like Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn to mind. I really dig her sultry, haunting sound and her soaring melodies. Just great. A bit of alt folk/ ’50s country & western, and unplugged pop, the ending cut, “You Might Be Surprised,” is killer. Rachel, Peter, and band mates Jesse and Dan Russell really shine on this and make me want to hear more music from this talented artist. Acoustic and very well done.                           (A.J. Wachtel)