Homesteading. That’s what Rachel Harrington’s been up to since the release of her last solo album, Celilo Falls, in 2011. Once touted by Maverick magazine as “the hardest working woman in Americana” due to her relentless touring schedule, Harrington decided to take a year-long sabbatical.

“Just needed time to re-charge. I figured a year would do it. But one year snowballed into many. I got a job, bought a home, bought horses, settled down near my family. Once those kinds of roots have been laid, it’s hard to decide to pull up stakes again.”

Hush The Wild Horses, Rachel’s 5th full-length studio album of original songs, is due out 2019. In the meantime, she’s releasing I Wish I was in Austin, a CD of covers by some of her favourite songwriters. An homage of sorts, it’s a solo acoustic album that harkens back to her debut demo from 2004. That debut, Halloween Leaves, garnered the young Harrington a good deal of praise for her unique interpretations of tunes from the Americana canon. The new covers album has tracks written by Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Lyle Lovett, and Neil Young, among others. “I wanted an album that took me back in time to where I started. Where I was just a girl in love with a guitar and in search of the perfect song.” A girl in love with a guitar. Is there any better place to start?



Thu 4 Penzance Acorn Theatre

Sat 6 Poole Lighthouse

Sun 7 Maidenhead Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

Tue 9 Cockermouth, Cumbria Wild Zucchinis

Wed 10 Dunfermline Dunfermline Folk Club, The Glen Tavern

Thu 11 Dunoon Dunoon Burgh Hall

Thu 18 Montrose Montrose Folk Club, The Links Hotel

Wed 24 London Green Note

Thu 25 Newbury Arlington Arts Centre

Fri 26 Bishop Wilton, East Yorkshire Bishop Wilton Hall

Sat 27 Leeds Seven Arts

Sun 28 Nottingham The Running Horse

Mon 29 Birmingham Kitchen Garden Café

Tue 30 Sheffield Greystones


Fri 2 Durham Old Cinema Launderette

Sat 3 Scarborough Woodend Gallery

Sun 4 Cottingham, East Yorkshire The Back Room



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