The Righteous Babes

The Righteous Babes: Gracie and Rachel, Zoe Boekbinder, Jocelyn Mackenzie 

The Righteous Babes
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Righteous Babe artists Gracie and Rachel, Zoe Boekbinder, and Jocelyn Mackenzie unite for a special ensemble performance collaborating on one another’s songs arranged specifically for this tour with Ani.

GRACIE AND RACHEL

Gracie and Rachel

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The Brooklyn-based duo Gracie and Rachel has emerged as a formidable force in challenging the boundaries of pop music. Blending baroque elements, ethereal sonic-scapes, and penetrating vulnerability, the duo creates an emotionally haunting sound all their own. Their sophomore album, Hello Weakness, You Make Me Strong, released on Righteous Babe Records, explores the depths of their emotional states and the walls we build up inside ourselves. It’s music to excavate our inner fears and help us find empowerment from within. 

Seen on stages opening for Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Julien Baker, San Fermin and more, the collaborative duo of keyboardist, Gracie Coates, and violinist, Rachel Ruggles, have performed two NPR Tiny Desk Concerts and been praised by the outlet’s Bob Boilen to “mix pop and classical in stark, infectious ways and make unforgettable, surprising music.” Look out for new music and more touring later this year.

 

ZOE BOEKBINDER

Zoe Boekbinder

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Nomadic at heart and a creator at their core, Zoe Boekbinder (they/them) was born on a farm into a family of four children. For them, music is as natural and as necessary as breath, and the way they engage as an activist. Boekbinder was raised, in part, by their grandfather — a Holocaust survivor. Having survived the horrific, prejudiced violence of his past, he instilled in Boekbinder a deep belief in justice. Songwriting has become their resistance language.

Boekbinder is one of the founding creators of the Prison Music Project and the not-for-profit album, Long Time Gone, which Salon called “one of the most hypnotically singular-sounding releases of the year.” Dr. Angela Davis said “it’s really powerful and needs to circulate more.” The songs were written in collaboration with nine men incarcerated in New Folsom Prison where Boekbinder volunteered, teaching music, for five years. Boekbinder’s upcoming record will be made by, performed by, produced by, and promoted by a team of people of marginalized genders.

 

JOCELYN MACKENZIE

Jocelyn Mackenzie

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With a shape-shifting sound that is at once personal and universal, Jocelyn Mackenzie creates intimate pop songs for a generation of seekers. She is a Brooklyn-based musician, maker, and psychic medium, best known as the singing drummer from Brooklyn’s indie-pop trio Pearl and the Beard. She released her debut solo album PUSH on Righteous Babe Records in early 2021, which American Songwriter calls "unique and infectious." PUSH was arranged entirely for string quartet and includes compositions from an all-star team of composers including Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady), Adam Schatz (Japanese Breakfast, Sylvan Esso), and Emily Hope Price (Pearl and the Beard, Kishi Bashi). 

Her music, which Under the Radar describes as “spirited, powerful, [and] jubilant,” has been heard in commercials, film, theater, and television. At her core, Mackenzie's extra-sensory skills inform her creative expressions, integrating media and meaning to create a sound that is both sensual and personal, “at once timeless and very much necessary in this moment.” (Popdust)
 

 

GRACIE AND RACHEL LINKS

Official Site: https://www.gracieandrachel.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gracieandrachel/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracieandrachel/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@gracieandrachel
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GracieandRachel
NPR Tiny Desk Concert: https://n.pr/3hVaajM
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4jKFMEVOa9uon9utRFsLLX
iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/gracie-and-rachel/882843794
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/gracieandrachel


ZOE BOEKBINDER LINKS

Official site: https://www.zoeboekbinder.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zoeboekbindermusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoeboekbinder/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/zoeboekbinder
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl4mJh9sOVNlg0NluOXKHdA
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/zoe-boekbinder/337506678
Prison Music Project: https://www.righteousbabe.com/pages/prisonmusicproject
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/zoeboekbinder


JOCELYN MACKENZIE LINKS

Official Site: https://www.jocelynmackenzie.com
EPK: https://www.jocelynmackenzie.com/epk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jocelynmcknz
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jocelynmcknz
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jocelynmcknz
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtVD6fHBNaA382DU42-kO-g
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1t7eNuO9khWwokxBtCwVzr
iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jocelyn-mackenzie/398668921
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/jocelynmcknz
BandCamp: https://jocelynmackenzie.bandcamp.com/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jocelynmcknz/_saved/