Rachael Cantu


Her guitar rambles like Jack Elliott and Woody Guthrie, her lyrics haunt like Dylan and Elliott Smith, and her voice is sweet and torn like Bjork and Patty Griffin – as if they all had their hands on her strings, their breath in her gut.

When she’s not on the road, Rachael splits her time between Boston and her native Los Angeles: “Both coasts are important places to be when doing music,” she said, “I’m not just an LA person or a NY or Boston person. Living like this is my way of being everywhere.” Captivating as a solo performer or with a band, Rachael has cultivated a substantial fan base and garnered widespread acclaim for her live performances, opening for artists such as Dear Nora, Ben Lee, and for Tegan and Sara on two recent North American tours, winning over crowds and building a nationwide following.