I texted Rachel Garlin to tell her that Paul Freeman in the Merc and affiliates reviews favorably her new release “Wink at July” and says it’s “warm and wonderful..” which for a text message is an adequate review of a review but here in the infinite and plastic and ever-expanding blogosphere I am going full-freeman:
Garlin, who grew up in Berkeley and now lives in San Francisco with her wife and two young boys, has impressively made the transition from teacher to troubadour. The singer-songwriter’s new album is warm and wonderful. Poetic lyrics and pleasing melodies, combined with Garlin’s appealing vocals, make this album difficult to resist. She paints vivid pictures and tells intriguing stories. Highlights include the rhythmic “This Winding Road” and “Spin,” as well as the winsome “Flying Together.” “Wink at July” will be released on iTunes April 21. Pre-orders are available now. Garlin plays San Francisco’s Viracocha, March 14.
Meanwhile i notice Rachel has a pr-consultant Wendy something who also once worked on Archers of Loaf. I thought I am the only person who loves AOL and Rachel Garlin!
I also have more photos to post both from her sneak preview show in Menlo Park and her big todo in Sf. I have a two-shot of she and Julia Wolf 4-handing the piano.