Rachel Eckroth releases When It Falls today, produced by bassist/producer/husband Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie’s Blackstar/Tedeschi Trucks Band). Perhaps better known as a jazz keyboardist, Eckroth here evokes the aura of the late David Bowie, experimental rockers Can and perhaps a great, lost David Lynch soundtrack.
When It Falls has been lauded by PRI’s Echoes, BlackBook, Keyboard Magazine and PopMatters, to name a few, and explores sonic textures that combine Eckroth’s jazz roots with Lefebvre’s use of pedals and FX. The album features Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Matt Chamberlain and more. Purchase / Stream When It Falls HERE.
While When It Falls marks new musical ground, it’s not the first time Eckroth has shown a knack for the unexpected. Growing up in Phoenix, the keyboardist was already playing in bands before studying music at both the University of Nevada and Rutgers. She released her acclaimed jazz trio debut Mind in 2005 and a more expansive jazz/pop record (Let Go) in 2014.
More recently, Eckroth played keyboards with the experimental jazz trio Antelog, performed as the backing vocalist and keyboardist for popular singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and served as part of the house band for NBC’s The Meredith Vieira Show. She was also the Assistant Music Director for the Women’s March in D.C. in early 2017.
Eckroth is currently on a west coast release run fand will be touring this fall opening for Rufus Wainwright, while also playing in his band. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
Rachel Eckroth Tour dates:
Oct 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Blue Whale Jazz Club
Oct 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Oct 25 – San Diego, CA @ Bread & Salt
Nov 09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre *
Nov 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic *
Nov 12 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater *
Nov 14 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre *
Nov 17 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater *
Nov 20 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
Nov 22 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
Dec 04 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre *
Dec 05 – Boston, MA @ Emerson Colonial Theatre *
Dec 07 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre *
Dec 08 – Bethesda, MD @ Strathmore *
Dec 10 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Paramount Theatre *
Dec 11 – Nashville, TN @ The CMA Theatre *
Dec 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall *