Rachel Allyn is a country
singer/songwriter whose talent is hard to ignore. With a voice
full of power, emotion, and grace, she is reminiscent of some of
the great female talents that have come before her. She has one
foot squarely rooted in country music while the other resides in
good, old fashioned rock and roll. One hand has a firm grip on
today’s sound, while the other steadfastly holds onto the
classics. Rachel represents the past and present of country
music and does so with respect, talent, and class.
Rachel has performed in a wide variety of venues, spanning from
sunny California, through the honky-tonks of Tennessee, to the
dive bars of New York City. In addition to being an accomplished
solo performer, she has had the honor of performing a live duet
with Bobby Bare and has managed to get onstage in impromptu
performances with Shania Twain and Gretchen Wilson. Rachel has
also had the privilege of working in the studio with such
producers as Ron Haffkine, Don Oriolo, and Con Fullam.
“Late Nights and Early Mornings” is Rachel’s first fully
produced EP release. The record seamlessly represents a variety
of Rachel’s different musical influences. It kicks off with the
driving modern bluegrass sounds of “Stand Still” and moves to
the sweet ballad “Bury Myself in Your Arms Tonight.” The
southern rock tinged “Gettin’ By” gives way to the powerfully
bare acoustic arrangement of “When the Young Ones Go”. Finishing
off the EP is the down home rockabilly kick of “You Drive Me
Many talented souls lent their skills to the making of this EP.
Many going above and beyond the call of duty to make it the best
it could be.