Rachel McGoye has recently made Nashville, TN home base.
Having released 4 albums and weathering a good 10 year run in the Los angeles music scene, Rachel is looking forward to new opportunities and being back East. "Change this"," be this way", "wear that", "look like this" are the very words that inspired Rachel McGoye to write the title track of her latest E.P titled 'Ghetto Gloss' produced by Alex Band (formerly of The Calling). Rachel's music can be heard on various college radio stations across the globe as well as Pandora and ITUNES. Having obtained a B.A from the acclaimed Berklee College of Music, Boston, Rachel then headed to L.A, to pursue her dream of being a Singer/Songwriter. After a few years of writing and playing several shows a year, McGoye independently released her first acoustic E.P titled “ What Day Is It?” With the release of her E.P came the attraction of several Indie labels. In January of 2007, Rachel signed with 10spot Records out of Encino, CA and started recording her first full-length release titled “Beautiful Disaster.” Produced by Steve Harvey (The Temptations) and recorded at Studio at the Shores in Malibu, CA, Rachel had the astounding opportunity to record with some of L.A.’s most sought after studio musicians who have been playing for artists such as The Temptations, Chaka Kahn , Rufus Wainwright, Lauryn Hill and several other amazing artists. As a one woman army, McGoye has made some serious strides including opening up for American Idol runner-up, Kellie Pickler, at the Pineapple Festival in Jensen Beach, Florida, showcasing as a main stage artist for the 2007 NACA Regional west Conference, a 3 month cross country solo/acoustic tour, playing in 26 cities and states across the U.S.,an appearance on Fuel TV's 'The Daily Habit' as the first ever female acoustic performer on the show as well as her song "Try Try" featured as Starbucks download of the week. Rachel's latest E.P " Patchwork" is a unique progression of her pop influence and singer/songwriter roots. The move to Nashville and recording of her first record outside of L.A is clear and one of kind with the production of the duo Skylar Wilson and Jordan Lehning ( nominated for a grammy for Americana album in 2014). The Lyric writing and music production was taken to profound new level on her latest project. McGoye is currently planning a southeast tour in late summer/ fall 2014 and continues her passion of teaching music in North Florida for piano and voice.