Rachel Ann Weiss Has Something To Say About 'Dear Love'
'I play guitar and sing. I've been writing songs for years. Some of them even turned out pretty good'...it seems that NYC native Rachel Ann Weiss has a dry sense of humor to go along with her obvious musical talents, with 'pretty good' being a touch modest when it comes to describing her natural aptitude as a singer/songwriter, her ear for thoughtful lyrics, polished arrangements and a soulful-pop sensibility clearly on display in her rumination about having to move on from a lost love, 'Dear Love', the smoky allure and mature, smoothly sophisticated tone of her voice infused with a touch of insouciance as she sings over the rolling confidence of the song's laid back groove.
The daughter of actress Kathleen Turner, Weiss took some time becoming comfortable enough to make her debut album, saying 'I waited a long time to make an album because I just wasn't confident', moving forward with the encouragement of a band mate who was hugely impressed when he heard some of her solo demos, 'I remember he said "These are too good", that was a turning point for me'.
Influenced by artists such as Jeff Buckley, Adele, Flearoy, Melody Gardot, Amy Winehouse and Fiona Apple, she released her album 'Dear Love' in 2012, spreading the word about her music locally through playing the NY live circuit, and internationally with a tour of the UK and Scotland. Soon to be playing shows on the West Coast, Weiss wowed the crowd at the most recent Live From OZ showcase in NY.