Independent Michigan singer-songwriter Rachel Curtis is a Lansing, MI-based contemplative folk and daydreamy, smoky pop artist. She delivers unique, seasoned vocals, weaving a common thread of heartfelt melodies throughout the varying alternative folk and pop genres.

 

Rachel’s mature vocal stylings grabbed the attention of American Idol judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan in 2018, landing her a ticket to Hollywood.

 

She has opened up for nationally-touring bands and Grammy-winning artists including Gladys Knight, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Cole Swindell, Chris Janson, and Tracy Lawrence. Her original music received a national spotlight at the 2019 CMA Fest, on the Spotlight Stage at the Music City Center in Nashville. Getting to play Common Ground Music Festival, Curtis was able to cross off one of many bucket list items by playing the same festival as her inspirations -- Brandi Carlile and City and Colour in 2019. Most recently, she opened for the “Ships In The Night” Top 20 Billboard Chart artist, Mat Kearney in September of 2021.

“Senses,” her first EP, was released in 2018, followed by five singles throughout the following year, “Dandelions,” “Intertwine,” “Penny Pincher,” “Adam & Eve,” and “Blue.” Rachel Curtis is celebrating the release of her newest single, “Sidekick” out (August, 20th 2021) on all music platforms, including a music video. Following her 2021 singles “Strobe Lights” & “I Don’t Like It” released this past February that gained impressive recognition from blogs & playlists, including NPR. View features HERE. All 2021 releases were mastered by Grammy-winning Mastering Engineer Steve Fallone (Kacey Musgraves, John Mayer, Taylor Swift). 

 

Her live band consists of herself (vocals, guitar), Jason Marr (electric guitar), Tyler Tesla (bass), and Danny Lindstrom (drums). 

 

Some of her musical inspirations include artists that also tend to blur the lines of genres like Maggie Rogers, Bishop Briggs, Vance Joy, Kacey Musgraves, Hozier, Florence & the Machine, Dua Lipa & Stevie Nicks.

Music Releases 

  • 6 song EP "Senses" May 2018

  • Single "Penny Pincher" June 2019

  • Single "Dandelions" July 2019

  • Single "Intertwine" August 2019

  • Single "Adam & Eve" November 2019

  • Single "Blue" December 2019

  • Single "Strobe Lights" February 2021

  • Single "I Don't Like It" April 2021

  • Single "Sidekick" August 2021

  • UPCOMING 2022 Album