Rachael Yamagata performs live in The Current studio

Rachel Yamagata
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Rachael Yamagata performs live in The Current studio
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After college at Northwestern University, Rachael Yamagata got her music start with Chicago band Bumpus. After six years of touring, she decided to go solo releasing her first self-titled EP in 2003, which she followed up with her first full-length "Happenstance" a year later.

She signed with Warner Brothers and released a double-disc "Elephants...Teeth Sinking into Heart," which placed her faster, rocking songs on disc with the softer, more emotional songs on the other. Now on her third album "Chesapeake," her music style has morphed from emotionally-driven break-up songs to lighter, playful songs.

Songs performed: "Even If I Don't," "Dealbreaker," and "Starlight."

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  • Rachael Yamagata performs in The Current studio In 2001, after six years with Chicago funk bank, Bumpus, singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata decided to go solo. Now, one album and three EPs later, she's releasing a new double-disc album entitled, "Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart."