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NYC songstress performs her hit “Bumblebee” at GSTV’s Manhattan Studio
NYC-based Rachel Brown is an eclectic performer who combines elements of Caribbean, Hawaiian, hip-hop and country music into a kind of indie world pop that’s catchy and easy on the ear. With her guitar, ukelele and distinctly sultry voice, Brown began writing and performing songs while she was a student at Harvard. Soon she began playing gigs, attracting the… Read More
Eclectic NYC songstress is on the rise
By Alex Baker
NYC born and raised, Rachel Brown is a singer/songwriter who play plays guitar and ukulele. With her alt-country melodies and a distinct voice that’s equal parts sweet and sultry, Rachel fronts an eclectic band comprised of African and Caribbean musicians. The group’s sound fuses varying influences that include country, hip-hop, and world music into a captivating and unique pop sound.
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The walls of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge are layered with yellowed customer snapshots that are God-only-knows how old. Needless to say, Tootsie’s doesn’t have the glitz of some of the newer honky-tonks, and that’s precisely why it’s so great. Purchased in 1960 by a Tennessee native named Tootsie Bess, the establishment (which backs up to the Ryman Auditorium on Lower Broadway) was originally named “Mom’s,” but was renamed after the façade was painted an “orchid” color.