Rachel Cole (formerly Elaine Cole) is a folk-driven singer/songwriter born and raised in Nashville. In her first year of professionally performing, her lyrics and melodies have captivated audiences nationwide. Before her ventures west, Rachel sang in The Stolen Faces, Lady Couch, and Allen Thompson Band. After touring the West coast this summer, Rachel is now based in Nashville, and plays around town frequently, in many different outfits. This promising artist draws influence from her southern roots through her lyrics. Her music has grabbed the attention of many of the city's finest; including John Prine, Todd Snider and members of Widespread Panic. Highlights of her debut tour (summer '19) include playing Terrapin Crossroads (SF), Hawthorne Theater (PDX), and grabbing the attention of acclaimed producer, Tucker Martine (Flora Martine Rec). Rachel has enchanted audiences through her honest lyrics, confidence, and humility. She lives through music, it saturates her life and is, for her, a necessary vehicle for expression. Her debut single, "Blame It on the Roses" received rave reviews, and landed her a first place spot as The Deli Magazine's Emerging Americana Artist of the Month (June '19). Since the release, Rachel Cole has been touring extensively around the country. Her debut unplugged single, "Rugged Road" is out now!
Rachel Cole (Born Rachel Paschket) began her musical career as a child, singing in church choirs and music camps in her hometown of Franklin, Tennessee. Shortly after moving to southern California as an adolescent, Rachel's vocal abilities received recognition in the forms of a MACY Award as well as an OUTLOOK Award, both for best overall vocal performance. After spending early high school years training in a musical theater environment at Laguna Beach High School and OCHSA, Rachel took her musical knowledge and applied to her southern roots. This bred a rabid appreciation for bluegrass and roots music, prompting her to join The Stolen Faces, where she would recreate the vocal abilities of Donna Jean Godchaux in a touring Grateful Dead tribute from 2015-2017. From singing with Allen Thompson and Elizabeth Cooke, to starting her own band with Bradley Rosen (The Stone Hollers) in Portland, Oregon, Elaine has followed her passion of delving into the Americana. Rachel released her first solo original effort, "Wait For Rain EP" in August 2017. She has recently released her first single, "BLAME IT ON THE ROSES" with the help of some sessions friends in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. This single has taken shape as a bonus track on the rerelease of "Wait For Rain". OUT NOW! The single has since received rave reviews, as well as various spots on Spotify Playlists, and was even featured on Alternative Root's Magazine Top Ten in Americana. Since moving back to Nashville in the fall of 2019, Rachel has toured the southeast with her guitarist, Thomas Hoffman (Stolen Faces). She will be releasing three new singles this fall with the help of Baby Robot Media.