So today was just what I needed. I've been slightly overwhelming myself I think by setting such high expectations for myself as to where I feel like I should be at this point, Now, I do believe it's of course a great thing to set goals and want to accomplish them, but I also realize there must be a balance as to what extent this goes... Read More >>
Rachel Ross — Memphis Recording Connection
I'm Rachel Ross.
Born and raised in the one stop light town of Somerville,TN.
I believe we are born with music in our souls- our blood naturally flowing melodically to this world, our hearts a little more in tune with life, our minds wired to think deeper than just the average seeing eye. Rhythmatic to this Universe.
Since the age I can recall my first memories, I've been in what I call the most romantic and intimate relationship a human will ever experience with MUSIC. It's the one thing I know might keep the world spinning a little longer. The one thing that can never truly leave you.
There's been a lot of extreme phases in my life, each accompanied by a different type of music genre that would unknowingly mold me into who I am today. I'll put it like this; I grew up singing in the church choir and by the age of 19 was in just about every street in the infamous hoods of Memphis. I've seen a lot. I've done a lot.I've been broken.I've been lost. I've kind of aimlessly floated through life for some years now. But I wouldn't change any of my past. I am who I am because of it. More importantly, it's inspiried my living and unborn creations of music.
I can play and sing you a song on piano or guitar with an Indie/Acoustic/Folk sound and heart wrenching lyrics.
I can rap to you about the actual raw and gritty life of the cold hearted streets. Because I've lived and breathed all of these things.
There's been a lot of times I really thought I'd just give up on finding a direction in this industry that would fit to me. I'm so grateful that all the times I should've died,that I'm more alive than I've ever been now and am filled with hope because of the MUSIC.
I've never quite fit in. And I never want to. I hear sounds and ideas in my head that I've never heard.... anywhere.
So I will do as I naturally do and rebel through creation. I've never liked rules or regulations. And with music I'll break them all with complete intention.
"GIVE THANKS TO THE MUSIC THAT KEEPS US ALIVE!" -M.Franti