Special Upcoming Concert Date

Saturday, January 17th -- BERKELEY, CA
California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison Street
with Dan Foltz on percussion and Aaron Germain on bass
8pm / $15

 

Praise for Put Out The Stars:

Balancing fragility and strength, introspection and unblinking observation, Oakland singer, songwriter, and pianist Rachel Efron sets her lambent, poetically charged lyrics to soft, caressing melodies. -- Andrew Gilbert, SF Chronicle  >> link to full review

"It's not fair to leave a radio host speechless." -- Derk Richardson, during live performance and interview on KPFA's "Hear & Now"

Efron proves herself to be an exceptional singer-songwriter-pianist.  Literate lyrics and haunting melodies make this collection special.  Efron’s vocals are genuine, delicate and deeply moving. This is profoundly pleasurable pop with rich classical influences woven throughout. -- Paul Freeman, Mercury News  >> link to full review

Rachel is a very good pianist and her beautiful plaintive voice is perfectly suited for her music.  The piano intro for “Closing Day” with its unexpected chord changes is a good example of her clever compositions. -- A.J. Wachtel, The Noise: Music New England  >> link to full review

On her new album, 'Put Out The Stars,' Efron breaks the imaginary pane of glass that separates herself from her listeners. -- Teresa Thomas, Ashland Mail Tribune >> link to full article

Efron has forged a distinct 'art-pop' sound for herself at the corner of jazz and pop with poetic lyrics and persuasive piano. -- Aimsel Ponti, Portland Press Herald