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       "You must be the change that you wish to see in the world."   - Gandhi

 

 

Rachel Nelson - BardLive

Storyteller  Songwriter  Poet

Delivering words directly to the ear

Bringing stories to life with music and movement

 

"Master storyteller unveils new work . . . employing movements both exaggerated and simple to weave her tale."   Lawrance Bernabo, Duluth News-Tribune

"Violin-playing folk singer Rachel [Nelson's] singing and idealism recall Joan Baez back in the day." 

Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"With a voice recalling 19th century Appalachia, a wonderful fiddle technique, and lone guitar-based songs, Rachel Nelson has emerged as a musical voice for peace." 

Lydia Powell,  Pulse of the Twin Cities

Theater Spotlight:

Two touring musicals

Nelson's theatrical musicals juxtapose elements of storytelling with movement and music. These nonverbal elements, she says, are powerful ways of connecting with her audiences: languages older than words.  Rachel is booking these two musicals for touring now - details below.

The Urban Hermit

Living the Questions

 

 

update:

THE URBAN HERMIT

TOUR BOOST PROJECT

 

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THE URBAN HERMIT

 

A recluse in the city finds connection through street busking.

A margins-to-center coming of age tale.  More info, pictures  

 

  "Nelson blooms as a street busker . . . in this sweet, sad, rich tale."

                            - Kristine Osbakken,  Duluth Reader

Now booking for touring -

Bring a one-hour performance plus audience discussion/talk-back

to your high school, college, organization, or faith community.

 

 

AFTER LEAVING EDEN:  Living the Questions

Theatrical Storytelling Show

A "weird musical," this theatrical blend of songs, stories & movement has toured the MN Fringe, the KC Fringe, and the National Storytelling Network Fringe! Bring it to your community. Read more, see pictures at link above.

                                                                                                                                     

Now touring songs from upcoming CD

CRAZY BAY

CD 'in the works' -

You can 'be my record label':

pre-order the CD or Donate 

 

 

 

CDs - Buy, listen - Song Samples

Change is a Thousand Hearts CD-Listen to In Spring.

Sample songs & Buy Change is a Thousand Hearts at http://cdbaby.com/cd/rachelnelson

 

 

 I'm Awesome! children's CD-    

 

Sample a sing-along:  Whoa Back.

 

Sample other songs, and

Buy "I'm Awesome!" at http://cdbaby.com/cd/rachelnelson2

 

 

 

08/28/2012                         Copyright  BardLive Music     2012