Rachel Van Slyke grounds her edgy, expressive acoustic rock with her voice, a flawless delivery, and lyrical guts. Rachel grew up in upstate New York, a third generation musician from a family wealthy with talent. Her songwriting draws upon both her experience and her powerful connection to her inner life, and the result is a satisfying mix of storytelling and introspection. Rachel comments on her experience in Venice Beach, "After spending some time on the boardwalk, I learned a lot about getting lost in my music and surroundings, which in turn brought a new feel to performing. Any fear of crowds and critics was depleted, and I often would play one on one for a stranger".