Monday, March 3, 2014

Rachel Kate says goodbye to Charleston

The feisty singer is returning home to Nashville

Posted by Chris Haire on Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Rachel Kate was all smiles during this shoot for the 2013 City Paper Music Awards - JONATHAN BONCEK
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  • Rachel Kate was all smiles during this shoot for the 2013 City Paper Music Awards

It seems like only yesterday Rachel Kate Gillon burst onto the Holy City music scene as the feisty singer for the hard-rocking combo the Shaniqua Brown, and, well, like half an hour ago when she released her debut solo disc With Love and Hate from Rachel Kate. Which is why it's a surprise that the spitfire seamstress and singer-songwriter was saying arrivederci to Chucktown. We were just getting to know her as an artist. Case in point: Her killer, spooky-ooky video for her single "Lost." It's a strange and twisted affair involving demon lovers, ill-fated weddings, and the creepiest boat ride around.

A native of Music City U.S.A., Rachel Kate says the move back home has been in the works for some time now. "I've known for a long while I wanted to move back to Nashville at some point in my life. It just didn't seem like quite the right time, like I needed to gain a little more strength or something," Rachel Kate says. "The main reason for my move is, first and foremost, family."

Of course, opportunity awaits in Music City. "Nashville ain't a bad place to come home to either. It's a pretty happening spot for sure, so I'd be lying if I said it wasn't for both." She adds, "You know I can't stay away from Charleston long, so I'll be back to visit and play. Charleston has been so very good to me."

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