Rachel Sedacca / Press

“Some of my earliest childhood memories are singing, sandwiched between my two older brothers in the back seat of our station wagon, which we called the “battlewagon”. We did lots of camping back then and I guess that’s when I fell in love with music, out there on the road. This was in the mid 1970’s, before the days of electronic gadgets and portable, personal music, so we relied on ourselves and somehow, we managed to stay amused. As soon as I was old enough, I started loving music,”

"I asked Rachel: What did you want to be when you grew up? To which she answers, without hesitation, and with a cool confidence. “I wanted to be an actress.” And I could see her as a young girl dressing up in mommy’s clothes and sporting a feather boa smiling & dancing in front of a mirror. “I went to Humboldt State,” she continues, “and graduated with an art degree…” Her eyes are flashing and she moves seamlessly through to “I was a ceramicist at one point and even had my own kiln until it fell out of the back of my truck.” With this divine intervention the logical next step was music....As I sat captively in the open space of the Ojai Brew Pub, I felt the rush of nostalgia channeling through her. Patsy Cline, Petula Clark and then closer to now with sparks of Nancy Griffith and Margo Timmons. She has that timeless, sweet, laughing quality to her voice that comforts the soul and takes the mind on a soft and syrupy vicarious journey into stories that are wholly hers

“Yes, confirms Rachel Sedacca, she really did write a song about the gold rush and the Oregon Trail. Inspired by a movie she'd seen, Rachel penned the tune in 1998 and it went on to win awards from American Songwriter magazine. The California singer and songwriter took up guitar after receiving one as a gift from a neighbor and is largely self-taught.”

“Patience Pays 2008 - Coming to you from the back of her 1970’s school busthis bundle of energy belts one out from the stage with that infectious smile. Rachel is an expert at the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ game while she listens to those antique radio shows we grew up with (Lone Ranger, etc). This California girl is truly on the road. We saw her the other evening at our own Q Café gathering, her songs are personal, confessional “..Falling in love with the highway, I could never stay away. It’s all about having patience..” ‘Paper Roses’ is a hopeful love song “paper roses never die…” Rachel is thoughtful on Dylan and solid on her slower rendition of the Grateful Dead’s ‘New Speedway Boogie.’ I’m betting ‘Before I’m Old’ captures a bit of her inner spirit-for the moment “I never found a box I could fit inside…” My favorite is ‘Fine to be Small’ written by her friend, Lisbet Frey. Rachel's out there doing the music scene the rest of us just dream ab”

“Lucky Like Me 2001. Self-published. Lucky Like Me stands comfortably with its feet between genres, content simply to be good music. Sedacca has a powerful voice and plays beautiful guitar. She also brings in harmonica, Dobro, bass and drums, depending upon the sound she is aiming for. There is a certain Indigo Girls quality to her voice and her playing, and also in the diversity of the subject matter in her songs. Lucky Like Me - This album offers seven original songs plus two covers, including Bob Dylan's "Forever Young." Although I would have to call it country, it doesn't rely on the usual twang, cowboy aesthetic, and tired themes of mainstream country music. Her lyrics are simple and moving, and steer clear of melancholy or hyperbole. Excellent. [Zach Hudson]”