Raquel’s first music experiences came from playing piano, starting at the age of 6 and playing through high school. She first picked up a guitar during college, when she was looking to find some sort of “zen” to help her through the stresses of being a single, working mom trying to finish an education. Within 3 months of playing guitar, Raquel had written her first song.
A few short months after that, she wrote songs for a band that she and her 2 sisters formed. “Artistic ventures and clever word-smithing were always my forte, and with the musical background, songwriting turned out to be a naturally great fit,” Raquel tells of her talents.
7 years of songwriting later, Raquel began singing and performing her own songs, and recorded her first EP, “…But it Helps,” in Nashville, TN in 2016. According to Raquel, it is only the beginning, as she begins to discover herself as an artist. “I am excited about my future albums, as I write more and more intimately as an artist, and realize my artistic vision.”
As a self-proclaimed “granola,” Raquel incorporates rootsy vibes, intimate lyrics, and puts on a high-energy, feel-good show. When asked what her future music holds, Raquel leads us on with, “We’ll be painting with all the colors of the wind…”
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