Interview with Gracie and Rachel

Event Date: 
Friday, February 17, 2023 - 2:00pm
Gracie and Rachel

Join Pacifica on Friday, February 17th @ 2PM when she speaks with Gracie and Rachel, the collaborative duo of keyboardist Gracie Coates and violinist Rachel Ruggles.

Gracie and Rachel are magnetic fields: Opposites who attracted and never looked back. A decade ago, when pianist-vocalist Gracie and violinist Rachel met as high schoolers in a modern dance class at their public high school in Berkeley—where they grew up among the city’s progressive politics and encouraging spirit of artistic community—they were quickly intrigued by what the other had.

The duo’s new album Hello Weakness, You make Me Strong explores the depths of their emotional states and the walls we build up inside ourselves. It’s music to excavate our inner fears and help us find empowerment from within.

Gracie and Rachel play The Hopmonk Tavern in Novato on February 17th.