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Rachel Zylstra Music

Welcome!

 

Next show: It Didn’t Work Out: An Online RZ Concert
Saturday 12th March on Twitch
5 pm UK / 12 pm ET

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On Faith

Rachel’s 2021 studio album is a moving journey of soaring musical arrangements, seeker’s questions, and explosive faith-affirming Scripture.

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6th November 2021: Live in Concert

Wonderful getting to play with Christy Ringose for a live audience at Cornerstone Church on November 6th. Missed the concert? Watch the playback here: Youtube

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April 2021: Vintage RZ Live Album…

Out Now!

A new, old, album.

Live solo performance from NYC’s The Bitter End from April 27th, 2005.

Ten unedited tracks. Four never-before released songs. A 45-minute immersive experience.

Download for £5, exclusively here.

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RZ Music News Sign-Up

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10 years ago today in a Rockwood Stage 2 to-do, I released Strings, a record featuring the talents of these three gentlemen (from left: Matt Gelfer/violin, Paul Wolfram/cello, Gregory Williams/viola). From an open mic was borne a musical friendship; Matt’s arranging mind elevated my songs to new heights while his fantastic wit kept us all grinning. Rehearsals and a string of gigs over years culminated in this soaringly stringed EP that strikes me both with tender artistic satisfaction, and with happy gratitude for those talented people who’ve came alongside me in different seasons and made me a better musician by their examples and collaborative spirits. Happy 10 years to Strings, and fond thoughts for these guys. #strings #rachelzylstra #album #10yearsold #nyc #rockwoodmusichall #memories #theinformant #oust #neahbay #shannon #placetime #thepityparty #stuck #songs ...

Current Mood #edinburghsky #edinburgh ...

one of many #edinburghviews #edinburgh #wednesdaysintown ...

Baby days

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WI — Edin

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For those who joined me on Saturday in a grand ol' vulnerability fest - thanks for being there! But if perhaps it didn't work out to see It Didn't Work Out on Saturday, you can still catch the playback, posted up at Twitch for the next 7 days. Link here and in IG bio:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1427386068

Musical cheers xx

Spoiler alert: here's the set list

Where Was Your Head - Db maj
Epilogue - Gb maj
Without My Glasses On - G maj
More Than - A
All This Time - A maj
Dare I Go - Bb m / Db maj
Used So Many Words - G
That Girl’s Been Revived! - F m
Oust
The Pity Party

#rachelzylstra #singersongwriter #onlineconcert #livestream #twitch #itdidntworkout #breakupanalysis #unrequitedlove #failedromance #catharsis #feels
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Kicking yourself? or Relievedly moved on?
Naive? or Immature?
Fell in love fast? or Phobic to commit?

Or maybe they just (really, red-flaggily) weren't the right one.

Indulge yourself an hour of musical breakup analysis and unrequited romance wallowing--Then get it on with the day, knowing you are understood!

It Didn't Work Out: An Online RZ Concert
Tomorrow (Sat 12th Mar) on Twitch, 5pm GMT / 12pm ET.

Link to the show from
https://rachelzylstra.com/shows/

RSVP/Share: https://www.facebook.com/events/924746938236210/

Cheaper than therapy.

#rachelzylstra #singersongwriter #onlineconcert #livestream #twitch #itdidntworkout #breakupanalysis #unrequitedlove #failedromance #catharsis #feels
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It Didn't Work Out: An Online RZ Concert

I knew I had a handful of unrequited love and red-flags-from-the start break-up songs in my song catalogue to buoy this theme. But ohh ha… there are many. Join me for a curated musical hour of heartache wallowing, verbal processing, rueful reminiscing and soulful face-planting this Saturday 12th at 5pm GMT, 12 pm EST on Twitch.

Full details/RSVP:
https://www.facebook.com/events/924746938236210

#rachelzylstra #singersongwriter #onlinegig #twitch #march #itdidntworkout
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January report: Awash in newborn snuggles, pat/mat leave insularity, fresh hot coffee and educational songwriting motivation. Getting cracking on a history-based song commission due at the end of February. If inspiration visits as effortlessly as her ability to nap through anything, we’ll be gold. #newyear #newbaby #newsong #caffeinehigh #creativity #cuddles #jr #threeweeksold #edinburgh ...

Had a fab time with the folks tuned into my scrappy Christmas concert on Twitch today. That was really fun. Thank you so much for making it, and making it special! If you didn't see the live broadcast today and would still like to get in on the musical cheer, the concert video will be up this week through 11th Dec at the Twitch link: https://www.twitch.tv/rachelzylstra

Concurrently, I'm running a sale on all the music available at rachelzylstra.com. Use the coupon code RZDEC40 at check-out to get 40% all CDs and digital downloads now through 11th December.

#rachelzylstra #christmasconcert #online #Christmasvideo #replay #musicsale #twitch #wassailing
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Getting ready for tomorrow/Saturday’s Christmas livestream. Gather your treats, cos/zy up, watch and listen on Twitch. I’ll check comments not just on Twitch but on the Facebook event page during the set.

Watch (Sat 4th Dec, 5pm UK / 12pm ET):
https://www.twitch.tv/rachelzylstra

Share/comment during show:
https://facebook.com/events/s/cause-christmas-an-rz-online-c/582798269619007/

Tip as you fancy (thanks!):
https://rachelzylstra.com/store/artist-tip-jar/

#rachelzylstra #singersongwriter #piano #christmassongs #wintrytunes #christmaslivestreamconcert #liveonline #newplatform #saturday #timelikesnow #twitch
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A happy belated 🦃 to my American friends… and now that we've crossed that threshold, is it too late to start talking about 🎄? I’ll be live-streaming a wee set of Christmas and wintry songs, next Saturday the 4th at 5pm GMT (12PM EST). Find full details on https://rachelzylstra.com (link in bio), cozy up and join.
🕯🍪🎹❄️✨

#singersongwriter #Christmasconcert #livestream #Christmascarols #winteroriginals #rachelzylstra
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Had a wonderful night Saturday playing with @ringrosechristy at @cornerstone.edinburgh. Thanks to our hosts and to everyone who came in person - and tuned in online! If you missed it, here's a few choice highlights.

video link: https://youtu.be/GTnFdhIrWno
Christy Ringrose "I Do" 1:21:00
Rachel Zylstra "That Girl's Been Revived" 1:25:22
Christy Ringrose "My First Winter" 1:47:15

#concert #livestreamconcert #revivingartists #livemusic #liveperformance #newsongs #singersongwriter #christyringrose #rachelzylstra #giggingwhilepregnant #edinburgh

christy tip jar: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/christyringrose
rachel tip jar: https://rachelzylstra.com/store/artist-tip-jar/
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Post-rehearsal smiles! In one week, there's no place I'll rather be than Reviving Artists Presents: Rachel Zylstra and Christy Ringrose Live in Concert, at @cornerstone.edinburgh. Edinburgh local, find tix on Eventbrite. Listeners from a long distance, catch it on Youtube. Link in bio gets you to either URL. Gosh it's been a while. Would simply love you to join us.

@ringrosechristy #autumnvibes #concert #liveconcert #edinburghconcert #livemusic #livestreamconcert #faithsongs #singersongwriter #indiemusicedinburgh #independentartists #rachelzylstra #christyringrose #cornerstonechurch #revivingartists #theoldschoolhouse #edinburgh
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Work session favourite view, never gets old #edinburghcastle #princesstreet #dreichday #musicstuff #edinburgh ...