For Your Listening Pleasure Major Up and Coming Group Rachel & the Ruckus with “Water & Oil”

“Sure, there’s maybe a trend where the rustic sound is appreciated, but Rachel & The Ruckus bring a down and dirty sensibility and give it an irresistible rock n roll backbeat while Rachel’s full throttle vocals gives it that extra push.” says Rockwired Magazine.

The name of the band says it all. They are rowdy and will for sure stir up a rocking country ruckus. This dynamic group has what it takes to stir up a rich and inviting line up of full throttle, in your face, out right damn good music.

Rachel Alena not only has an amazing singing voice but she has worked on hundreds of commercials, she has done various radio spots, she has recorded audio books and other various voice over projects. She grew up in Los Angeles and it comes naturally for her to be in the industry because her dad was a band member of the Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound”. We’re so glad Rachel has decided to share her talents with us.

Each band member has years of experience and have shared their talents on thousands of shows and have performed with some of the industries top leading country and rock artists.

Here for your visual and audio pleasure is a link to the title track, “Water & Oil”….It’s a toe tapping and grooving song that your gonna want to move with.

“Rachel & the Ruckus are like a super-tight wedding band-but with all the cheese and schmaltz cut away: all that’s left is the cream’ ~ 100% Rock Magazine

“Rachel & the Ruckus are on a Colorado Rocky Mountain (Musical) High…’ ~Music News Nashville

Accomplishments for this group include in 2014 the COMBO award for songwriting
the group has also performed at the Crestone Music Festival, the Colorado State Fair and the Adams County Fair, as well as opening for Jimmy Hall.

I really loved the intro to “Leave Your Light On”. The piano and the acoustic guitar weaves together exquisitely. Rachel reminds me of Jennifer Nettles of Sugar Land. I love her voice, strong and rich and powerfully engaging. It has this unique and yet delicate vibrato that very few female singers have.

“Probably the best band you have not yet heard: Rachel & the Ruckus. They are a blues rock ‘n’ soul band that you have got to see. The band is tight and talented and Rachel Alena kills on vocals.” ~ The Mile High Blues Society

This album has a great line up of talented musicians including Rachel Alena on piano and vocals, followed by Alec Sims on guitar, the talented Vincent Carmellini on bass and Andrew Vogt on saxophone, and last but certainly not least Kyle Comerford on drums. Their style has been likened to the infamous Grace Potter, the mesmerizing Sheryl Crow, and the ever popular Black Crowes. Their music falls into a genre of many such as rock, blues, funk, country and soul. You’ll hear just a hint of these in most every song.

Rocking out with “Bounce” is exactly what the title says. Your gonna bounce in your chair, around the room and in your car. I gotta have a personal copy of this album. Come on guys. Let’s rock. I love this one so much I had to share the link for your too also enjoy.


“Rachel & the Ruckus is a name gaining ever more familiarity around the Denver scene. With a catchy blend of bluesy rock and an emotionally stimulating feel, the band has watched one live performance lead to another…” ~ Colorado Music Buzz

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About Sherryl Craig 410 Articles
Sherryl is a Senior Writer and Assistant Editor with Nashville Music Guide and her blog, Lyrics N Legends has been featured since 2012. Her articles has graced the cover and have appeared as feature stories in the NMG print edition. She is also a member of WMMW, Women of Music Music of Women, a non-profit organization in support of women in the music industry. WMMW also appears here in Nashville Music Guide.

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