Fearless & Free - My Cancer Story
*I hated choices. It seemed that we were each uncontrollably inundated with them: how much effort we want to give, where to go next, how to communicate something difficult, whether to to stay in a relationship, what to think about a situation, if it's okay to really breathe and sometimes even - when to give up.
It's by these choices that I could celebrate my free agency on earth – and it's by these same choices that I could live or die. The lesson for me though, surprisingly, was not about making the right decision for the desired outcome. The lesson was about how I chose to live on the way there.
I'm Rachel. I used to think I knew everything (I still think that).
The only difference now is that I understand that “knowing” something (having rigid beliefs) is no longer workable in my life. And I am now fearlessly creating the life I want to live - fiercely defending my freedom to recreate myself and choose anew in every moment – no longer hating – but loving my freedom to choose.
I was age 34 on August, 28th 2015 – the day I was diagnosed with infiltrative ductal carcinoma...read more.
New SINGLE RELEASE
These last two years have felt both devastating and life-saving. There was a need to face all of the darkness, fear and shadows inside in order to remember who I was, who I am and who I've always been.
Finally, after 1.5 years of collaboration with Olympic Peninsula producer and my dear friend, Jeremy Cays, we are releasing the song that encompasses the message of this journey: my journey. After much deliberation we have decided on a name: Rachel's Song.
Support the music by purchasing your copy HERE.
Song & Prayer for Standing Rock
"SONGS OF LOVE" COLLABORATION
Long-time collaborative team Rachel Lynn Sebastian and Cori Jacob's (The Master Fader) embark on a new journey of love! Together they are creating one song a month for the Songs of Love Foundation. The Foundation is a national nonprofit that creates free, personalized, original songs to uplift children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges. Each song is written in the child's preferred style of music and contains the child's name an references to all of his or her favorite activities, things, people, and pets. Sebastian and Jacob's first song was completed in the style of POP for a 7-year-old girl with Leukemia. Jacob's writes the music while Sebastian creates the lyrics and melodies - and the child's job is to receive the love.
The highly-anticipated "Raven Heart" album release: showcasing a powerful organic gypsy-soul-rock sound and featuring the artist's undeniable vocal prowess and range. This is the most sophisticated, entertaining and emotional songwriting in a single body of work. Rachel Lynn Sebastian & Bryan Lettner's collaboration album features 12 powerful songs with 18 months of writing and studio time, $21k in production quality and LOTS of LOVE. Purchase your copy here.
Rachel Lynn Sebastian's 2013 European Tour Dates Announced. Sebastian will fly into London early July and begin her tour with a fan-hosted house-concert and then a slot in the internationally-known "Marlborough Jazz Festival." This will be her 5th time traveling through Europe, but her first official tour. Her intention is to lay the groundwork for long-time relationships with her European fans.
KOREAN POP STAR COLLABORATION
作詞 Rachel Lynn Sebastian had the opportunity to collaborate with Japanese superstar producer team, 作曲 "Volta Masters" and Thaory Pan Demic. The collaboration was initiated by the Korean-American publishing house, "Iconic Sounds." The song features Korean female pop star "Gil Hak Mi" (길학미). Read Sebastian's lyrics to "Next to Me" HERE. Listen to the song on Youtube, HERE.
It was a MIRACLE - A 30-day "all-or-nothing" album fundraising campaign via Kickstarter.com began with hope and ended in glory. It was three days until the end of the campaign and RL was over $10,000 short of her goal. She pulled together a group of campaign "angels" who worked countless hours to help her campaign online and at home. With the help of her community and the strength of her determined spirit, she realized the goal within two hours of the deadline.
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MGM GRAND FEATURE
Sebastian was most recently the featured artist at MGM Grand Lion's Bar in Macau, China with Soul Republic Band. The well-known casino featured Sebastian and her original music (as well as top-40 hits) 6 nights a week, and vended her new album, "Raven Heart." Macau hosts a booming landscape for artists and entertainers worldwide and is considered the "Vegas of Asia."
Summer Festival Tour 2016
VANS WARPED TOUR
Rachel Lynn Sebastian was honored to win the Ernie Ball "Battle of the Bands" Competition for a spot to perform in the 2013 VANS WARPED TOUR in Portland, OR. Thousands of fans attended the annual event held on Father's Day. She was overwhelmed with gratitude for the support of her life-long fans who voted her to the top of the competition.
"UP & COMIN" TALENT COMPETITION
U.S. NATIONAL TOUR
Rachel Lynn Sebastian embarks on a solo 6-month (29-state) U.S. National Tour to promote her sophomore album, "Raven Heart." The entire tour is fan-supported and Sebastian will perform a series of house-concerts, eventually touching all four corners of the U.S. She sees herself returning home with a journal full of adventures, love encounters and spiritual awakenings.
FRENCH MAGAZINE REVIEW
Rachel Lynn Sebastian is featured in "Blake Magazine" (a French staple for men's fashion and art). This worldwide distributed magazine found a beautiful story behind Sebastian's music, message and style. Here is a translated quote, "[Raven Heart] is really an album of consecration: We find hard-hitting lyrics allied with the warm voice and passion of Rachel. Everything has feeling - the essence of her songs one after the other. She creates a history that begins but never ends, as if she wanted to leave us hungry - let us only dream about the continuation!" ~ Par Andrei Olarin (Blake Magazine)
VENTS MAGAZINE REVIEW
"Raven Heart" album is reviewed by RJ Frometa of "Vents Magazine." Here is a quote, "Sebastian's talents with her band are far beyond what I imagined or even expected. She has a powerful writing style, voice and look that many people will gravitate towards. She also captures that new pop sound to a “T.” Rachel Lynn Sebastian proves she’s a musical force to be reckoned. It’s nice to see an artist from the North West move up amongst the musical ranks again. My hats off to Rachel Lynn Sebastian for keeping it real musically." Read the full review HERE.
SILVERLAKE HOMELESS SURVEY
Sebastian participated in the "Vulnerability Survey" created by the 100,000 Homes Campaign, a nationwide initiative to permanently house the most vulnerable homeless persons through the United States. More than 150 local leaders, business owners and community members were involved in the campaign. Survey volunteers were trained by the PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) outreach team.
ROCK BAND FEATURE
Rachel Lynn Sebastian's collaboratory song, 'I Gotchu Babe' with DJ Jounce has been placed on the Rock Band® Network! It's available for download on any Rock Band® gaming system and is already spreading across the web like wildfire. You can catch a full-length example of the gaming version on this special Youtube Video. To purchase "I Gotchu Babe" on Amazon click HERE. To purchase "I Gotchu Babe" on Rock Band® click HERE.
NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Once again Rachel Lynn Sebastian has teamed with Jacob's Eye as the winner of their Season #1 "Up & Comin" talent competition. "Never Enough" is one of three hit-singles off of Sebastian's sophomore album, "Raven Heart." Click HERE to be directed to the video on the Rachel Lynn Sebastian Youtube channel.
Sebastian took the Hollywood Music in Media Awards by storm this November as she scored a nomination for "Best Female Vocalist" in a category with only six others worldwide. In attendance to the HMMA Red Carpet Gala were R&B great Smokey Robinson (who received the "Lifelong Achievement Award") as well as numerous celebs and industry professionals. Check out the red carpet pics HERE.
SPANISH CHANNEL T.V. INTERVIEW
Rachel Lynn Sebastian interviews with host 'Leila' of "Hollywood Life" on V Mas TV. Sebastian had met the owner of the station at the La Face Fashion Show where she had performed. The interview was a success and the station aired Sebastian's bilingual music video, "El Danzón," as well as two songs she performed LIVE in the studio. Upon hearing Sebastian perform, the host (Leila) proclaimed, "You are the new competition for Adele!." A special thanks to Room Trip Music and V Mas TV!
French non-profit, "2 Mains Rouges" and Rachel Lynn Sebastian have collaborated on a celebrity T-Shirt now available online. The T-Shirt features an outline of Rachel Lynn's hands as well as her lyrics and signature. It's sale will benefit French charities as well as Rachel Lynn's favorite L.A. charity, "PATH" (People Assisting The Homeless). You can get the special T-Shirt in your size online by clicking HERE.