Artist Spotlight: Rachel Brooke

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Rachel Brooke

A weekly feature showcasing local artists

Name: Rachel Brooke

Sound: Classic country with a bit of a blues edge (think Wanda Jackson or Johnny Cash) 

History: Brooke released her first solo record more than a decade ago and since then has put out material as a solo artist as well as with her husband Brooks Robbins, fellow country artist Lonesome Wyatt and others.

The latest: The singer, songwriter and musician's newest album is "The Loneliness in Me," a dozen story-telling tracks that sound straight out of Nashville, but are actually Pure Michigan. She recorded the self-released album during the pandemic in Traverse City and mastered at Detroit's Third Man Records. It features Detroit area musicians Dave Feeny, Jarrod Champion, Mike Cullen and Nick Carnes. 

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