Artist: Rachael Yamagata
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Latest Album: Chesapeake
What was the first record you ever bought with your own money?
It was a single actually — Aerosmith's "Love in an Elevator."
If money were no object, where would you live and what would you do?
I’d split houses between Woodstock (where I live and love already), the Dominican Republic, and somewhere in Europe — Paris or somewhere in Tuscany, perhaps? I’d set up little studios in each and keep recording, but I’d also love to travel and do something physical while volunteering — e.g. building houses…
If your life were a movie, which songs would be on the soundtrack?
Ha! Who knows? I think it’d be an instrumental soundtrack. Maybe The Prince of Tides meets The Notebook meets anything by Danny Elfman.
What brand of jeans do you wear?
No clue. It’s all about the fit.
What's your go-to karaoke tune?
Karaoke scares the shit out of me, actually. I watch.
What's your favorite season?
Kimmel or Fallon?
Both, for different moods.
Jason Isbell or Sturgill Simpson?
I think Jason Isbell is great. I don’t know Sturgill well, so now I’ve got a new artist to check out. Thanks!
Chocolate or vanilla?
Top photo credit: Laura Crosta