Indiana’s Rachel Timberlake gives us the scoop on her life & music before playing Charleston’s Bar & Grill this Friday June, 27th in New Lenox, IL.
Chicagoland Country: How do you describe your sound as an artist?
Rachel Timberlake: When I first got started and went into the studio, our sound was undefined. As time went on playing show after show, our sound started developing a life of its own. It’s nothing fancy, just a raw reflection of life on and off the road. Life experiences that my band and I bring to the table are what provides inspiration for new songs. Lately we’ve been finding that our sound is leaning toward southern rock. We’re evolving and excited to see what we can come up with!
CLC: Do you think growing up in the midwest has influenced you as an artist?
RT: Yeah, I’m finding that I’m gravitating toward that classic/southern rock sound and feel. I grew up listening to my dad, who played bass guitar in rock bands for 30 plus years. My band and I are working on new material, and I find that I’m listening more to the bands from back in my dad’s day. I do listen to everything from rock and new country to rap and r&b…..
CLC: Who are some of your musical influences?
RT: Janis Joplin, Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Lynard Skynard, and more recently the band Blackberry Smoke.
CLC: Do you have any pre-show rituals?
RT: Hmmm….well….. I guess I’d have to say some shots at the bar with my guys! But basically I just hang out.
CLC: When you’re not on tour, what do you like to do in your free time?
RT: I love to read a good mystery novel, I stay in shape by going to Zumba classes, and I love spending time with my nieces and nephews, and my favorite person… My papaw!
CLC: Where can interested readers find your music?
Charleston’s is located at 2101 Calistoga Drive in New Lenox and their
Friday night specials are $3.50 Captain/Jack drinks and $2 Bud draft products!