Rachel met Greg Lake in May of 2012 when he performed at the Ventura Theater during his “Songs of a Lifetime” tour. Shortly after that, he arranged for Rachel to come to his show in La Quinta, California so that they could spend some quality time together. During that weekend[…]
I was glad to know him, along with Keith. When he was doing his solo tour “Songs of a Lifetime,” Greg showed me some fun classical pieces; one of them was a variation on a theme by Liszt, and having me focus on the melody. Sometime later after Keith’s death,[…]
Rachel Flowers is very excited to tell you that her first album, Listen, is now available! Is it jazz? Is it classical? Is it rock? Yes!
Rachel was recently in Hawaii for screenings of the documentary film Hearing is Believing and several jazz club performances. While there Rachel stopped by Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio to record an interview with Dave Lawrence for All Things Considered.
FILM REVIEW – “HEARING IS BELIEVING”, Berkeley Times – Oct. 20, 2016 In an age when social media has popularized one-minute vids about people with disabilities overcoming obstacles, so much so that the community has dubbed a new term for this novel form of dehumanization and objectification – “inspiration porn,”[…]
Rachel Flowers in KEYBOARD Magazine “KEITH NOEL EMERSON, 1944-2016” by Jerry Korvasky – May 19, 2016 http://www.keyboardmag.com/…/keith-noel-emerson-1944-…/58127 RACHEL FLOWERS – “I first heard Keith’s music at a friend’s house when I was nine; it was a Best Of Emerson, Lake & Palmer compilation. When I heard the synthesizer section of[…]
It’s been over a week since I learned about the passing of Keith Emerson. It’s time for me to tell my story. I wish I could say that we knew Keith well, and that we had many memories of all our times together. Truth is, even though in many ways[…]
I’m trying to think of the best way to say these thoughts. It’s very interesting listening to Emerson’s recordings and catching the difference in his playing later on. My favorites are the early stuff from the 1960s and 1970s. That’s when he was at his very best! He played a[…]
We are devastated at the news of Keith Emerson’s passing. Though our encounters with him were few, he was always warm, gentle, funny, and supportive of all of Rachel’s musical endeavors. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to Mari, to his cousins Dave and Mandy, and all of Keith’s family.[…]