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USA or festival Booking: Denis Grabill - denis@blackoakartists.com


UK/EU Booking & All other inquiries:

Rachel Laven - rachel@rachellavenmusic.com





Short Bio

New Folk Award winning songwriter, Rachel Laven performs a blend of Texas Folk and Americana music.  A positive force of nature on stage, Laven not only captivates with her smiling lyricism, but with her electric vocals and accomplished guitar work.  Laven recently packed her Texas life into storage and moved to the UK with her husband, making a new home in Leeds, England. She will shift her focus for 2019 and 2020 to touring in Europe and launching a Patreon to help fund her next album, an acoustic project called “The Leeds Sessions.”

Long Bio

Rachel Laven | The Secret to a Good Life

Written by Collins De La Cour - Agent/PR Green Room Music Source - Nashville, TN

Laven is an earnest observer. American Roots Music has a long tradition of proficient storytellers breathing life into the characters of their songs. In listening to Laven’s ballads you can hear the quality of her watchful eye surveying a scene, piecing together the most relevant colors and textures of a personality and giving easy shape to the characters that she describes… READ ON


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Awards & Accolades

2018 Official showcase at Folk alliance international

2017 Runner up at No depression's songwriter awards at Freshgrass fest

2017 larry joe taylor songwriter showcase semi-finalist

2016 New Folk Winner at Kerrville Folk Festival 

2016 Third Place at Songwriter Serenade Performing Songwriter Competition

2010 "Best Vocalist" San Antonio Current

2010 "Artist of the Year" Texas Music Coalition

2010 JAck Skiles Music Scholarship Winner

2007 World Folk Music Competition Winner

2006 BBC Next Big thing contest - top 15 in the world


Press Links

DORE’ Magazine Spotlight October 2019

San Antonio Express News Article January 2017

San Antonio Express News Article July 2016

Lonesome Highway Review October 2016

Lone Star Music Magazine Review August 2016


Recent Concerts

2019 Welcome Home Festival - Kerrville, TX

2019 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK

2019 Bear Club - Luton, UK

2019 Black Rose Acoustic Society - Colorado Springs, CO

2019 Folk Alliance International - Montreal, Canada

2019 Red Clay Theatre - Duluth Georgia

2019 San Antonio Stockshow & Rodeo - San Antonio, TX

2019 Luckenbach Dancehall - Luckenbach, TX

2018 Gruene Hall - Gruene, TX

2018 Summertyne Americana Festival - Newcastle, UK

2018 Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - Inverness, Scotland

2018 Official Showcase at Folk Alliance International - Kansas City, MI

2017 Kansas City Folk Festival - Kansas City, Missouri

2017 Freshgrass Fest - North Adams, MA

2017 Truck Festival - Oxfordshire, England 

2017 Kerrville Folk Festival Mainstage - Kerrville, TX

2016 Blue Rock Studios - Wimberley, Texas

and many many more!!