Rachael Sage is a talented pianist, singer, and songwriter. Her music has been given many labels, from rock to pop to folk, and her style has been called ethnically tinged, lush, emotionally insightful, and even quirky. However the critics describe Sage and her music, they usually add positive comments. Rachael Sage was born in Port Chester, New York, and began playing the piano when she was only about four years old. Around that same time, she also discovered the pleasure of creating her own tunes, all from listening to songs she liked on the radio. By the time she was five, she was putting words to her tunes. She got her first taste of performing before real audiences by appearing in talent contests and at school assemblies. An expressive artist in any form, Sage enjoyed years of ballet training at the School of American Ballet. She also took drama classes and, later, voice lessons. By the time she was in college, she was performing in clubs and coffeehouses. Each show increased her fan base, and an opening spot on a tour with Ani DiFranco gave Sage the chance to perform in Europe.