Watch: Rachael & Vilray on PBS's 'Poetry in America'

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Rachael & Vilray are on the latest episode of the PBS series Poetry in America, focused on Frank O'Hara's "Steps," from his Lunch Poems. They join host Elisa New, choreographer Mark Morris, and poets Terrance Hayes, Robert Pinsky, Todd Colby, and Eileen Myles to read and discuss the poem, an ode to New York City art and dance. You can watch the episode, which also features original music cues performed by Vilray and a band, here.

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Rachael & Vilray—the duo of singer/songwriter Rachael Price (Lake Street Dive) and guitarist/singer/songwriter Vilray—are on the latest episode of the PBS series Poetry in America, focused on Frank O'Hara's "Steps," from his Lunch Poems. They join host Elisa New, choreographer Mark Morris, and poets Terrance Hayes, Robert Pinsky, Todd Colby, and Eileen Myles to read and discuss the poem, an ode to New York City art and dance. You can watch the episode, which also features original music cues performed by Vilray and a band, below.

Rachael & Vilray's second album, I Love a Love Song!, was released on Nonesuch in 2023. It features eleven new songs written by Vilray plus the 1930s classic "Goodnight My Love" written by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel. The album was produced, engineered, and mixed by Dan Knobler and features arrangements from Jacob Zimmerman. Rachael & Vilray’s music’s “easy-swinging mini-big-band arrangement is as cozy as it is sophisticated,” says the New York Times. You can get it and hear it here.

Rachael & Vilray are in residence at LunÀtico in Brooklyn on Wednesdays this month, continuing this Wednesday and next. You can find details and tickets here.

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Rachael & Vilray: PBS's 'Poetry in America,' May 2024
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    Watch: Rachael & Vilray on PBS's 'Poetry in America'
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    Rachael & Vilray—the duo of singer/songwriter Rachael Price (Lake Street Dive) and guitarist/singer/songwriter Vilray—are on the latest episode of the PBS series Poetry in America, focused on Frank O'Hara's "Steps," from his Lunch Poems. They join host Elisa New, choreographer Mark Morris, and poets Terrance Hayes, Robert Pinsky, Todd Colby, and Eileen Myles to read and discuss the poem, an ode to New York City art and dance. You can watch the episode, which also features original music cues performed by Vilray and a band, below.

    Rachael & Vilray's second album, I Love a Love Song!, was released on Nonesuch in 2023. It features eleven new songs written by Vilray plus the 1930s classic "Goodnight My Love" written by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel. The album was produced, engineered, and mixed by Dan Knobler and features arrangements from Jacob Zimmerman. Rachael & Vilray’s music’s “easy-swinging mini-big-band arrangement is as cozy as it is sophisticated,” says the New York Times. You can get it and hear it here.

    Rachael & Vilray are in residence at LunÀtico in Brooklyn on Wednesdays this month, continuing this Wednesday and next. You can find details and tickets here.

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