Rachel Oto is a singer-songwriter whose Saloon Rock style defiantly toes the line between sweet sensuality and determined ferocity. Her raw, edgy vocals, no-nonsense, balls-to-the-wall, acoustic rock style, and sophisticated, visual storytelling make her the type of Americana artist rock music has only dreamed of.
After trying to keep an all-girl, pop rock band together in high school, Rachel decided to pursue a solo career writing and performing songs influenced by medieval ballads, Westerns, ‘70s rock and her brother’s middle school CD collection. Her emotionally-driven performances captivate audiences and her well-crafted lyrics keep the intellectuals amused.
In 2016, Oto signed with indie label AndromiDen Recordings. Working with producer Andrew Monheim, Oto released her debut EP, Run. The disc is the first in a four EP series entitled Run, Rise, Ricochet, Release, which outlines an eternal tale of struggle and triumph set in a brooding, pulsating, sonic landscape.
To support her debut release, Oto took to the road with fellow AndromiDen artist Julia Fairlight on The Stardust & Stagecoach Tour. The two and a half week tour took the pair and their band from Los Angeles to Seattle--a trek Oto would explore again in the fall of 2016 with LA-based singer-songwriter Poeina.
With more music to deliver and a strong drive to tour aggressively, Oto has big plans for 2017 as she explores new horizons and continues to spread Saloon Rock throughout the world.