SARA RACHELE, an independent songwriter from Decatur, Georgia, a hot-bed for local folk music, cut her teeth in the Atlanta scene cleaning out the cupboards at EddieÂ¹s Attic in the early 2000s. Rachele returns to her hometown from her life in New York City to track and release her first solo record, a compilation of folksongs written while living in Manhattan's East Village. 2014 brings her debut live-to-tape LP: Diamond Street, produced by Kristofer Sampson (New West Records.) The record was completed in 48 hours, and thus aptly named after the studio in which it was recorded: Diamond Street Studios of Little 5 Points, Atlanta, GA. Rachele's whispered croons and folk-guitar underpinnings have been compared to the likes of Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, and Mazzy Starr. She has shared the stage with writers like Melissa Ferrick, Lisa Loeb, Toby Lightman -- and keep your ear out for her single, 'Don't Give Me Hell,' currently in rotation on AAA, college radio, and Sirius XM.