Rachel Lee Walsh is a New York based Singer & Songwriter. As a young person, she grew up in Northern Florida as part of a working class family of electricians, mechanics, teachers, and admins, but also had parents who worked on the business side of music & advertising as talent and tour managers and a maternal grandmother who was an opera singer and painter. Rachel started performing in theater, TV commercials, and music productions at 7 years old and for college she moved to New York City to study music performance at The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music. After college, she went on to pursue music as a Singer/Songwriter and play every style of music from punk to country to folk to jazz, all which still influence her work as a solo artist currently. Performing as RLW, her original songs fit comfortably into the Singer/Songwriter and Americana genres. Whether it’s a lullaby to her son who wakes from a nightmare, an upbeat love song, a bluesy song about loss, or a dramatic political song, her music is rooted in telling personal stories. She has released 3 EP’s, has toured across the U.S., was the winner of the Brooklyn Anthem Bash with her song “Please Come To Brooklyn” ("Acoustic Darling and Brooklyn's Francis Scott Key" - Brokelyn), co-founded the “The Ignition Lab” songwriter series, and is the band leader for The Rosemary Jazz Band, who play 20s-40s style "American Songbook" type of music. The last couple of years have included returning to playing her original work live after the pandemic, holding live-stream performances, and singing in the LGBTQ+ a capella group Key of Q. She has lived in many places, including New York, North Carolina, California, and Florida but she calls New York home. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her wife and young son and two dogs who keep the house full of noise and dirt.

Performing as Rachel Lee Walsh 
Solo Rachel on Guitar/Vox/Piano
Duo Rachel on Vocals/Guitar/Piano w/2nd Guitarist
Full Band Rachel on Vocals w/Guitar, Upright Bass, and Violin or Pedal Steel
Performing as The Rosemary Jazz Band 
Vocals, Guitar, Upright Bass, Clarinet/Trumpet

Discography (As RLW)
2021 - Holiday Single "This Christmas (All That I Need Is You)"
2012 EP w/Full Band, “The Singles”
2009 Solo EP, “She’s Not Waiting”
2004 Solo EP, “Peasant Stock and Trash”