Rachael Yamagata returns to Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Before doubling down on a career as a musician, Yamagata studied French at Northwestern University and Italian theater at Vassar College. Upon relocating to Illinois, she spent a half-decade as the vocalist for the popular Chicago funk-fusion band Bumpus.
In 2002, Yamagata's songs landed her a two-record deal. Her self-titled EP was produced by Malcolm Burn, with the full-length Happenstance following in 2004. Her songs have been featured on several TV shows, including How I Met Your Mother, ER, Nip/Tuck and The O.C. She has guested on albums by Ray ...
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