Rachel Harrington

For some odd reason, Seattle’s own Rachel Harrington has found greater success in the U.K. and Europe than in her homeland. The singer is by no means unknown here in the States. It’s just that people across the sea seem to understand how much of a treasure Harrington really is. With two albums under her belt - The Bootlegger’s Daughter and City of Refuge - she has established herself as one of country-folk’s most promising singer-songwriters. Unlike so many modern female artists in the Americana tradition, Harrington doesn’t follow Alison Krauss’ lead and filter her acoustic-based balladry through pop-music production. Rather, she keeps things rustic and sparse, a la Iris Dement. Be sure to pick up tickets sooner rather than later; Empty Sea Studios is one of those intimate folk venues with limited seating. With Rita Hosking. JUSTIN F. FARRAR

Sun., March 21, 7:30 p.m., 2010

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