Rachel Blumberg

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Rachel Blumberg
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Rachel Blumberg playing drums for Bright Eyes
Background information
Genres Indie pop, folk rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments drums, percussion, vocals, ukulele, banjo, accordion, piano
Associated acts Norfolk & Western, M Ward, The Decemberists, She & Him, Jolie Holland

Rachel Blumberg is an American drummer and singer, best known for her tenure as the drummer for the indie rock band The Decemberists. Blumberg was a member of many Portland, Oregon-based indie bands, including Sissyface, Boycrazy, Norfolk & Western, The Minders (briefly) and M. Ward's backing band.[1]

She spent most of 2007 lending her drumming and singing talents to the touring Omaha indie band Bright Eyes on the Four Winds and Cassadaga tour.[1] In 2007 and early 2008, she recorded new records with Norfolk & Western, M. Ward, and Jolie Holland.[2]

In addition to drums and singing, she plays ukulele, banjo, accordion, piano, and other various stringed, electronic or percussion instruments.[1]

She is also a visual artist and has shown her work in Portland, Oregon and Omaha, Nebraska. Notable musicians who own her work include Jonathan Richman, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf, Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists, and Laura Veirs.[citation needed]

She is the daughter of Naomi Blumberg, a Portland cellist and President Emerita of the Oregon Cello Society.

Performing discography[edit]

Norfolk & Western[edit]

Otterpop aka Bunny Summer[edit]



The Decemberists[edit]

M Ward[edit]

Robert Deeble[edit]

Douglas Shepherd[edit]

Corrina Repp[edit]

She and Him[edit]

Jolie Holland[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McCullough, Amy (October 17, 2007). "Here Comes Your Fan: Dude, I'm In the Band!". Local Cut. Willamette Week. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "allmusic ((( The Living and the Dead > Overview )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 

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