Rachel Jagt is, it is safe to say, a music fanatic. So when the time came to shake off the dull existence of post-university career choices, reviewing CDs seemed to be a light shining from above -- and it was telling her to write. And here she is today.

Her favourite things include anything Canadian (music, books, beer commercials...), the little jumps her heart takes the first time she listens to a really beautiful song, watching the sun set on the Atlantic on the way to Newfoundland....

She tends to search out things she can really experience, from live music to a gentle breeze on a deceptively warm fall day. She expects a new interest in photography to become one of her great loves.

She's a sucker for a really sad song, one that shows the writer isn't afraid to throw his or her soul open to whomever will listen. To Rachel, that's the point of music and poetry -- to pull listeners into a world they need but can't get on their own. Contact her at trubblemaker_76@yahoo.com.

Reviews by Rachel include:

Lisa Angelle
Lisa Angelle

Dave Anthony
31B Victoria

The Backstabbers Country Stringband
Let the Sunshine In

Anita Best

Paul Bromley
Where I Come From

Kim Buchanan
Will I Ever Know?

Tory Cassis
Anywhere But Here

Nathan Caswell
Einstein's Brain

Robert Crenshaw
Victory Songs

Clayton Denwood
Sunset on the Highway

Cliff Eberhardt

The Fables
Tear the House Down

Aengus Finnan
Fool's Gold
North Wind

Kathy Fleischmann
Ten Doors Down

Doug Folkins
Signs Along the Way

Radney Foster
Another Way to Go
Are You Ready for the Big Show?

Lennie Gallant
Le vent boheme

Lisa Gentile

Melinda Gidaly
This Mortal Lust

James Gordon
One Timeless Moment, with Sandy Horne

Great Big Sea
Road Rage

Dave Gunning
Caught Between Shadows

Bruce Guthro

Debra Guy
That's Miss Passive-Aggressive to You

The Hackensaw Boys
Keep It Simple

Tom Hambridge

Joy Eden Harrison

Tim Harrison
Wheatfield with Crows

Into June
The Lost Lyric

Colin James

Paul Joses
Gold in a Muddy River

Bob Kemmis
Okay so...

Lehto & Wright
The Further Adventures of Darling Cory

John Spyder MacDonald
By Sea, By Land


Jayne Margo-Reby
Shades of Reason

Lydia McCauley

Suzanne McDermott

Trevor Mills
Karaoke Cowboy

Pamela Morgan
Seven Years

Don Morrell
After All These Years

David Newland

Eamon O'Tuama
Behind Every Life

Terry Penney
Missing Marshville

Alun Piggins

Jeremy Proctor
Sundays & Mondays

Radio Kings

Roadside Theater
Wings to Fly

Stacie Rose
This is Mine

Justin Rutledge & the Junction Forty
No Never Alone

Sarah Slean
Blue Parade

Bob Snider
Stealin' Home

Sons of Maxwell
Among the Living
The Neighbourhood

Sons of the Never Wrong
One If By Hand

Cory Tetford

various artists
Sailing on the Sea: An East Coast Compilation
Remembering Stan Rogers: An East Coast Tribute
Rollin' into Memphis: The Songs of John Hiatt
Stan Rogers -- A Matter of Heart: The Musical Revue

The Wakami Wailers
Waltz with the Woods

The Wayfaring Strangers
This Train

Nancy White
Stickers on Fruit

Ina May Wool
Moon Over 97th Street

Aengus Finnan

ArtsCan Circle Benefit Concert

Lennie Gallant

Jory Nash, Aengus Finnan, Joel Morelli

Stan Rogers - A Matter of Heart: the Musical Revue

Sons of Maxwell

The Undesirables

Sabine Keevil
Guitars & Cadillacs
Long Way Home