Nobel series, Upstairs at the Square (with novelist Alaa-Al-Aswany, The Yacoubian Building and Bill Clegg, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and 90 Days).On the business front, Rachael was a guest speaker at 2013 Chicago Ideas Week, and profiled in two separate Topspin Berklee School of Music marketing classes with her Pledge Music DIY campaigns being used as part of the course curriculum.Rachael breaks the mold of the singer/songwriter stereotype, and the DIY indie-artist model as, for the past four years she has be working without management representation.CD releases to date include Heavyweight EP (2012), Noisetrade Mixtape (2012), Chesapeake (2011), Elephants (2008), Loose Ends EP (2007), Live at the Loft (2005), Happenstance (2004), and Rachael Yamagata: EP (2001).Her latest album, currently titled Tightrope Walker, is slated for a fall 2015 release. It showcases her calling card ability to articulate humanitys struggles within relationships and the freedom that comes from celebrating that which we face alone and head on. The production is riskier and cinematic think Tom Waits meets Roberta Flack, Nick Cave hanging with Rufus Wainwright. Rachael confounds a labeled genre and instead embraces the production that serves the story. The paradox of her art mirrors that of her career and proves that we are never simplistic, but always full of surprises.