Electronic Press Kit
~New album produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, First Aid Kit)
~Touring in support of Rising Appalachia in Fall 2019
~Nominated for No Depression's 2019 Singer-Songwriter Award
~Toured in support of DISPATCH, Nahko & Medicine for the People, William Elliott Whitmore, Donovan Woods, Dar Williams, and Donna The Buffalo
~Featured on Billboard, Democracy Now!, Paste Magazine, and more
~Performances at United Nations, California WorldFest, LEAF Downtown, and Brave Festival
~500k views on video "In The River" and 325k views on "Red Moon, High Tide"
~Speaking Engagements at Bonnaroo 2019 and SXSW 2018
~Song "In The River" won a Global Music Award & an Honesty Oscar in 2017
"Speaking truth to power, Raye Zaragoza is a voice made for our times." - PopMatters
"One of the most politically relevant artists in her genre" - Abdiel Vallejo-Lopez, Paste Magazine
Raye Zaragoza (pronounced ray zay-rah-GO-zah) is an award-winning singer-songwriter who carries an acoustic guitar and a message. Her quiet yet powerful song “In the River,” written in response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, garnered half a million video views, national media coverage, and a Global Music Award and Honesty Oscar.
Raye Zaragoza’s songwriting is informed by her heritage (Native American, Mexican, Taiwanese, Japanese). "As a woman of color in America, social issues are things you deal with and see every day of your life," she says. "I write about my experience and oftentimes my existence has been laced with injustice."