Rachel Anne Goodman was bit by the folk bug growing up in Canyon, California surrounded by the burgeoning music scene of Berkeley and environs. Singing was always her passion. When she “grew up” she hosted folk/bluegrass radio shows on public radio stations around the U.S. where she interviewed many of her musical heroes.
In the 80’s, Ms. Goodman produced radio documentaries for Appalshop, a media center in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky. She was grateful to meet and play with many great traditional singers on their front porches and at old-time festivals and learn their repertoire of old songs. She is the producer of radio documentaries such as Southern Songbirds: The Women of Early Country and Old Time Music, The Boomtown Chronicles, and Pastures of Plenty, a History of California Farmworkers.
Currently, Rachel sings and plays Celtic and folk music with her husband, Steve Coulter, and plays in a couple of local bands, “Boss Tim and the Laylows” and “The ‘Dooners”. She has taught singing workshops at Sempervirens Trad Camp in Boulder Creek, CA and Lark in the Morning. She teaches journalism at Cabrillo College in Aptos.