“His guitar shimmies and swings like Django Reinhardt while her voice wraps around each note, swaying in unison like a modern-day Ella Fitzgerald.” -Nooga


The Singer and The Songwriter is Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran, a pair that began making music together almost 10 years ago after meeting as students of San Francisco State University at an open mic night in 2006. They recorded their first EP in 2009 and began to incorporate influences from different eras of jazz and pop music, which led to the creation of their unique, vibrant, “sophisticated but playful” sound (BuzzBands LA). Their music is a stylistic hybrid, reflecting their diverse musical and cultural backgrounds.


In 2012, the duo won the West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest in the Miscellaneous category for their recording of The Art of Missing You – “…a delightfully poised and melancholic classic jazz ballad that Sarah Vaughan or Billie Holiday would have gladly wrapped their wounded souls around.” (Americana UK)


Released in 2014, their critically acclaimed, debut full-length LP, What a Difference a Melody Makes charted at #34 on the CMJ Jazz Top 40 Charts and has been critically praised as “diverse, confident, stylish and accomplished” (Americana-UK), “a revelation” (Pittsburgh In Tune) and “an opus worthy of national attention” (Playback: STL).


The duo are currently on a national tour and call LA home when they’re not on the road.



Half The Week 2:59

Dry Spell 3:44

Unlove You 2:52

Unlove You (Instrumental) 2:52

We'll Get By (Instrumental) 3:32

We'll Get By 3:33

A Borrowed Room In A Borrowed House 3:10

Art of Missing You (Instrumental) 2:20

Borrowed Room (Instrumental) 3:12

Dry Spell (Instrumental) 3:48

Half of the Week (Instrumental) 2:59

Homebody (Instrumental) 2:32

Lullaby (Instrumental) 3:03

Old Fashioned (Instrumental) 3:20

Out of the Fog (Instrumental) 3:32

Over the Town (Instrumental) 2:25

PCH (Instrumental) 3:02

Someday (Instrumental) 2:18

Summer Song (Instrumental) 5:55

Nights And Weekends (Instrumental) 3:44

Homebody 2:28

If You Follow Me - If I Follow You 5:00

If You Followed Me (Instrumental) 4:58

Impractical Art (Instrumental) 3:34

Impractical Art 3:32

Lullaby (For Malcolm) 3:03

My Favorite Person (Instrumental) 2:54

My Favorite Person 2:54

The Art Of Missing You 2:19

Nights And Weekends 3:43

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