" Leyco's full-bodied, folk-inspired voice is equally suited to sultry ballads as it is to pop-driven rock. In many performances, Leyco, whose voice bears a striking resemblance to Natalie Merchant's, will roll these two styles into one song, taking the listener from 0 to 60 in a matter of minutes."” - Karen Gardner

Style Weekly


Richmond, VA based acoustic singer songwriter

Rachel has been on the RVA music scene for over 25 years now. Originally performing with the "Rachel Leyco Band" from 2000 - 2008,  Leyco has performed as a solo singer songwriter for the last 15 years playing venues in Richmond like The National Theater, The Modlin Center at UR, Dogwood Dell, Starr Hill Richmond and many more. 

She has shared the stage with performers like Tegan and Sara, Carlie Hanson, The Civil Wars, Matt Nathanson, Edwin McCain, Carbon Leaf and many others. 

Press Photos (by mx.Bex)

Sample Track

Cover Song List: 

Ain’t No Sunshine: Bill Withers 
All I Want: Kodaline 
All of Me: John Legend  
Annie’s Song: John Denver 
Ants Marching: Dave Matthews 
April Come She Will: Simon and Garfunkel 
Arms of a Woman: Amos Lee 
Both Hands: Ani DiFranco 
Both Sides Now: Joni Mitchell 
Bring it on Home: Sam Cooke 
Brown Eyed Girl: Van Morrison 
Can’t Take My Eyes: Frankie Valli 
Cleopatra: The Lumineers 
Country Roads: John Denver 
Crazy Love: Van Morrison 
Creep: Radiohead 
Dock of the Bay: Otis Redding 
Don’t Look Back: Oasis 
Don’t think Twice, It’s Alright: Bob Dylan 
Faith: George Michael 
Fix You: Cold Play 
Hey Now, Don’t Dream It’s Over: Crowded House 
Hook: Blues Travelers 
I’m Yours: Jason Mraz 
Imagine: John Lennon 
Jet Plane: Mamas and the Papas
July: Noah Cyrus 
Killing Me Softly: Fugee’s 
La Vie En Rose: Edith Pief 
Landslide: Fleetwood Mac
Let’s Stay Together: Al Green 
Make You Feel My Love: Adele 
No Woman No Cry: Bob Marley 
Not The Only One: Sam Smith 
Perfect: Ed Sheeran 
Redemption Song: Bob Marley 
She Used to be Mine: Sara Bareilles 
She’s Got You: Patsy Cline 
Stand By Me: Ben King 
Sunday Morning: Maroon 5 
Tennessee Whiskey: Chris Stapleton 
The Scientist: ColdPlay 
The Torch Song: JS Ondara
Thinking Out Loud: Ed Sheeran 
Tripping Billies: Dave Matthews 
Trouble: Ray LaMontagne 
Uncle John’s Band: Grateful Dead 
Valerie: Amy Winehouse 
What I Got: Sublime 
Windows are Rolled Down: Amos Lee 
You and I Both: Jason Mraz 
You Really Got a Hold: Beatles 
Zombie: Cranberries