Rachel and Emily... a Thanksgiving tradition at GrinderHouse. These sisters are so talented & their harmonies will touch all ages!
The Restless is a female led sister duo composed of sisters Rachal and Emily Schmieder. The Restless make music that is rich with soulful storytelling lyrics, harmony, and conveys a positive message to listeners.
Growing up, sisters Rachal and Emily developed a love for music and performance independently. Rachal performed at school talent shows, and throughout her community in Portland, TN, and learned to play guitar at the age of 14. Emily became a regular performer in school, and played the role of Ariel (Footloose) and Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz) in the community of Franklin, Kentucky’s theater productions.
Harmony became a big part of their creative process, with background singing in church, theater, and choir. The sisters later collaborated as “The Restless,” to accompany each other at shows, and began playing everywhere they could. Prior to graduating high school, The Restless had performed numerous times throughout the Tennessee and Kentucky region. The sisters became regular guests on WSM radio live, local news stations, and were honored to perform the National Education Summit at The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Restless‘ song “If these walls could talk“ (mixed by Pat Lassiter… mastered by Josh Northwood) has gained over 70,000 online streams, and contains the storytelling songwriting tactic that the duo is known for. The Restless are now based in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, The Restless are working towards completing a new EP project, containing what they believe to be their best music yet.
Rachal Schmieder is a 2022 Belmont University Alumni were she earned a BA in Music Business. Emily is currently a student at Belmont University majoring in Music Business. She also releases original music with her worship team at Generation Church.
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