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Reina del Cid

About this artist

Rachelle Cordova, better known by the stage name Reina del Cid, is an American singer-songwriter and lead of the eponymous folk/rock band formerly based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, and now based in LOS Angeles. Del Cid and her band have released four studio albums to date: blueprints, plans released in 2012, The Cooling, in 2015, Rerun City in 2017 and Morse Code in 2019. The Cooling and Rerun City were recorded at Pachyderm Studios. Songs from the second album were featured on NPR, and Baeble Music. Their subsequent single release, "Death Cap" and its accompanying music video, which was filmed in Iceland, was featured in Paste Magazine.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English Literature in 2010, she worked as an Editorial Assistant for University of Minnesota Press. Her stage name originates from references to Spanish literature: her guitar is nicknamed "El Cid", named after the Castilian nobleman of the same name, and her name "Reina", meaning Queen in Spanish, the Queen of her guitar.

Del Cid and her band have developed a significant following on their YouTube channel as independent artists.

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