Singer-songwriter Rachel Beck is branching out into playing more solo shows but not before one more performance with her sister Amy as the Beck Sisters. 

Rachel says Amy is taking a break to spend more time with her young family and return to her career as a teacher.

"It was really intense and a lot happening," said Rachel, of the busy summer the sisters had before Amy's decision to take a break from touring. 

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The Beck Sisters were finalists in the first CBC Music Searchlight competition 3 years ago. (becksisters.com)

'Raring to go'

"She knows I'm raring to go," said Rachel of her plans to tour, but adds the sisters will still perform together locally. 

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The Beck Sisters will be performing at the Trailside Cafe Saturday. (The Beck Sisters)

That includes a show at the Trailside Cafe on Saturday.

"As for the new record, and upcoming tours and stuff, that's going to be me with a band so it's a new chapter." 

Rachel recently played a solo showcase at Showcase PEI and said it was a lot of fun.

"It was very different for me to be there without Amy of course but I had a really great band with me." 

Rachel said she hopes the connections she made with delegates will lead to good things in the future.