Originally form Sacramento, CA., Rev Rabia grew up secretly listening to blues in the afternoon with her mother from whom she injerited my love of this music. Her father didn't allow blues in the house, because he raised to think of Blues as the "Devil's Music."
She began playing guitar at age 14,but didn't start singing blues untils she nearly thirty. She had studied jazz vocals, spent several years as a singersongwriter, but think she could sing blues until ne day, a friend said that her husky voice was just suited to the blues, and the rest was history. She has studied and oerformed with Delta blues master Robert Lowerey performed at the San Francisco Blues
Festival (2002), opened for J.J. Cale (2004), toured southern Italy with Sony Rhodes (2005). CD Never Too Late
Currenly along with performing, I have been raiseng my children, attending university while working fulltime and caring for my husband who is a stroke victim. I am a archetypical Blues Woman, always swimming against a strong current.
SETCHKO AND MEESE
Marin-based # 1 Ambient Star and Top Hawaii Pop Star Go Back to Their Roots with Americana NOUVEAU “Songs to Live By”
http://www.reverbnation.com/setchkoandmeese Marin's Brazilian Vocal Legend Jose Neto praises: “Warm, open-hearted songs”
Accomplished multi-genre, multi-INSTRUMENTALISTS and vocalists, Woodacre's Stephen Meese and Fairfax's Bodhi Setchko have been playing together on and off for 20 years. Setchko garnered recording deals and critically-acclaimed albums both as a
singer-songwriter in the 70's and later as an influential force in the new age/ambient music movement (WITH NEW AGE BAND CRYSTAL WIND) leading up to his 2006 #1 Hit (TRANS UKRAINE) on the INTERNATIONAL ambient charts.
Meese made a splash from the East Coast to Hawaii opening for acts like Elton John, The Go-Gos & Toots and the Maytals. He too
has a strong affinity for ambient music as a member of notable Marin-based purveyors of “Music to Feel”, Harmonic Healers. But
together they are getting back to their roots and doing something altogether and refreshingly different. “I'm getting back to the roots of my original musical taste and earliest musical experiences,” says Meese. “Just the simplicity of two voices and two
instruments and what magic they can make.”
Regardless of genre or band, both musicians are after changing the way we feel as listeners, AND a deeper engagement with the
audience. “Positive messages - are at the heart of THE MUSIC OF Setchko and Meese,” says Setchko, “Our purpose is for people to
have a deep feeling of hope and well-being when they hear or sing-along with our music. We want them to say 'I like what I'm
saying to myself'.” Meese agrees, “We have seen our audiences transformed through what they create in their imaginations in
response to the music. People tell us tell us they leave a concert feeling revitalized or renewed.” It's no surprise that Acclaimed
local GUITARIST Jose Neto has praised them for “Warm, open-hearted songs” and fan raves employ terms like “magical”, “soulful”