MOTHER BLUES, Rachelle Coba’s debut solo album, showcases a talent so fully formed it’s hard to believe this album constitutes her maiden voyage. But then, Rachelle’s been schooled by the best — including herself. Rachelle plays a Fender Stratocaster with her fingers, adapting the finger-picking techniques she learned while earning her B.M. in classical guitar into a powerful and distinctive rhythm and lead blues guitar voice. She has backed up such high-octane blues luminaries as Albert Castiglia and Super Chikan, and in the past year alone, traveled as music director for blues giant Matt Murphy, toured Australia, and appeared as Special Guest on the October 2013 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise. Much in demand for her jaw- dropping guitar playing, Rachelle also just happens to sing circles around every woman blues singer out there–with the possible exception of Bonnie Raitt. And she’s played with everyone, from Maria Muldaur to Buddy Guy. Her songwriting is world class.
Simply put, MOTHER BLUES delivers one of the most important blues women to appear on the scene in decades. The personnel she assembled for this much- anticipated album include musicians who have recorded and toured with greats from Neil Young to Anne Murray and Billy Joel, enabled by the engineering magic of Miami’s legendary Ron Taylor. But this is Rachelle’s album, same as it is her stage whenever she steps on it. MOTHER BLUES features some of Rachelle’s finest writing with guitar playing and singing so in the pocket you can listen to it all day.
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