Her name is Rahe (pronounced Ray) and her voice is filled with all colors of the musical rainbow.
Rahe’s highly eclectic and diverse approach evolved quite naturally as she was already a world traveler by the time she reached her early teens.
Growing up in a military family, she spent most of her childhood in Japan and Spain (the land of her heritage) before settling in Durango, Colorado at 13 years old. A prodigy – she was reading novels at the age of three – and lovingly home-schooled, Rahe was always powerfully drawn to the raw emotions and passionate abandon of earthy, visceral musical expression.
She and her group Rahe & illumiNation - a stunning ensemble featuring Rahe on vocals and nylon string acoustic guitar, a saxophone quartet (alto, tenor and two baritones), and drums - have released the album Out of the Box - a totally acoustic, multi-lingual foray into the entire spectrum of her musical vision.
We will explore her life and music.
Then, we get to sit with Ms. Hope Waits who had to cancel her last scheduled time on the Couch, but quickly accepted our invitation to rebook.
Hope brings her difficult childhood and loss of parents to her music. Having to leave home at 15 to escape the turmoil, Hope moved to S. Carolina to be with her older sister.
The death of her mother resulted in Hope buying a guitar and teaching herself to play. After touring the south as a solo artist, and with jazz and pop bands, Hope moved to LA where she found a support system that allowed her to record her self-titled debut album.
Hope will sit and discuss her life past, present and future while we get to hear songs from this great album.
Come sit on The Couch and meet “Musicians You Should Know”.