Rachelle COBA | mother blues
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. Her innovative finger picking style and soulful, riveting vocals help get her “new school of blues” out to be heard. Rachelle was introduced to the blues by Buddy Guy as a teenager and was suddenly in the blues world. She since has built a career of playing for many years as a side-woman, band leader and solo performer.
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“Whether playing solo or with the backing of a full band this woman has the ability to capture an audience and hold them spellbound throughout her performance. Coba is a world-class talent, playing with a style and finesse rarely heard anymore. The phrase “Slowhand” comes to mind as her guitar style at times reflects that same sophistication and elegance as that of Clapton or B.B. King. Her style has a timeless quality that, quite frankly, will never get old. This multi-talented artist can hold her own with the best of them whether as a guitarist, songwriter or vocalist. Rachelle Coba is the real deal and someone I feel confident recommending without reservation. – Bill Wilson” - Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue (Apr 02, 2014)
“Rachelle wrings all kinds of emotion out of her Strat with those talented fingers, and has a sweet-and-sassy voice that we immediately fell in love with! She sings in the opener that she’s “Never Been To Memphis,” but you’d never know it from listening to the next cut, “Ain’t Got Time.” Her guitar leads recall the soulful strut of the legendary Stax Studio, and the backing vocal chorus adds to the authenticity.”- Sheryl and Don Crow, Don and Sheryls Blues Blog (Mar 29, 2014)