Rhiannon is a vocal artist with a vision of music as a vehicle for healing, transformation, and social change. A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer, and master teacher, Rhiannon has been bringing her unique and potent blend of jazz, world music, improvisation and storytelling to audiences for over three decades. From her stellar collaborations with Alive!, the all-women’s jazz ensemble to Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra to her ground breaking solo and ensemble performances, Rhiannon enthralls and inspires her audiences. Rhiannon is deeply interested in the healing power of music, and takes her songs and improvisations beyond the realm of clubs and concert halls to one on one sessions in hospice and other settings. The unique body-based vocal improvisation and sound healing process that she teaches internationally is a result of living in these times as an artist on the cutting edge of music and theater. www.rhiannonmusic.com
“In My Prime”
“In My Prime” puts Rhiannon into the center of the music river. The title song, “In My Prime,” inspired in a rip tide on Kare Kare beach in New Zealand, is a song that declares the life force that makes Rhiannon so vital. There are also several rich, complex and vibrant songs co-written with bay area treasure Frank Martin, whose stunning arrangements of Joni Mitchell’s “Case of You” and the Lennon/McCartney classic “Blackbird” bring these songs to life in a brand new way. World class musicians - Alex Acuña, Abraham Laboriel, Will Kennedy, Dave Ellis and Mike Marshall among others, join with Rhiannon's family of musicians - David Worm, Joey Blake, Jami Sieber and Frank Martin. Braided through the CD are live improvisations by Rhiannon and Bobby McFerrin that defy gravity, recorded in a special duet session in Minneapolis. The utmost care and attention has been given to every aspect of the recording by Rhiannon and her production team.
This CD showcases Rhiannon’s artistry in an original and nuanced musical context that treasures song form and the intricacy and simplicity of brilliant collaboration. Rhiannon is a truly unique, mature and gifted singer who passionately declares "I am In My Prime."