For as long as she can remember, 20 year old blues singer Rachel Edwards has had a love for singing. Don’t let her youth mislead you - Rachael has a rich, soulful and enchanting sound beyond her years!
Rachel’s childhood was filled with the sounds of Southern soul, blues and R & B, and her home’s sound track was flavored with Sam Cook, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin. In school she was exposed to classical music and a gospel choir and knew that being a singer and performer was her dream in life. At the age of 15, Rachel was introduced to the Alabama Blues Project and got her first real taste of blues performing. Like a duck to water she found her home! With the Alabama Blues Project, she was able to closely work with - and perform with - blues legends like Willie King, Sam Lay, Bobby Rush, Eddie Kirkland and Little Jimmy Reed. She also connected with blues divas like Carroline Shines and B. J. Miller and performed at venues and festivals across the South. Most recently, Rachel showcased with the ABP advanced band at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Whether she is singing blues classics or her own original compositions, Rachel’s powerful emotional approach demonstrates a broad expressive range. Her powerful stage presence is immediate and her songs hit with a deep, heartfelt sincerity. Remember the name, because Rachel Edward is a sensational star with a bright future!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Rachel is a true genius. The future of the blues is in good hands with talent
such as Rachel’s and many others coming out of the Alabama Blues Project.”
- Shardae Turnipseed, Blues Foundation Board Member, Memphis Tenn.
“The future of the blues is in excellent hands with talent like
"Rachel Edwards sings with charity and passion.