A breath of fresh air. Makes my heart feel good... Spreading beautiful music around the globe.
An acoustic-eclectic-ambient-folk-ethnic-world-roots sound with hints of jazz, Middle East blends, further East mantras and sometimes driving rhythms and sometimes gentle sounds.
Beautiful progressive guitar-driven grooves fuse jazz, folk, rock and world rhythms & strong expressive vocals to create a wealth of unique "free-verse" style award-winning songs.
A compassionate, insightful, sensitive, versatile award-winning performing guitarist, vocalist, recording artist, songwriter and healing artist.
- Funding may be available at:
NH State Council on the Arts;
N.E.F.A. (New England Foundation for the Arts)
N.E.S.T.(New England States Touring Artist)
RAHEL's musical versatility highlights a magnificent repertoire of melodic finger styles and a myriad of genres. Early influences from the American folk music revival of the ‘60's and the ‘70's Woodstock era combine with a wealth of world traditions, sounds and rhythms that have become integral to Rahel’s hypnotic sound. Growing up in 1960’s New England, surrounded by the beautiful finger styles of James Taylor and Paul Simon; the perfect synchronicity of Peter Paul & Mary; the complex simplicity of Bob Dylan's prolific social commentary; the open tunings of Mary McCaslin and Joni Mitchell; and the exquisite vocal harmonies & creative meanderings of Crosby Stills & Nash, Rahel set out to emulate the masters. She learned their music and then created her own. The psychedelic sounds of the 1970's, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Santana, fed more fuel to her fire. World travels and living in Israel tuned Rahel's musical ears to a fusion of diverse multicultural blends of Jewish, Israeli, Middle Eastern and an array of world roots sounds and rhythms.
Experience the music of Rahel one song, one concert, and one CD at a time.
- RAHEL has been playing guitar since she was 14 and professionally since 1976.
- RAHEL is easy to work with and available to help you plan a suitable musical menu.
- RAHEL works with other musicians if you are interested in a duo, trio, band or ensemble (add flute, violin, bass, percussion and more).
- RAHEL is an expert in children’s music and therapeutic music for healing and transition.
- RAHEL plays on an assortment of traditional folk instruments such as the banjo, spoons, autoharp, dulcimer, and ukulele and can call a few International folk dances.
"I was so surprised when I turned on Rahel's "Time Passes By". It is not the typical contemporary singer/songwriter album that I expected. Overall that's a good thing."
- Jam Music Magazine
"A woman of great faith, Rahel can cover many emotional bases through the language of music alone. A gifted and talented songwriter, Rahel has a lot to say and she says it well with a beautiful diverse collection of songs."
- Vicky Arico; Singer/Songwriter/Artist
"Rahel's music sounds smooth, so very modern, and even 'hot'. Progressive guitar-driven grooves fuse with jazz, folk, rock and world rhythms. Strong and expressive vocals flow in a unique "free-verse" style to create an acoustic-eclectic-ambient-folk-ethnic-world-roots sound and award-winning songs.”
- FolkNotes, Israel FolkStuff Society; Israel
"Your music is so very calming."
"You know how once in a while you just get overwhelmed with emotion? That's what happens when I sit down and listen to your music. Your music is very emotional, revealing, positive and healing."
- Bill; Montana
"I admire your ability to express and share your spirituality in music."
- Steve Blunt; Children's Musician & Storyteller
“The music is so beautiful, powerful at times, and awakening at others. It organically connects my mind/body to the experience and helps give myself permission to move, breathe, and feel in a very visceral way.”
“I love your music. Thank you for offering humanity such a lovely gift. It helps me relax, feel better, and be more optimistic.”