Rev. Rabia was born to sing the blues. Her performances are a powerful blend of righteous guitar picking and sensuous, raspy vocals. She takes the urban blues out of bars and back into the fields and backwoods juke joints. She was born December 9, 1958 in Sacramento, California, and began studying classical guitar at an early age before switching to folk music and song writing.
Rabia, now living in Berkeley, spent a year in the Oakland Jazz Choir before beginning her serious journey into the blues, the land of Memphis Minnie, Leadbelly, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Howling Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, too many to mention. Her debut CD, "Never Too Late", featuring harpman Thrasher on six cuts, showcases her writing skills with three original songs, Mama Java, Never Too Late and Be Careful What You Wish For.