|Rachelle represented the Topeka Blues
Society as a solo performer at the International Blues Challenge in
2013 making it to the semifinal round in Memphis, Tennessee.
Previously Rachelle and her band placed first at the Wichita Blues Society's 2011 Blues Challenge. (She last won in 2009 as a solo performer.) This distinction additionally qualified
her to compete in the IBC during Jan-Feb, 2012.
This award and opportunity is welcome news to those who have recently heard Ms. Coba sing and play guitar. As one music critic put it:
"Blessed with a voice made for the blues and a guitar sensibility that emphasizes the groove, Rachelle Coba is an intuitive performer able to grab an audience by the heart with innovative originals and unique stylings - acoustic or electric - of blues classics."
A "National" Local
Degreed in music and educated "back in the alley," Rachelle has sung and played the blues for audiences from the Florida Keys to NYC to LA. Recently returned to her hometown of Wichita, KS for work on her first album, Rachelle brings her national touring and teaching experience to local club performances and guitar lessons/workshops. (See
Bio for more.)