Like Big Mama Thornton and Sister Rosetta Tharp before her, Rasha Jay is not afraid to blast away convention and dive headlong into a world which has long been the domain of white men. Fusing her knotted, raw soul vocals to a maelstrom of blues-based alt-rock, Rasha has both taken rock back to its roots and yet also managed to keep her music fresh and urgent. Taking influence from musical mavericks like Prince and rock royalty like Foo Fighters, Rasha Jay is the injection of new blood that rock was crying out for.
Inspired by her Uncle Larry’s eclectic record collection which she listened to as a child, Rasha grew to not only embrace different musical styles but also to have confidence with her voice, happy to keep the raw edge, just as so many blues and soul holler’s before she has. To use Rasha’s own words: “a previous time when women wailed with no apology.”
Rasha Jay’s voice has the ability to both move and inspire. Having grown up in the small town of Owings, Maryland, she is an example to anyone wanting to make music that no matter where you’re from or what your musical tastes are that you should trust yourself, and sing it loud and proud.
SOURCE: Official Bio