Rhiannon, best known through her ten years as vocalist with the jazz group ALIVE!, blends classical drama with multicultural street theater, and scat phrasings in her innovative genre of jazz storytelling. Born into the homogeneity of the Dakotas, Rhiannon was lured to California by burgeoning lesbian passions. She received support from a mostly dyke audience come to hear her double-bill with Helen Hooke and Deadly Nightshade and was subsequently introduced to the world of Women's Music and Culture at the First National Women's Music Festival, in Champaign, Illinois, in 1975. Alive! formed soon after, going on to wow jazz clubs across the U.S. for ten years.
Most recently, Rhiannon has taught voice, has released two cassettes for voice training, has toured with her moving and intensely personal one-woman show "Toward Home" (Toward Home was recently released on cassette), and has joined Voicestra, a multicultural, mixed-gender, gay-and-straight all-vocal ensemble orchestrated by longtime friend and collaborator, Bobby McFerrin. ~ Laura Post