Raven Sadhaka
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Raven Sadhaka


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Lyrically strong and musically flowing... - Rikk Matheson

"June Howe"

"Raven's transforms her voice with and through each song, each breath -- she is truly a singer "in process", in the moment. It's exciting to watch and listen to her as she becomes each song." - Vocal coach to Kris Delmhorst & Lori McKenna


With her debut CD, Raven embodies all the best attributes of independent music... Her songs move seamlessly from straightforward Mississippi Blues ("Necessary Detours") to ethereal folk rock ("Free"). - K. Feeley


Raven has won me over with her debut CD!! I look forward to featuring her on our "Second Stage" program. - Dan Herman -- NYC


CD -- "Spirit Moves" (9 songs) to be released 2009
CD -- "Rites of Passage" (12 songs) 2003
Comp. 2004 -- "Chick w/ Guitars" (12 NYC chicks)
Comp. 2004 -- Oasis Acoustic Music Sampler
Demo -- "Raven" (5 songs) 2001
Airplay tracks: Television Dreams, Dying to be Me, Journey (U.S., Australia, Germany, Belgium)
Digital distribution on Apple iTunes, Rhapsody, MusicMatch



After a number of years on the New York performing scene, Raven landed in Boston where she continues to hone her unique bluesy, acoustic folk rock style. Her debut full-length CD, “Rites of Passage,” offers up 11 of her original songs, plus a special bonus track of "Working on a Building", the traditional Gospel blues tune she recorded with the lovely harmonies of Maria Dessena -- always a favorite in her live shows.

As a child growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Raven was greatly influenced by the sounds of the late 60’s and early 70’s heard on the AM and FM dials and was constantly singing three-part harmonies in the car with her parents. At the age of 13, she picked out a $70 guitar for her birthday and there was no turning back. She was playing variety shows at 15 and was a rhythm guitarist and singer in a band by the age of 16. Her parent's Southern roots may have something to do with her love of the blues and talent for storytelling. Otherwise, Raven has been directly influenced by an eclectic slate of artists, ranging from the Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, U2, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Emmy Lou Harris to Sarah McLachlan, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

When not playing solo shows, Raven also heads up the group, “RAVEN AND THE DREAMCATCHERS,” which includes Ethan Hein on lead guitar, mandolin and harmonica, John Hadfield on jembe drum and percussion, and Andy Lowe on bass.