who is bobbi Rae?
Music is made to inspire, to touch our souls, to awaken our every inner emotion. It captures our imaginations and takes us on melodic musical adventures that defy space and time. While many musicians strive to create the kind of music that lives forever within our mind and bodies, only a few can create timeless treasures to touch a chord within our very being.
singer/ songwriter/ acoustic guitarist Bobbi Rae is such an artist. Her soul-stirring alto-soprano range reaches within your core with an eclectic mix of inspirational, alternative, contemporary R&B and neo-soul.
And for the 3 years, she has been cutting her teeth on the Louisiana and texas music scene in the most unlikely of places For over 2 years BObbi has been a part of the Ochsner hospital’s music therapy program, she has sang many uplifting original songs to sick patients, nourishing their spirits with the healing treatment of sound.
Bringing her angelic notes to the rest of the world, this passionate songbird began 2015 with a major splash and released a three-song CD entitled Bobbi Rae Unplugged on New Year’s Eve. and a spring of 2016 relese of her single "im Gonna Love Ya" which HAS TAKEN A LIFE OF ITS OWN and the response is overwhelming! the Single is available on Itunes, google play, spotify etc..
“My music is real. It’s direct. It’s personal,” Bobbi Rae explains. “I talk about things that people want to Say but may not want to talk about…i realized that we are one and that we as People struggle with some of the same issues, insecurities and concerns, and as a singer songwriter musician, my sole purpose is to connect the dots, evoke emotions, bring us together and uplift! I found for myself the power in music and words, and I want to spread that knowledge and love
According to her mother, Bobbi Rae has been using music to express herself even before she could form complete sentences. Born and raised in South Louisiana, Bobbi came up similar to any other red-blooded American girl. The product of a two-parent, middle class family, Bobbi Rae and her twin sister are the youngest of five children and were homeschooled until sixth grade. It was during these formative years that her mother feels that bobbi had really explored her artistic nature!
“My family was very creative,” she recalls. “We did a lot of arts and crafts and traveling, and some of the home school programs included vocal groups, piano lessons, painting, and outdoor activities."I can say childhood was pretty free, however, being in a non conventional household I feel thatwe were sheltered from what went on in the world around us like some of the pressures of public school, media influence, and interacting with the average person.My household was very loving but very structured, like we were not allowed to watch or listen to a lot of what my mom would call " worldly music" which in turn I believe influenced my sound and delivery. I get a lot of my inspiration from the feeling in gospel music.
After a tragedy of her family home being burned down shortly after resulting in BObbi going to a public school, bobbi didnt even knw that she was about to embark on a complete different journey! BObbi says "i didn't know people were so cruel, I didn't know that bullying existed to the extent I seen it" even at a young age my heart felt, I knew some of the things I saw in my school days was not right, and that led me into writing a lot! I wrote about love ( like i has a clue) about about heartache, about nature, about everything that i could think about lol. I remember when i was a little confident toexpress in front couple of classmates and They were like "‘oh, you can sing?’" I didn’t really take it seriously,” says Bobbi. “But then after just listening to more music, I became more confident with my singing and mostly songwriting because I was able to express myself.”
Bobbi gained so much confidence with her singing that she offered to sing for a friend who was in the hospital suffering from sickle cell anemia. So she wrote some new songs and went to the hospital to sing for him. It just so happened that the director of nurses at the hospital overheard Bobbi’s heaven-sent hymnals and wanted her to sing for more patients.
“I just wanted to make my friend feel better,” Bobbi declares “But one day, the nurse was like ‘do you do this anywhere else?’ I was like ‘no, I don’t.’ She gave me her card and said ‘I would like to talk to you about possibly doing music therapy here if you’re interested.’”
A couple of weeks later, she was doing music therapy at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans twice a week. “Music therapy keeps me grounded. It reminds me of why I’m doing this,” Bobbi says. “My music is inspirational; it’s real. I talk about personal things that I go through, things that I can relate to people with.”
And that’s exactly what she expressed on her three-song CD entitled Bobbi Rae Unplugged, featuring the arousing testament “Different,” where she urges empathy from others to not prejudge anyone and to be yourself. Then, there’s the moving message of “Concrete Rose," where Bobbi talks about how she rose above all of her trials and tribulation and blossomed into the beautiful flower she is today .
“My music brings a grounded emotion, I'm just ready to share it with the world” says Bobbi. currently bobbi is in process to release her Single "Insane Love" March 2018! and bobbi is projected to release a series an album spring 2019. with all her hard work and dedication we expect Bobbi Rae to continue to Blossum.