Quotes - Performing
James Gavin, Time Out New York
... Rhiannon is a LIGHTNING BOLT. The charge is continuous, illuminating and revitalizing.
Susan Lachmann, Women On Air
Rhiannon is a phenom...Where is the cult?! I'll go...Whew, this woman raises a virtual storm....Free in the spiritual sense with pathos, humor and sometimes, "Let 'er rip." You will love it...If she doesn't win the prize, I'll quit....Noooooooooooo, No, I won't quit!!!! The artists with her are, also special...The keyboard man lays down some of the most beautiful, artful improvisation I've heard in a long time...
Marge Korschgen, Kate Smith Promotions
Sometimes words just simply fall short—and often that is the case with the shamanistic singing of Hawaii-based improvisational master Rhiannon, who will appear in duo with Grammy-winning pianist Laurence Hobgood at ShapeShifter Lab (Nov. 15th) and Cornelia Street Café (Nov. 16th). If you have never heard Rhiannon you have not fully lived. She is a musician and performance artist with a healing touch, manifesting her powerful vision of social change through the arts worldwide.
New York City Jazz Record
Rhiannon is a cornerstone of the world-wide a cappella community. With a deep, shared, musical knowledge, Rhiannon creates totally improvised concerts, blending genres, creating soundscapes, and moving seamlessly from the center to the outer edge. One amazing voice emanating from a truly wonderful lady in one of the most honest and passionate performances I've seen... Rhiannon's vibrant personality and larger-than-life stage persona are matched only by the smorgasbord of vocalisations she manages to conjure up... magical.
Patrick Shepherd, Christchurch, New Zealand
Rhiannon’s mastery as a vocalist, performer and teacher of vocal improvisation is obvious and precious. Yet her biggest gift goes beyond music. It is the sheer distance and depth of exploration she has lived to become so fully and irreplaceably herself, arousing the courage and inspiration in those around her to undertake their own version of the same journey.
David Hatfield, Leadership Consultant and Educational Facilitator, TEDx talk on Male Vulnerability
Thank you for the most wonderful experience yesterday. My husband, who is a doctor and philosopher, said that he had never seen so many people showing such a profound sense of security while exposed to the gazes of an audience and each other. And I agree. I haven't seen anything like it either. Very impressive on a deep human level.
Tiri Beate Bergesen Schei, Montreal
Rhonda Morton, Corning NY Alligator Mouth Improv & Savannah consulting
Rhiannon is really impressive. Terrific record.
Michael Coyle, SLIM & Him Show, WRCU 90.1 FM
Peter Kuller, Jazz Presenter, Radio Adelaide 101.5 FM Australia
Rhiannon, thank you for producing the CD Flight! As a classically trained flutist, and music therapist who is trying to find my own musical "voice", the daily 15-30 minutes I spend with your ensemble are a continual gift to me. This joyful practice infects the rest of my music with an intensity and authenticity that I was afraid I had lost. It infuses the rest of my day with a wonderful self-loving energy. You have provided a path for a journey of self-discovery in the truest sense! Thank you.
DG, Ann Arbor MI