Rachel McBride was introduced to music when she was three years old, singing with her mother, who was a pianist and member of her southern Baptist church choir. These gospel roots have inspired a lifelong love of music that eventually lead her to the blues. First singing back-up, and eventually lead vocals for the groups All Kindza Trouble and StoneSoup, Rachel soon got the blues harp bug. She has been taught harmonica by Randy Bullah ,“Doc” Tomato and Lee Oskar (Harmonica Player for the legendary band “War”) influenced by Charlie Musselwhite, Little Ritchie, and Bill “Harp Player” Holloway. Her vocal influences include her family, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Ann Peebles, Koko Taylor, and Janis Joplin.