With a voice that ranges from soothing and sultry to a powerhouse of emotion, Connie Rae Knapp has been recognized for her distinct sound, writing ability and effortless self promotion. 21 International, National and Local nominations for her work includes 5 wins, 2009 Inland Empire Awards winner for Best R&B and Best Out of Area, 2007 Orange County Music Awards Best Blues, 2007 Ontario Independent Music Awards for Best USA, and 2006 All Access Music Awards for Best Female Pop Vocalist.
In 2004, The Robb Brother’s, owners of the notorious Cherokee Studios in LA, produced and engineered her debut album “Sister Garden.” Released in 2005, it has earned her the right to be the opening act for such legendary artists as Leon Russell, Dave Mason, Diane Schuur, Average White Band, Tower of Power, Eddie Money, Dwight Yoakum, John Mayall, Marcia Ball, Lee Ritenour, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Dennis Quaid, Andy Summers, Lou Gramm, Gary Sinise and Vonda Shepard to name a few.
Traditionally rhythm and blues, Connie Rae’s style crosses over many genres with fresh yet familiar melodies. Her intention in sharing her music is with the hope of inspiring others to live their life’s work.