Featuring Robert Glasper, Marvin Sewell, Keith Witty,
Ulysses Owens Jr., among others
Listen to Streaming Tracks From Life As A Ballad
“…a singer with an innate ability for passionate songwriting that one cannot learn.” – Billboard Magazine
Ever since the untimely departure of Luther Vandross, the American pop scene has been absent of a Black American male balladeer possessed of chops beyond belief, staunch lyricism and emotional maturity. Abiah (pronounced Ah-bee-yah) more than adequately answers the call of that absence with an album and a presence that is sensuous, soulful, honest, grown-up and quite passionate about restoring vocal excellence to the contemporary airwaves.
Who is Abiah? These are the bare facts: he is a seasoned balladeer possessed of a five-and a half octave range; an established vocal coach and former Universal Republic recording artist; and he is of Ghanaian, Cuban, Native American descent, though raised in Rochester, NY. Continue reading