ike Abraham was raised in the suburban wastelands of post-industrial Pittsburgh, PA. After several failed ventures involving WD-40, bic lighters and transformers, he became interested in organizing chunks of sound on the electric guitar as a result of listening to rock music during his early morning paper route. Later he was seduced by the forward-leaning jazz of Miles, Coltrane, Ornette and Mingus.
Temporarily derailed by a biology degree and some dreary research jobs involving weight-lifting rats, he got wise and embraced the music world again, moving to California and leaving the rats behind. Sought for his “tasty licks”, stylistic versatility, and devastating sex appeal, Abraham has become a valuable session player in the Bay Area, performing and touring with the Mitch Marcus Quintet, Helsinki Skylight, Stanley, Nevada, Low-Volume Restaurant Situation, Random Combinations and Derivations Thereof, and 60′s rock-icon Donovan.
Photo by Petr Jerabek