Ava Raiin is a New York based Ethereal R&B singer, songwriter and performer. Ava was born Michelle Renee in Minneapolis with her twin sister and raised between Minnesota with mom and Texas with dad. After an unconventional childhood and undergraduate studies at the University of Texas, Ava moved to NYC and made her rounds in the artist circuit singing cover songs at open mic nights. A series of fateful meetings and introductions led to touring gigs as a background singer and featured vocalist with a range of artists across the spectrum. Over the last few years Ava has shared the stage and collaborated with Melissa Etheridge, Blood Orange / Dev Hynes, Carly Rae Jepsen, Solange Knowles, The Chainsmokers, Jack Antonoff / BLEACHERS, Chrisette Michele and others. Her newly released music video for “Eagle Eye” premiered on Afropunk and was selected as Vimeo Staff Pick. Ava is currently working on new music and touring with Blood Orange singing backing vocals.