Raya Yarbrough is an American singer and songwriter whose musical style is an [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly eclectic mix]] of folk and jazz. She has lived and worked in Los Angeles for her entire life, and after successful live performances, released her debut album ''Raya Yarbrough''. She is also known as the main female vocalist for Music/BearMcCreary on ''Rest Stop'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. They married in summer 2010.

!!Raya Yarbrough demonstrates:
* CoverVersion: Par for the course for a jazz musician, Raya intersperses her originals with takes on standards by Duke Ellington, Clifford Brown, Johnny Mercer, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and]] Music/{{Queen}}. Her Christmas album adds Music/JoniMitchell's "River".
* OminousLatinChanting: Toward the end of "Assault on the Colony."
* OneWomanWail: Most evident on "Lords of Kobol." DAMN.
* SelfTitledAlbum