Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
RIYL: Adam Again, Mahalia Jackson, Greg Lawless, Christine Parker, Kathryn Cloward
Influences: Mahalia Jackson, BB King, Amy Grant, U2
Riki Michele fronted a Christian alternative funk band called Adam Again in the mid-1980s, recording several albums with them between 1986 and 1995. She made her solo debut in 1989 with Big Big Town and followed up with releases like One Moment Please (1993), Surround Me (2002) and the Kickstarter-funded Push (2015).
Her 2003 Christmas album Come Let Us Adore Him was released via Parable Christian Stores.
(Photo by Jimmy Abegg, courtesy http://www.rikimichele.com)