b. New York, USA. This singer-songwriter was influenced by Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, and early on in her career hung around the Greenwich Village scene, both to play and watch performers such as Richie Havens and Dave Van Ronk. Although she started playing a style of folk and country, this quickly evolved into a mixture of blues, ragtime and country, interspersed with her own compositions. During the early 70s, Abrahams performed with a vocal backing group called the Sleazettes, comprising Ellie Greenberg and Maria Muldaur. This unit appeared at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in 1972. Abrahams continued to play the college circuit and the folk clubs of her native north-east America, occasionally backed by Larry Packer (fiddle), Fred Holman (bass), Allen Friedman (guitar), with Ellie Greenberg supplying the vocals.