Every song tells a story…


 

A storyteller songstress from Edmonton, Rebecca’s modern folk sound is uniquely her own.  Her songs, based on history, myths & poetry, evoke powerful images and emotions.  She moves easily from blues to jazz to pop styles and accompanies herself on piano, guitar, banjo or drum.  See her live and you will be entranced by her vocals and drawn into the depths of her songs.

 
Current Projects

  • "The Great Edmonton Elephant Stampede of 1926" at Nextfest 2014 on June 6th, 11th, and 13th
  • "The Earl: a Folk Opera" Closing Nextfest 2014 on June 15th 8:00 PM at the Roxy Theatre
  • Recording "Ode to Tennyson" with producer Barry Allen at Homestead Recorders
  • Looking forward to performing at the Canmore Folk Festival and Edmonton Folk Festival as part of the School of Song (www.schoolofsong.com)
  • Co-writing new music with Rob Heath, Marty Pawlina and Olivia Wik
 
Career Highlights


  • 102.3 NOW! Radio Project 10k20 recording grant
  • 2014 Winner of the CN Youth Artist Award at Mayor's Celebration of the Arts
  • 2014 3rd place prize in Sonic Youth Category of the Calgary Folk Festival Song Writing Contest
  • Showcased at Canadian Folk Music Awards 2012, and 2013, and Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta 2013
  • 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) Young Performer of the Year Nominee for "Avant Garden" 
  • 2013 Sonic Youth Winner of the Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Contest
  • 2013 Youth at the Blues Finalist at Beaumont Blues Festival
  • 2013 Edmonton Music Award Nominee for Underage Recording of the Year
  • 2012 CFMA Young Performer of the Year Nominee for "Myths and Monsters"
  • 2011 CFMA Young Performer of the Year Nominee for "Not in Neverland"
  • Top Six Finalist in 2012 All-Albertan Song Contest
  • Wild Card on season 5 of YTV's Next Star
  • Galaxie Young Performer at 2012 and 2013 Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • Wrote and performed "The Earl: a Folk Opera" at Nextfest 2013
  • Co wrote 7 songs for Edmonton Fringe Production, Searching for Normal
  • Performed at Calgary Folk Festival in July 2013


 

Upcoming Appearances

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