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.

 
Career Highlights

Nominations:

2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) Young Performer of the Year for Ode to Tennyson"

2013 Edmonton Music Award Nominee for Underage Recording of the Year

2013 CFMA Young Performer of the Year Nominee for "Avant Garden"

2012 CFMA Young Performer of the Year Nominee for "Myths and Monsters"

2011 CFMA Young Performer of the Year Nominee for "Not in Neverland"



 

Contests:

Winner of the CN Youth Artist Award at 2014 Mayor's Celebration of the Arts



3rd in Sonic Youth Category @ 2014 Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Contest 


Sonic Youth Winner @ 2013 Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Contest


TOP 4 Finalist in the “Youth at the Blues” @ 2013 Beaumont Blues Festival


Top Six Finalist in 2012 All-Albertan Song Contest


Wild Card on season 5 of YTV's Next Star 





 

 

Shared a Stage with:

Basia Bulat


Ruth Moody


Pharis and Jason Romero
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100 Mile House


Scenic Route to Alaska



 

Opened For:


Maria Dunn


Joal Kamps


Back Porch Swing


Joanne Janzen 


Alana Levandoski 



 

Music Festivals: 


Edmonton Folk Music Festival


Canmore Folk Festival


Calgary Folk Festival


Winnipeg Folk Festival


Come by the Hills Music Festival


Wild Oats and Notes Music Festival 


Up Town Folk Clubs' Winter Fest 


Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival


Kaleido Festival 


Heart of the City Festival 


Little Flower Music Festival 

Hero's Journey Music Festival

 


Grants:


2014: Rawlco Radio 10K20 Recording Grant


2014: Victoria School Foundation for the Arts Scholarship


2013: Victoria School Foundation for the Arts Scholarship


2013: Factor Travel Grant


2011: Harvard Broadcasting Exposure Travel Grant



 

Showcases:


Feb. 2015: Folk Alliance International Conference, Kansas City
Oct. 2014: Folk Music Ontario in Toronto: 4 private showcases and invitation to play at Borealis Records' Hootenany

Sept.2014: Canadian Country Music Awards: Alberta Music Livestock Showcase 

Nov. 2013: Canadian Folk Music Awards in Calgary: nominee showcase at the Nickelodeon Folk Club


Oct. 2013: Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta Showcase in Red Deer: showcased as a "Young Albertan"

Nov. 2012: Canadian Folk Music Awards in St. John: nominee showcase at the Sanctuary Theatre

 

Playwright and Composer:


Nextfest 2014: Wrote and Performed "The Great Edmonton Elephant Stampede of 1926" 


Nextfest 2013: Wrote and performed "The Earl: a Folk Opera" 


2013 Edmonton Fringe: composer of 7 songs in "Searching for Normal"

 





 

Upcoming Appearances

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