Most of you probably heard of Rebecca Loebe for the first time when she melted faces with her cover of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” for her blind audition on The Voice, but that wasn’t actually my first introduction to her. When I saw Becca’s name scroll across the screen, my first reaction was, “Hey! That’s Raina’s friend!” And then 90 seconds later, I proceeded to scoop my melted face off the floor. Because I knew she was good, but damn, there’s nothing quite like seeing someone bring the genuine article right smack in the middle of 378 tepid Whitney Houston covers.
As the years have passed since that appearance, I happily kept tabs on Becca, seeing her criss-cross this great country and a bunch of others, often with buddies of mine, and then had the good fortune of claiming her as a buddy myself. She made her first Folk All Y’all appearance in our very early days and then joined us with her band, Nobody’s Girl, last year, and every time our audiences have been wowed by the combination of her gorgeous voice and songwriting that dances from wry and sharp to gentle and open, sometimes all in the same phrase. Her road journal reveals a giving (circus) heart that bounces around every song she sings, whether hers or Radiohead’s.
Also: do you want to talk to Becca about something? I bet she’ll talk to you about it. Because she is the sweetest.
REBECCA SOUNDS GREAT! HOW DO I SEE HER?
Rebecca’s coming by Friday, June 14th. Doors will open at 7pm with music starting at 7:30. We’ll be hosted by our friends at Studio688 and guests are allowed to BYOB if you’re cool about it. Get your tickets now!