A lyricist at heart, Rebekah has been writing songs since her early childhood years--when she would record melodies on cassette tapes in her bedroom, and fill up journal pages with original poems. She grew up in a small East Texas town, then moved to Chicago where she attended college and took guitar & songwriting classes at the Old Town School of Folk.
Influenced by the rawness of southern storyteller Flannery O'Connor, and the music of Patty Griffin, Lori McKenna, Lissie, Sheryl Crow, Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, and Dawes--Rebekah locates herself in the stream of writers looking for a fresh way to uncover the intricate layers of human experience, with a raw and honest edge. She recorded her first EP in Austin, TX, two weeks before she got married and moved to California.
While living in the Santa Cruz mountain redwoods, Rebekah played an array of shows in the Bay Area, including Hotel Utah, opening for Haroula Rose, and playing at the Grapes of Wrath 75th Anniversary Celebration hosted by the Steinbeck Center in May 2014.
Rebekah left the Golden State for Nashville in 2015; and shortly after, launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her 4-song EP, “CANYONS.” Rebekah recorded “CANYONS” with Grammy-nominated producer Paul Moak at the Smoakstack (Joy Williams, Mat Kearney, Caitlyn Smith), and her first single “Wine in the Cellar” was featured on Lighting 100.
“CANYONS” is an expression of her reflections on following an unmarked path infused with a gritty southwestern sound. Rebekah took her songs on the road in the fall of 2017, performing in living rooms and venues along the West Coast, Texas, and Chicago. Rebekah is currently writing for her next project, paying attention to her life—soul excavation, share, repeat.