Becca Stevens Band

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“Making music is as natural as breathing for me, and just as essential,” says Becca Stevens. “Music is an anchor in my life, one of the few constants. It allows me to express things that are beyond words and communicate on a very personal level, even to people I don’t know.”
The North Carolina-bred, New York-based singer/composer/guitarist’s status as a lifelong music-maker is more than... more

“Making music is as natural as breathing for me, and just as essential,” says Becca Stevens. “Music is an anchor in my life, one of the few constants. It allows me to express things that are beyond words and communicate on a very personal level, even to people I don’t know.”
The North Carolina-bred, New York-based singer/composer/guitarist’s status as a lifelong music-maker is more than apparent on the Becca Stevens Band’s Sunnyside debut Weightless. Although she’s already won significant acclaim for her membership in Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra and her prestigious collaborations with such esteemed musicians as Taylor Eigsti and Brad Mehldau, the sparkling 12-song set reveals the accomplished young songstress to be a startlingly original, refreshingly distinctive talent in her own right.
On such original compositions as “Weightless,” “I’ll Notice,” “Traveler’s Blessing” and “The Riddle,” Stevens’ intimate vocals communicate both immense warmth and effortless urgency, while her exquisitely understated arrangements and seamlessly crafted tunes embrace inventive acoustic textures and idiosyncratic rhythmic and melodic elements. The resulting music offers a beguiling blend of head and heart that resists easy categorization, drawing upon elements of pop, jazz or folk without limiting itself to the rules of any particular genre.

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