NEW RECORD NEW RECORD NEW RECORD!!!!!

It is with total delight that I can finally announce my next record Perfect Animal, a collection of ten new songs and arrangements, which will be coming to you this fall! This album, in the truest sense of the phrase, has been a labor of love and I’m so excited to be able to share it with you!

I’m partnering with PledgeMusic in order to offer a Pre-Order of the record along with some other exclusive content I’ve never been able to offer you. By pledging, you’ll receive a download of the album before the general public but you’ll ALSO receive access to special content and updates highlighting our time in the studio, unreleased demos, videos and more!

I made this goofy little video - featuring my refrigerator - (accessed by clicking the link below) where you can hear some snippets of new music as well as get info on how you can be involved!

http://www.pledgemusic.com/beccastevens
 
It’s folks like you who allow us to continue doing what we love: making and performing music. So, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for supporting me and my music. Pledge on!


A nice little interview I did for the “Triad Music Festival” in my hometown!


Becca featured on New José James Record “While You Were Sleeping” Out June 10th on Blue Note

I’m very excited and honored to be a part of José’s new record “While You Were Sleeping” for which I wrote an original entitled “Dragon” and sang back up on a few other tracks.

From Blue Note:

José James has announced a June 10 release date for his new album, While You Were Sleeping, his fifth studio album and his second album for Blue Note Records. While You Were Sleeping is the follow-up to his widely acclaimed R&B and jazz steeped No Beginning No End, and signals a new creative direction for the versatile singer-songwriter. The album was recorded in Brooklyn, NY, and was produced by José and Brian Bender.

That creative shift is heard in the rock edge of tracks like “EveryLittleThing” and “Anywhere U Go” and is evidenced in a change in José’s band which adds guitarist Brad Allen Williams to the stellar line-up of keyboardist Kris Bowers, bassist Solomon Dorsey and drummer Richard Spaven. The influence of Jimi Hendrix can be heard throughout the album as much as R&B forefathers like Al Green. Special guests on While You Were Sleeping include vocalist Becca Stevens who duets with James on her song “Dragon,” as well as trumpeter Takuya Kuroda who is featured on the cover of Green’s classic “Simply Beautiful” that closes the album.


"I Asked" by Becca Stevens (Solo)

Directed by Brett Karley
Video by Milton Ladd & Brett Karley
Sound by Geoff Strasser
Produced by Eleanor Howe

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AMY POEHLER’S SMART GIRLS IN THE ARTS: BECCA STEVENS

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I was grateful to be interviewed and included among all of the other talented women who have been featured on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls! You can read an excerpt below (with a link to the full interview):

Singer, composer and guitarist Becca Stevens was once described by the New York Times as “a best-kept secret” with her hypnotic style of songwriting that produces a transposing, immersive experience for the listener. This quality, coupled with her subtle, haunting voice, leaves listeners in a beguiling daydream. So, forgive me, New York, while I let your best-kept secret out of the proverbial bag.

Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to two musician parents, music was Stevens’ mother tongue, a language she learned early and spoke often. At two, Stevens was performing with her family’s band, The Tune Mammals, and soon after, Stevens began acting, dancing and involving herself in any performing arts opportunities she could get her hands on.

“My siblings and I were surrounded by music all of the time, “ Stevens said. “My parents are both singers so it was common to hear them rehearsing classical pieces at the piano. Whether cleaning the kitchen after dinner or driving somewhere in the car, my parents always played an eclectic array of great music. Irish and Appalachian folk music particularly feels like home to me.”

To read the full article click here


Watch: Timo Andres Subject of Q2 Spaces Profile; Andres to Premiere New Work at Ecstatic Music Festival in New York

Timo Andres gives the world premiere of a new piece, titled Work Songs, at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall in New York City this Wednesday, March 19, part of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. Andres wrote the new song cycle especially for fellow composers and multi-instrumentalists Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens, and Nathan Koci, who will perform it in the concert. A multi-movement work inspired by old-fashioned American parlor songs, these “work songs” are set to texts having to do with facets of professions, jobs, and labor. The arrangements are tailored to the performers, with three singers, two guitars, keyboards, accordion, and piano. The program will also include individual work by each of the other composers in the collective, all arranged for the quintet to perform together.


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