Becky Hobbs

Becky Hobbs

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

BECKY HOBBS is a total entertainer. She pounds the fire outta the piano (she's known as the "Female Jerry Lee Lewis"), plays accordion, & also acoustic guitar...all a platform for her whiskey-voiced, self-penned songs. From honky tonk to heartbreak, the BECKAROO is your gal!

Biography

Whiskey-voiced Becky Hobbs is one-of-a-kind. She is a gifted songwriter, as well as a captivating entertainer. She plays the piano like no other female on stage. High Energy best describes Becky, yet she can rope you in like an Oklahoma cowgirl with her poignant ballads.
Becky has performed in over 40 countries, including 9 countries in Africa. She co-wrote the powerful "Angels Among Us," recorded by Alabama, which stayed on the Billboard Top Singles Sales Chart for over a year. She co-wrote "I Want to Know You Before We Make Love" which went to #1 for Conway Twitty. She's written other songs recorded by Alabama, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, John Anderson, Janie Fricke, Lacy J Dalton, Moe Bandy, Shelly West, Helen Reddy, Shirley Bassey, Jane Oliver, and Ken Mellons.
"The Beckaroo," as she is called by her friends, was born and raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She started playing piano and writing songs when she was nine years old and formed her own all-girl band in high school. Becky has been performing ever since. Her dreams took her to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she played in “Swampfox” for 2 years, then to Los Angeles for 9 years, where she wrote songs by day & played the honky tonks at night.
In 1981, Becky headed for Nashville, and shortly thereafter recorded a Billboard Top 10 duet with Moe Bandy, "Let's Get Over Them Together." In 1988, her critically acclaimed All Keyed Up album on MTM, then later BMG, brought us "Jones On The Jukebox," "Are There Any More Like You," & "Do You Feel The Same Way Too." Becky's "Talk Back Tremblin' Lips" video (Curb Records) went to #6 on CMT. In 1994, she released The Boots I Came to Town In album on Intersound Records, which included the haunting "Pale Moon," the rockin' "Mama's Green Eyes (& Daddy's Wild Hair)" & Becky's own version of "Angels Among Us." Becky was named Cashbox Magazine's Independent Country Music Female Artist of the Year for 1994.
In 1996, Becky married Duane Sciacqua, a talented guitarist/producer/ songwriter. Duane has played guitar with Paul McCartney, Glenn Frey (of The Eagles) for 16 years, and is currently on tour with Rodney Atkins. Duane produced Becky’s 1998 album, FROM OKLAHOMA WITH LOVE, which received a great review in PEOPLE Magazine, and SONGS FROM THE ROAD OF LIFE, released in 2005.
The BECKAROO is a favorite in Europe. Her SWEDISH COFFEE & AMERICAN SUGAR album was released in Scandinavia in 2000.
Becky is a 5th-great-granddaughter of Nancy Ward, Beloved Woman of the Cherokee (born approx. 1738). Her song, “Let There Be Peace,” is recognized as the theme song for the descendants of Nancy Ward.
BEST OF THE BECKAROO-PART 1 (released 2006) is a collection of Becky’s most popular recordings, up to, but not including titles from “Songs From The Road Of Life.” There’s 21 songs in all....a real treasure for Beckaroo fans.
Becky shares her gift of music by playing as many charity events as she can and performing at Country Music Festivals throughout the world. Her show is full of energy and heart. She pounds the fire out of the piano, and also plays accordion and acoustic guitar. If you're lucky enough to catch her show, you better hang on tight. The Beckaroo’s gonna "rock you to your roots!"

Discography

BECKY HOBBS DISCOGRAPHY
Pre-Fame:
1965 Four Faces Of Eve - No Releases
1968 The Sir Prize Package - No Releases
1969 The Wax Madonna - No Releases
1971-72 Swampfox - No Releases
Albums:
1974 Becky Hobbs –US MCA # 434 (LP, 8-Track, Cassette)
1. I'll Be Your Audience
2. I Don't Know Why (I Love That Guy)
3. Love Shortage
4. Paradise Is In Your Mind
5. Just What I Need
6. Sorry To Bring Your New World Down
7. In The South
8. My Heart Is Like Snow
9. Can't Stop Being Your Fool
10. A Woman's Place
11. Chinatown
12. What'cha Gonna Do About It?

1976 From The Heartland – US Tattoo/RCA # 1673 (LP, 8-Track, Cassette)
1. I'm In Love Again
2. You Wanna Be Loved
3. Maybe I'm A Fool
4. Sisters & Brothers
5. No Friends Like Old Friends
6. Lonely Man, Lovely Man
7. You Complicated My Life
8. You Can Never Go Home
10. One More Time
11. Long Distance Love

1977 Everyday – US Tattoo/RCA # 2169 (LP, 8-Track, Cassette)
1. Everyday
2. Safe With Me
3. Someone To Watch Over Me
4. Let's Make Love
5. Gettin' To Me Again
6. That "I Love You, You Love Me Too" Love Song
7. Love Enough
8. I Don't Know Why (I Love That Guy)
9. Best Thing I Can Do
10. All That I Am

1979 BECKY HOBBS - Japanese RCA RVP-6362 (LP)
1. LET’S BE ALIVE
2. THE MORE I GET THE MORE I WANT
3. I CAN’T SAY GOODBYE TO YOU
4. I DON’T WANT TO LOVE YOU
5. YOU MAKE IT SO EASY
6. I WILL
7. FALLING
8. BEAUTY’S IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
9. THIS MUST BE WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT
10. YOU’RE THE SONG IN MY LIFE
1988 All Keyed Up (10 Songs) – US MTM # 71067 (LP, Cassette, CD)
1. THEY ALWAYS LOOK BETTER WHEN THEY'RE LEAVIN'
2. MAMA WAS A WORKING MAN
3. SHE BROKE HER PROMISE
4. COWGIRL'S HEART
5. I'M-A-GONNA GET TO YOU
6. ALL KEYED UP
7. JONES ON THE JUKEBOX
8. IT'S BECAUSE I DO
9. OLD FLAME BURNS BLUE
10. ARE THERE ANY MORE LIKE YOU

1989 All Keyed Up (*Reissue - 11 songs) – US RCA # 9770 (LP, Cassette, CD)
(*Added Songs: "A Woman Needs" & "Do You Feel The Same Way, Too?" -
Deleted Song on LP: "It's Because I Do")
Deleted Songs on Cassette: “It’s Because I Do” & “Old Flame Burns Blue”

1994 The Boots I Came To Town In – US Intersound # 9120 (CD, Cassette) and later on Beckaroo Records
1. I CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELIN'
2. YESTERDAY TONIGHT
3. GONNA ROCK YOU BABY
4. THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT YOU
5. MAMA'S GREEN EYES (AND DADDY'S WILD HAIR)
6. DO IT RIGHT NOW
7. DON'T CALL ME
8. THE BOOTS I CAME TO TOWN IN
9. ANGELS AMONG US
10. I DON'T DANCE WITH STRANGERS
11. JOANNA
11. PALE MOON

1996 A TRIBUTE TO NANCY WARD: BELOVED WOMAN OF THE CHEROKEE – US Beckaroo Records un-numbered mini-album
1. LET THERE BE PEACE
2. THIS LAND IS NOT OUR LAND
3. BY THE FIRE

1997 HOTTEST ‘EX’ IN TEXAS - US Beckaroo Records # BR551 (CD)
Consists of old recordings that were not on prior albums
1. HOTTEST ‘EX’ IN TEXAS *
2. TALK BACK TREMBLING LIPS **
3. OKLAHOMA HEART +
4. WOMAN ENOUGH TO FORGIVE YOU
5. PARDON ME (HAVEN’T WE LOVED SOMEWHERE BEFORE)? *
6. READY FOR THE RODEO
7. WHEELS IN EMOTION *
8. I CAN’T SAY GOODBYE TO YOU ++
9. ROCKIN’AT THE RENDEZVOUS
10. YOU MADE ME THIS WAY *
* EMI-AMERICA recordings ** CURB recordings
+ LIBERTY recordings ++ MERCURY recordings

1998 From Oklahoma With Love – US Intersound # 9613 (CD, Cassette) Cover is a color close-up/b&w close-up) Beckaroo Records #BH 1998 (has original cover of Becky “riding” a keyboard).
1. FROM OKLAHOMA WITH LOVE
2. DANCE ALL OUR TROUBLES AWAY
3. TRUST THE NIGHT
4. COUNTRY GIRLS
5. YELLOW PAGES UNDER BLUE
6. DON'T CRY FOR ME
7. HONKY TONK SATURDAY NIGHT ++
8. GOD'S GIFT TO THIS WOMAN
9. ROCKIN' AND ROLLIN' AND RAISIN' HELL
10. RUNNIN’ ON DREAMS
11. DON'T KNOW WHEN I'LL LOVE AGAIN LIKE THIS
12 WHAT DID I DO (TO DESERVE ALL THIS)?
++ re-recording of song originally released on Mercury as a single

2001 Swedish Coffee & American Sugar - Swedish Country News # CN200002 (CD)
1. THAT’S WHAT YOUR LOVIN’ DOES TO ME (rec 1994
2. HELLO GOODBYE (rec 1999
3. I CAN’T BE FAITHFUL ANYMORE (rec 1990
4. DANCE ALL YOUR TROUBLES AWAY (rec 1991
5. I AIN’T HAD A ROCK IN AGES (rec 1993
6. I’LL TAKE THE FIFTH (rec 1990
7. THE DEVIL MAY CARE (rec 2000
8. BARBARA (rec 1991
9. LOVIN’, FIGHTIN’ OR CRYIN’ (rec 1995
10. DREAMIN’ OF A BRAND NEW DAY (rec 1991
11. DON’T CRY FOR ME (WHEN I’M GONE)*** (rec 1997
12. IF YOU AIN’T GONNA BE MINE (rec 1991
13. REASONS WHY I’M SINGLE (rec 1992
14. BROTHERHOOD OF MAN (rec 1986
***This is the first demo of the song

2005 Songs From The Road Of Life – US Beckaroo # BR2004 (CD)
1. WOMAN GETTIN’ OLDER
2. ANOTHER MAN IN BLACK
3. TIME STANDS STILL
4. NO MORE WAR
5. VIENNA
6. WHAT ARE YOU DOIN’ IN MY DREAMS
7. GIRLS NIGHT IN
8. LET THERE BE PEACE +++
9. LIVE UNTIL YOU DIE
10 MAMA SAW PARIS
11. HEART
12. KISS MY ASHES
+++ Song originally recorded on “A Tribute To Nancy Ward: Beloved Woman of the Cherokee” mini-album

Set List

The Beckaroo can play up to 3 hours. She does her own songs, many have been cut by other artists, several big hits. You'll hear traditional country, rockabilly, honky tonk, heartfelt ballads, Native American inspired. All are the REAL DEAL.