Rebecca Katz
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Rebecca Katz

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Rich with flawed and real characters, Rebecca Katz's first EP, Spendin' on Today, invites us all into her living room to sit in that oversized brown leather chair with a cup of warm tea and watch her stories unfold before your ears." - John Campbell, WGMU (Fairfax, VA)

"...a true American classic singer-songwriter." - Jerry McCarthy, performer

"...very good and getting better all the time...." - Dave Palmater, WUMB (Boston, MA)

"Harkening back to the age-old troubadour tradition, Katz blends stories, anecdotes and music into a blend of entertainment that is both glorious song craft and something that is greater than the sum of its integral parts." - Wildy Haskell, Wildy's World

"Katz, a seasoned coffeehouse performer and crowd favorite, started off the night's acts with a relaxed vocal acoustic guitar performance. Clearly in her element on stage, she made the audience feel comfortable and welcome by constantly taking requests from the crowd as well as asking everyone to sing along...Her peaceful, soothing voice helped create an intimate, cozy atmosphere at the coffeehouse...As the crowd eagerly sang along, Katz looked the most pleased out of anyone in the room to have achieved such great audience interaction." - Jenn Rubin, The Justice (Waltham, MA)

"Rebecca Katz sings directly from her heart. A voice of soothing tones rooted in classic folk-storied-melodies, Rebecca offers a truly fresh spirit. And her sensitive humor guarantees you'll leave smiling and feeling better about life." - Rob Mark, The Oasis Coffeehouse (Waltham, MA)

"Rebecca Katz's engaging, velvet, delicious voice leaves a sweet imprint on your ears and heart. Like a warm summer breeze, her delectable soulful melodies and comforting presence invite you into her intimate world, a circle of stories." - Ji Yeon Song, The Oasis Coffeehouse (Waltham, MA)

"[Rebecca's] voice is a warm blanket on a cold night." - Tony Toledo, The Me & Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)

"There are times I'm not sure what is better, Rebecca's singing or her guitar playing...The melodies she plays lend a special air to Rebecca's work." - Wil Owen, Rambles.NET

"Rebecca Katz rings true. She uses no bells and whistles and keeps her song simple and direct. She overwhelms with sincerity and truth." - Frank Gutch Jr., Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange (FAME)


Spendin' On Today (2007)



Rebecca Katz's favorite four-letter word is "folk."

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Rebecca has been singing, making up songs, and making noise on various instruments since she was very young. At 13, she picked up her dad's guitar so she could be the cool counselor at summer camp. A year later, she wrote her first original song and has been writing ever since.

In college at Brandeis University, Rebecca played more than 80 shows on campus. Now a touring artist based in Boston, Rebecca has performed at venues and events up and down the Eastern Seaboard including Studio 99 (Nashua, NH), Ebenezers Coffeehouse (Washington, D.C.), and the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. Along the way, she has shared stages with many performers including Kym Tuvim, Lara Herscovitch, and Adam Levy (guitarist, Norah Jones), and opened for Teddy Goldstein, Ryanhood, and Pamela Means.

Rebecca truly has an acoustic heart. An explorer of a myriad of genres, she will always come home to one hundred percent handmade music. She considers herself a lifelong student of language and songwriting, as you might expect of an artist with an advanced degree in English literature. Like her hero Nanci Griffith, Rebecca is also devoted to passing on traditional songs and favorites by fellow writers.

In addition to writing and performing, Rebecca has been a folk radio deejay. She co-hosted The Watch City Coffeehouse, Bob Weiser's program on 100.1 FM WBRS (Waltham, MA), for over three years, and directed and engineered the station's live concert broadcasts.

Above all, Rebecca enjoys connecting with people through music. On stage, equipped with a clear, confident voice, she can as easily evoke laughter from her audiences as improvised harmony. Equal parts songwriter and storyteller, she is all-heart all-the-time, and brings her special touch to every room she plays.

Rebecca's debut recording, Spendin' On Today, engineered by Mark Thayer at Signature Sounds Studio, was released in September 2007.