Rebecca Turner

Rebecca Turner

 Springfield, New Jersey, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Americana; Nashville by way of Newark, NJ. "...Sings with... angelic beauty," "direct, intimate, vulnerable," "not only beguilingly fascinating, but eternally pleasing," "..Her voice is by turns, caring, seductive, plaintive, and innocent."

Biography

“One day en route to work, I was trudging up some subway steps when an impatient lady behind me grumbled something about “all the slowpokes.” That turned into the song “Comfort You Up.” “Slowpokes” as the new album title fits in a bunch of ways: although I’ve been singing and writing songs since I was a kid, it took me until my early 30s to actually stand up in front of people with a guitar; and making my first album ("Land Of My Baby") took a couple of years. Certain things can be pretty sweet when you let them bloom to their full potential.”

Rebecca has been writing songs and performing since 1995. Some past NYC area gigs have been at Jalopy; the Happy Ending reading and music series; Banjo Jims; and the Parkside Lounge. She runs the Saturday Afternoon Song Swap series in Maplewood, NJ, with Deena Shoshkes of the Cucumbers. She grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in north New Jersey.

Discography

Rebecca Turner's second CD Slowpokes came out in April '09.

Rebecca released her first album, "Land of My Baby" in 2005; airplay highlights include WFMU and WNTI (both great NJ stations) and the Not Lame podcast.

Rebecca released a 4-song EP in 2000, with producer Boo Reiners (Demolition String Band, Klezmatics).

Set List

A typical set features mostly original material, some older, some new, and one or two crazy covers.

Covers RT has been known to do:
1."Dues" by Ronee Blakely from the "Nashville" soundtrack.
2. "Your Love is Forever," George Harrison
3. "If I Were a Carpenter," the Johnny & June version, duet with Scott.
4. A bluegrass version of Blondie's "Hangin' on the Telephone."