Tue 5th March 2013
Hailed by The New York Times as “a vocalist and guitarist who balances deep melody against lyrical caprice,” Becca Stevens draws upon elements of pop, jazz, and traditional Appalachian folk from her native North Carolina to craft exquisitely understated compositions that defy categorization. From covers of artists as disparate as Morrissey, Usher and Seal quoted by many fans as often better than the originals, to new compositions with powerfully intuitive lyrics and music that appeals on many levels, Stevens has a hugely diverse appeal.
Fluent in both jazz and classical guitar, Stevens’ seamless arrangements embrace inventive acoustic textures and idiosyncratic melodic elements, communicated with immense warmth and effortless urgency through her intimate vocals. All About Jazz says of Stevens’ latest release, Weightless: “Her organic style is exciting and innovative, made even more so by her groundbreaking singing.” Stevens counts some jazz’s most elite musicians amongst her fans and collaborators, including Brad Mehldau, Kurt Elling, and Esperanza Spalding, proving this “best-kept secret” (New York Times) is a secret no more.
This unreserved seating and standing event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.
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Venue: Band on the Wall