Across the Sky
- Artist: Rebecca Folsom
- Format: CD
- Release Date:2/3/2004
With power and soul, Rebecca delivers a sultry sound that is all her own. Rebecca's songs display a desire and curiosity towards every aspect of life, from passion and romance to the simplicity of nature. It becomes clear that this woman is on a mission. Before you know it, your tapping your toes and snapping your fingers as you realize you've joined her on her journey. 'Music is about feeding the soul, ' Folsom believes, and she more than satisfies a hungry house. A seasoned performer, Rebecca rocks the room, whether digging in to the blues, rendering an earthy ballad, or offering an original twist to a folk tune. She is backed by a band of experienced and talented musicians, who share her true zest and love of performing. Rebecca has performed extensively with her own band, as a solo performer, and as an acoustic duo. In the last few years, Rebecca appeared with Jon Chandler at Opryland in Nashville on a show that was broadcast on the Country Music Channel, and later was a featured performer at the Heal the Earth Celebration at Red Rocks in Colorado. The Rebecca Folsom Band has appeared on numerous radio & television programs, culminating last year with a live performance on BBC radio and television with Danny Rael, 2 million people tuned in and voted Danny and Rebecca the People's Choice Winner of the Month. The summer of 2001, Rebecca opened for John Cowan at the Sheraton Opera House on his 25th Anniversary at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and also performed at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO. Rebecca has recently released her third album 'Across The Sky'. It is acoustically dynamic with a spacious collection of songs. Poised, smooth, and intimate, Rebecca's vocals cascade and soar throughout the album. From the gentle sounds of wind echoing off canyon walls in Great Winds Across the Sky to the joyous and hopeful gospel-feel of In Good Time; she takes you on a diverse journey of energy and reflection. A stellar cast of players, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tony Furtado, and John Cowan added their magic and mastery to the album. The subtle musical textures were gracefully brought together by producer Steve Szymanski. Finding gratification in helping students reclaim and strengthen their own voices, Rebecca co-founded the Vocal Arts Studio in Boulder, Colorado. She has served on the faculty of Planet Bluegrass Song School, and teaches private voice and fine art workshops. Rebecca's own paintings can be found throughout her CD booklets. As an experienced session vocalist, she has brought expertise and versatility in lending her voice to hundreds of recordings. 'Music is something that is impossible to do halfway; it is a passion that cannot be denied,' Rebecca affirms, and she carries that energy with her every time she walks into a room to sing. Press Quotes: The Denver Post calls Rebecca 'a sultry vocalist' The Denver Post Colorado 'Rebecca Folsom's music is a breath of fresh air. It deserves to be heard!' Grammy Award Winning - David Glasser Airshow Mastering 'Folsom shines on the mellow almost spiritual ballads, a cross between Joni Mitchell´s lush, soul-searching folk jazz and the Cranberries´ mystic Irish pop.' Daily Camera Colorado 'Rebecca is a wonderful singer with a great range and a fine array of original tunes.' Sugar Hill Artist - Sam Bush Nashville, Tennessee 'Uplifting vulnerable' Mountain Ear Colorado 'Rebecca was immediately accepted by our audience when they voted her best new artist in our 'Classics of 1998' contest. What impressed me then, and continues to with her new CD, is her ability to move through different musical styles with such ease. Her smooth, sweet voice can take you floating through a folk song, and then she'll turn around and knock you to your knees with her rock or blues. Rebecca is definitely one talented woman!' Kirk Mowers KUNC Radio.
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