Water on Stone
- Artist: Rebecca Folsom
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/8/2008
When Rebecca sinks her teeth into a song, an emotional intensity emerges that is both deeply stirring and joyously transcendent. Her performances cover the human landscape from humorous, sexy, life challenging and inspirational to heart opening and spiritual. With an equal dose of angel and little devil, she is capable of offering the most tender of ballads then effortlessly engaging a wide-open Rock & Roll cathartic release. She appears to be channeling something a lot larger and wilder than her small frame might first suggest. A seasoned vocalist she moves fluidly through luscious, smoky almost speaking tones, and then delivers Janis Joplinesque impassioned wailing. Folsom believes music is all about sharing the human connection, feeling our joys and sorrows, and always offering a bit of hope. Rebecca shines when performing in a spare acoustic setting and then explodes with the blazing intensity of her band. In either setting audiences are in for an uplifting, joyous, and truly moving musical ride. Rebecca has been writing and performing professionally for over 10 years, and has played on BBC television/radio, Red Rocks Amphitheater in CO, The Bluebird and Opryland in Nashville, TN, Falcon Ridge Festival, NY, Kerrville Folks Festival, TX, and Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, CO. A true renaissance woman, she has released 6 CD's, 2 books of poetry, and numerous paintings of fine art. She currently lives in both Boulder, CO and Nashville, TN. About the new CD Water On Stone A heart opening, rhythmic romp fueled with stories of meeting today's challenges and inspirationally rising above. Folsom's vocals go from vulnerable and soothing to fully engaged rock and roll wailing. The radio friendly 'No Reason' is a catchy little slam fest about finding ones own place in the world and having something to smile about. 'World Moves' the only Ballad on the disc has more layers of sound and reaches a zenith reminiscent of old stadium rock ballads. When Folsom bust's her chops, the word impressive should be bantered about. Particularly gutsy is her version of Grace Slick's 'White Rabbit' a hidden track as the CD's closer. This is her 6th CD, recorded in CO with her live band, Christian Teele, Chris Engleman, Eric Moon, and Chris Malley who co-wrote a number of the songs. The band has been playing together for years and delivers an effortless synchronicity with a deep rhythmic pocket that at the same time is light on it's feet. Melodies soar, harmonies weave and ascend, lyrically inspiring, and rooted in steady groove, Water On Stone is a CD you want to play over and over again, simply because it makes you feel good.
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