Possessing a nearly 4 octave range, soulful songstress Rebecca Folsom "takes you from subtle ballads to knock-you-to-your-knees blues". (KUNC Radio) A singer, songwriter, poet and painter, Rebecca's work focuses on the themes of human heartbreak, redemption, freedom and hope. Her ethereal voice on tender ballads has been described as "a cross between Joni Mitchell's lush soul searching folk jazz and the Cranberries mystic pop" (Daily Camera). In other songs, her vocal power and raw emotion evokes comparisons to Janis Joplin. Rebecca's music has been in the top 40 on Roots/Americana and College radio programming.
Her song " Girls Like Us", placed at number 4 on the Folk/DJ chart and she has performed at such diverse venues as BBC Radio and TV studios in Northern Ireland, Opryland in Nashville, and the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival. Catch Rebecca Folsom during her limited engagement in Beaufort after a successful tour of the western US.
This show is not to be missed!
Rebecca Folsom Songwriting Master Class
May 1st from 7 to 9 p.m.
Singer songwriter Rebecca Folsom will be teaching a one evening workshop. A veteran of music venues ranging from Opryland in Nashville, the Rocky Mountain (Colorado) and Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festivals, as well as clubs from New York City to L.A., Rebecca will be focusing on the performance and artistry of creating and performing one's own work. Participants should be prepared to perform their original compositions in order to gather input and suggestions from the instructor and other students. Additional discussion will focus on the business aspects of the music industry.
Cost is $40/per student.
Please call ARTworks to register: 843-379-2787.
NOTE: as space is limited, registration will be "first come, first serve."
Another Roadside Attraction
May 4th at 3 p.m.
Another RoadSide Attraction hails from Roanoke, Virginia, but they could have just as easily stepped out of Coney Island in the mid-1950s, or a forgotten diner along Route 66, or any number of dusty midwestern traveling carnivals. They evoke boardwalks, midways, sideshows, World Fairs, and all the best elements of true Americana.
Jordan Rivers and Lucy de los Rios makeup this eclectic husband/wife duo. They mix the sound of an offbeat cabaret with maybe a circus midway, even as some of the unusual instruments recall familiar sounds from old-time and traditional music...Then there are the homemade instruments, often pieced together from shopping expeditions and serendipitous discoveries. They switch up through a potluck of acoustic instruments including the guitarron (big-bodied, 6-string, acoustic, mariachi bass guitar), an assortment of ukuleles (resonator, 8-string, baritone), musical saw, kazoo, and more! The music is as distinctive and colorful as its look—beautiful, bizarre, sometimes eerie, and always fun. Their sound/style has been described by fans as "Blue Ridge Cabaret", "Steinbeck/Through the Looking Glass" and "River boat steam". You can follow them on Facebook and Reverbnation.
A big proponent of DIY, their merch setup is just as unique as their sound, offering everything from handstamped CDs to their homemade "RoadSide Miracle Mustache Wax"!