Becca Stevens | Jess Best
part of BRIC House Sessions
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:00PM
647 Fulton Street
(Entrance on Rockwell Pl)
Located in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, BRIC House is easily reached by subway or railroad. G to Fulton; C to Lafayette; 2/3/4/5 to Nevins St.; B/Q/R to Dekalb. Steps from Atlantic Terminal and the LIRR.
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If you will require wheelchair/mobility device accessible seating for this performance, please purchase your ticket(s) online, then call (718) 683-5608 Monday-Friday between 10am-6pm
Always reaching, always expanding, Becca Stevens - whom The New York Times describes as a "best-kept secret" and "impressively absorbing" - reinvents herself once again with her latest album Regina. In the years since her critically acclaimed third album, Perfect Animal, Stevens has understaken a journey that began with a study of Queen Elizabeth I as inspiration for a commission to write a concert o new music, which expanded into tributes to various queens from history, literature, folklore and her own imagination. The result is a collection of songs inspired by the regal and divine, and finally Regina as a voice, like a trusted friend or alter ego.
Stevens' style has always evaded categorization, and with Regina, even more so. One hears pop, rock, R&B and funk side-by-side with traditional Appalachian and British folk, classical, world music, and jazz. Intricate instrumentation and rhythms seamlessly intertwine with vocals and melodies that work their way into your brain. Stevens has been compared to Bjork, St Vincent, Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell and is certainly making her mark on the international music scene in a big way, establishing herself as a long term and important artist for the future.
Starting the night off is Jess Best, whose delicate, yet soulful vocals carry influences from the likes of Frank Ocean and Stevie Wonder, as well as songstress Joni Mitchell. Jess weaves together a sound that is deeply rooted in soul and r&b while also fearlessly jumping into the pop end of the pool. For this performance, she will be accompanied by Connor Schultze (bass), Paul Bloom (keys), Donnie Spackman (drums), Alex Graff (guitar), Taylor Simone (vocals), Will Fraker (vocals), and Michael Mayo (vocals).