North Carolina bred, Brooklyn based singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens has already received copious praise from the likes of The New York Times, describing her as a best-kept secret and impressively absorbing. Drawing upon elements of pop, indie-rock, jazz, and traditional Appalachian folk, Stevens has been hailed for her unique ability to craft exquisite compositions both for her own band, and for artists who run the gamut of genre from the legendary David Crosby, to singer José James to classical pianist Timo Andres. Stevens has toured the world with her band and collaborated with the likes of: Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, Billy Childs, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jacob Collier, Vijay Iyer and many others. In April 2015, Perfect Animal, the highly anticipated follow up to Weightless (Sunnyside), produced by engineer Scott Solter was released on Universal Music Classics. Becca’s music is featured on the latest Snarky Puppy Family Dinner Vol 2.
Becca will release her new album Regina in March 2017 Featuring Laura Mvula, Jacob Collier, David Crosby and produced by Troy Miller (Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula,Amy Winehouse) and Co produced by Michael League of Snarky Puppy. Regina is a tribute to strong women and figures in literature, history and legend as well as her personal life (Ophelia, Venus, Elizabeth I, her Grandmother); various songs inspired by the regal and divine nature surrounding that word as well as Regina as a voice, like a trusted friend or an alter ego. Becca uses Regina as a muse or alter ego to write in a new way fearlessly mixing genres, pop, folk, rock, Jazz funk and much more! The innovative Japanese designer Koshiro Ebata (Lady Gaga, Dior, Louis Vuitton) designs the look for her album and videos. This is the first album under Becca Stevens rather than Becca Stevens Band and marks a clear new direction in cementing her career as one of the most important, authentic and talented singer songwriters of a generation.
Ashley Heath is a singer/songwriter from Marshall, NC who plays a wide range of Americana music. You can hear influences from Eva Cassidy to Bonnie Raitt in her velvety vocals and bluesy guitar picking. She has always had an interest in singing; starting out in church as a small child and later joining rock bands throughout high school and college, but her interest in songwriting didn’t develop until her sophomore year of college in 2008. She since has entered many songwriting competitions including The Brown Bag Singer/Songwriter competition in Asheville, NC in which she placed second and crowd favorite in 2014. Since the Brown Bag Competition, Ashley has gone on to record her first record. The album was recorded at Echo Mountain Studios along with producer Ryan Burns and Engineer Clay Miller. The album will be released in early 2016. She also sings third part harmony in a country group from Asheville, NC named Raising Caine. Throughout Ashley’s musical career she has had the privilege of sharing the stage with artist such as Oteil Burbridge, Ivan Hampden, Artimus Pyle, Melissa Reaves, Bobby Hicks, and The Del McCoury Band. Be sure to keep an eye out for this upcoming singer/songwriter!