If you’ve been here on the mountain in the last few months, chances are you’ve ventured out in the evenings looking for a little something to get into. If you’re lucky, you’ve found a little ambiance and some good music. If you’re really lucky, you’ve found some great music – wrapped up in the style of Rebecca White.
Rebecca White grew up in the North Carolina foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. She has a style all her own that ebbs and flows from the traditional melodies and chords of the mountains to a more progressive and slightly edgier sound. This style is mirrored in her personal works, drawn from the experiences and personalities introduced throughout various points in her musical career.
Rebecca worked with the Greensboro-based band, Thacker Dairy Road from 2005-2010, as songwriter, backup vocalist, and of course, fiddle player, for the band. Some perks from that relationship included the opportunity of sharing the stage with artists including Darius Rucker and Jason Michael Carroll, to name a few. In spring of 2010, Rebecca even brought her “fine fiddlin’” to the stage at Merlefest for the Jim Avett gospel hour.
Her musical talent doesn’t stop there, as Rebecca is a classically trained violinist and vocalist. At three years old, she began studying the Suzuki Violin Method directed under Paula Zimmerman. She completed her training in 1998. In college, Rebecca trained as an operatic soprano at the University of North Carolina’s renowned Greensboro School of Music. The multi-talented Rebecca has professional experience as a solo artist, commissioned songwriter, orchestra member, session musician, back-up singer and studio production assistant.
Over the winter, Rebecca has graced a few of Highlands intimate stages both solo and shared. She’s been seen “throwing down” with the boys of 4118, Highlands’ newest band and best kept secret, as well as joining forces with debuting singer/songwriter, Andrea Thorne.
So the next time you’re in Highlands and looking for some after hours entertainment, pick up a Laurel and find out if Rebecca’s in town. Whether it’s a jam session or a solo flight, it’s an evening of fun and fabulous music.