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“A vocalist and guitarist who balances deep melody against lyrical caprice...New York’s best kept secret.”
- New York Times
“Stevens fashions a sound all her own with airy, brook-clear songs equally touched by jazz sophistication and homespun folk charm.”
- Time Out New York
“Great arrangements. Deeply compelling songs. Could she be the new Joni? That’s the well from which she springs. ”
- San Jose Mercury News
“Brilliant, catchy… Intimate, ruminative, jagged-edged originals with jouncy time signatures, rich with harmony and melody.”
“This is a vocalist and bandleader with command to spare, a flair for making savvy, split-second decisions, pulling tricky changes out of the air, and crafting arrangements that appear simple on the surface but reveal true sophistication with each successive listen.”
- All Music Guide
“With their ability their exquisite arrangements, gorgeous vocal harmonies and an ability to make the bar line disappear, the Becca Stevens Band stole a lot of heart.”
- Jazzwize Magazine
“Stevens is effortlessly charming in her stage demeanor and lights up like a firefly in performance. She is a treasure.”
- Kurt Elling for Jazz Times
“It’s a rich tapestry on which to work, and Stevens does so with aplomb, playing an array of stringed instruments, singing her own backing vocals, letting her luxurious voice curl around lyrics inspired by history and literature; the single Queen Mab, a take on Shakespeare’s fairy midwife, is dizzying, ye olde fabulous.“
- The Evening Standard, 4 star review, Regina, March 2017
“For three albums Becca Stevens has fashioned an idiosyncratic, complex world which nods to mavericks such as Joanna newsom and Enya. On her fourth… she’s layered her vocals more than ever and covers Stevie Wonder’s As with the right balance of reverence and impishness......Throughout, Stevens pushes boundaries without losing her glee or discipline”
- Q Magazine, 4 star review, Regina, March 2017
"Becca Stevens’ Regina is the most spectacular of the albums. The long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s Perfect Animal, it is a fully realized, rapturous meditation on queens in history, myth, literature and her own fertile imagination"
- DownBeat Magazine, 5 star review, Regina, May 2017
“Regina has an artistic, intellectual and feminist approach which reminds us very much of Tori Amos of whom Stevens admits to being a big fan. ...Majestic, delicate pop arrangements in perfect harmony with the royal theme."
- Rolling Stone France, 4.5 star review, Regina, June 2017
• Currently has over 24,400 followers on Facebook and 17,100 followers on Instagram.
• 2017 Downbeat Critics Poll Winner: Rising Star–Female Vocalist (co-winner with Jen Shyu)
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 released her 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.
The first single from Regina has been hand picked by NPR for "Songs We Love" - Listen Here
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Stevens has a wealth of prominent musical peers who sing her praises:
“Becca is one of the best musicians I know. She’s a great songwriter… It’s like listening to Stereolab. The vocals are straight and clean yet also have a modern vibe. I think Becca is destined for greatness.”
- José James
“Her songwriting, voice, and lyrics are like a cool bubbling brook freshening the brine of all the music you’ve ever heard.”
“She’s someone who everybody, in my generation at least, looks up to. She’s really a genius - I don’t like using that word too much, she really has tapped into something in a deep way.”