13 Songs, 1 Hour, 3 Minutes

Mastered for iTunes
Mastered for iTunes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

The Real Deal...Becca is a Queen amongst us.


Imagine the warm Sunlight filtering through a stainglass window just touching the corner of your eye as you wake from the perfect afternoon nap. This is how I feel when I listen to the music of Becca Stevens...she is poetic, thoughtful, and full of life. Every inch of her soul is oozing with passion, and this album made me feel alive. Regina is a beautiful album to share with family and friends, and to let them know there is a queen amongst us and her name is Becca Stevens. I can't wait for more of her remarkable talent. If you have the privelage to see her and her incredible band live it will be a moment you will never forget. Thank you Becca...Regina is amazing and thank you again for sharing your gift. You know I will be shoveling gravel all day long to your jams...See you on tour, from C&C your newest fans from Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz.

About Becca Stevens

New York City-based singer/songwriter Becca Stevens is a classically trained guitarist and vocalist with a bent toward writing her own distinctive jazz, folk, and pop-infused songs. A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Stevens was first introduced to music via her composer/multi-instrumentalist father and opera singer mother, with whom she performed in a family band. By her teens, Stevens was studying classical guitar and performing jazz standards and Appalachian folk music in local clubs. After high school, she further honed her skills while majoring in classical guitar at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and later earned her B.F.A. in vocal jazz and composition from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. Not simply a solo artist, Stevens' adept jazz and folk skills have found her performing with a bevy of name artists, including drummer Eric Harland, pianist Brad Mehldau, vocalist José James, guitarist Lionel Loueke, and others. In 2008 she released her debut solo album, Tea Bye Sea, which showcased her unconventional, stylistically adventurous approach to pop songwriting.

Her 2011 follow-up, Weightless, included a guest appearance from vocalist Gretchen Parlato, and found Stevens further expanding her sound with inspired reworkings of songs by Animal Collective and Iron & Wine. In 2015 Stevens delivered her third full-length album, Perfect Animal, which featured production from Scott Solter (St. Vincent, Spoon) and included covers of songs by Frank Ocean, Usher, and Steve Winwood. Two years later she returned with Regina, which found her taking inspiration from various queens of history, literature, and folklore, including England's Queen Elizabeth I. ~ Matt Collar



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