Following a successful kickstarter campaign that raised over $30,000, North Carolina’s alternative blues/soul artist Rebekah Todd is thrilled to announce the release of her sophomore full-length album, Crooked Lines, set for 2/17/17. This past year, Rebekah put her entrepreneurial spirit to work and and took the initiative to help fund her second full-length album. For the Kickstarter, Todd crafted 30 original fine art paintings for the campaign and with the help of 450 fans, the campaign was completed with over $32K raised to fund her sophomore album, Crooked Lines. Celebrating the announcement, Rebekah Todd released the debut track off Crooked Lines, titled “Hustle,” via Spotify today which can be streamed here. The horns on “Hustle” are played by notable horn player Marcus Anderson (Prince). Crooked Lines features 10 soulful tracks which was produced by Dick Hodgin and Chad Lister (Osceola Productions), recorded and mixed by Dick Hodgin, and mastered by Brent Lambert (Kitchen Mastering). This is what Rebekah Todd had to say about the release of Crooked Lines:
“In the last two years, I’ve felt my voice mature into a confident blues and soul style. The album is a great representation of that growth and is something I am deeply proud of. The album is rich as it dips into the more vulnerable love songs, such as ‘Let Me Prove My Love’ as well as the sweeping and wailing rocky/blues tunes like ‘Can’t Sleep’. It’s in ‘Hustle’ where the band really found its funky stride. I can’t wait for fans to listen to all of the new tunes and am already itching to start on a new album as we push even further into our sound.” – Rebekah Todd
Growing up in the small town of Benson, North Carolina, Rebekah Todd has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember. At 11 years old, Rebekah’s father, a musician himself, gave her a black acoustic Washburn guitar and taught her to play. Flooding the house with sounds of classic rock and folk, her father played everything from Pink Floyd to the Righteous Brothers, leading Rebekah to instantly find her musical niche somewhere between melodic soul and alternative folk rock. Growing into her soulful voice and and musical style, the singer-songwriter started to pull inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, citing passionate singer/songwriters like Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi as her inspiration and shaping the music she writes and performs today. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from East Carolina University in 2012, Rebekah has been devoting her life to writing and touring. Currently based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Rebekah is a gifted performer with a natural, soulful, and effortless voice and two releases under her belt, releasing her debut EP, Forget Me Not, in 2011, and first LP, Roots Bury Deep, in 2014. Playing over 170 gigs in just 12 short months, her band Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey won the On The Rise series for FloydFest 2016 and are set to play the main stage in 2017 alongside acts such as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels and Rope, and Turkuaz.
Head to Spotify today to stream “Hustle,” the debut track off Rebekah Todd’s sophomore album, Crooked Lines, which is set for release on February 17, 2017. Head to RebekahTodd.com for more information, show dates, and more.