// Home State: Maryland
// Genre: Modern Folk/ Americana/ Folk-Pop
// Website: www.kristinrebecca.com
Magical, is a word often used to describe Kristin Rebecca. Her lyrical storytelling has captivated audiences around the country. Some of her stories a drawn from her life or experiences from the lives of others while other songs are inspired by mythology or purely come from her own imagination. Kristin’s unique harp playing style, angelic voice and guitar backings draw the listener further into her songs. Not just a songwriter Kristin is a composer as well. Writing original tunes ranging from up tempo jigs and reels to contemplative airs. She is an award-winning performer forging a new sound in a traditional genre.
Awarded a COVID grant by the Howard County Arts Council 2020
Charted Top 10 on Radio Guitar One with the song "Wackos and Weirdos" 2020
Nominated in the categories of Best Female Vocalist and Rising Star for the 2019 ISSA Awards
Chart #23 on WESS in East Stroudsberg, PA 2017
Tales, Trials, Truths played on over 130 radio stations in the United States as well as played in United Kingdom and Canada
Where Fairies Dwell, nominated for 2015 Wammie Award for Best Traditional Folk Recording.
Washington Area Folk Harp Society, 2011 Scholarship.
Washington Area Folk Harp Society, 2008 Scholarship.
Harpist of the Day, presented by Clan Currie, 2005 Richmond Highland Games and Celtic Festival.
First place in her age category at both the 2004 and the 2005 Richmond Highland Games and Celtic Festival.
Received awards in Spring 2006 at the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, MTAB Musicale, and Trinity College Examination.
SELECT PRESS QUOTES
"...the musical Goddess impresses with her delightful and vibrant sound. Blending elements of Americana and Folk Pop, her music bends genres while gracefully creating a unique and eclectic sound all of her own." - Modern Mystery 2017
"It’s as if Kristin Rebecca is a bard, and each song is a sonnet for the modern age. Individually and collectively, her music tells many stories that reach towards the audience."- Indierella 2018
"Considering Kristin composes, arranges and writes herself, her talent is undeniably refreshing." - Middle Tennessee Music Review 2018
"‘Tales, Trials, Truths’ delivers its messages from a myriad of directions and times. Personal expression, wider observations, narrative commentary and thoughtful reflections – each evoking timeless narratives to pull you into the stories. From the tongue-in-cheek left-field humour of ‘Wackos and Weirdos’ through a supremely gentle expression of love ‘In Your Eyes’ and the revealing sorrow of ‘Olive Branch’ to the soft rock essence of ‘Night In Santa Monica’ and the haunting evocative narrative of ‘Horseshoe’ these are songs that raise a shiver of involvement as they arrive, fascinate and remain. An album once heard, not likely to be forgotten." -FolkWords 2017
SELECT PAST VENUES
Red Sky Stage (Bay Harbor, MI)
Healthy Rhythm Listening Room (Montrose, CO)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing Township, NJ )
An Die Musik (Baltimore, MD)
Most Unlikely Place (Lewellen, NE)
Modesto Unplugged (Modesto, CA)
Artichoke (Portland, OR)
Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival
Fiddler's Dream (Phoenix, AZ)
Black Rose Acoustic Society (Colorado Springs, CO)
Uncommon Ground (Chicago, IL)
56th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival
The Buttonwood Tree (Middletown, CT)
Steel City Coffeehouse (Phoenix, PA)
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 (New York City, NY)
[&] Guild Hall (Macon, GA)
Luna Star Cafe (Miami, FL)
The Folk Project-The Minstrel Stage (Morristown, NJ)
Focus Music Concert Series (Alexandria, VA)
The Stoltz Listening Room (Easton, MD)
Moonlight on the Mountain (Birmingham, AL)
Yellow Barn (Ann Arbor, MI)
The French Embassy (Washington DC)
Cafe 312 part of Music on Maxwell (Greenwood, SC)
The Cellar Stage at Faith Community (Baltimore, MD)
© 2020 by Kristin Rebecca Meyer.