Modern Folk/ Adult Contemporary/ Folk Fusion/ Americana
Kristin Rebecca defines the term modern folk. With a background in classical voice, lever harp and folk guitar Kristin combines elements from each field to forge a new sound in a traditional genre. Her storytelling lyrics weave tales taking the listener through songs based on real life events, mythology, or her imagination. Not just a songwriter, Kristin is a composer as well, writing original tunes ranging from up-tempo jigs to contemplative airs. From intimate concert venues to major music festivals, Kristin has enchanted audiences around the country.
Awarded two COVID relief grants 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
Kristin's music has been played on over 130 radio stations in the United States as well as online radio in United Kingdom, Europe 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.
A Sound of Thunder
James Lee Carr
Donna Elanor for The Arlington Players
Hangman's Noose (Independent movie) - ending credits music
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"‘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
"...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
"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
"Considering Kristin composes, arranges and writes herself, her talent is undeniably refreshing." - Middle Tennessee Music Review
SELECT PAST VENUES
Atlas Intersections Festival 2022 at Atlas Performing Arts Center -Washington DC
56th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival - Philadelphia, PA
Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival - Gatlinburg, TN
Maryland Renaissance Festival - Annapolis, MD (300,00 average attendance per season)
Baltimore Fest at The Chrysalis in Symphony Woods - Columbia, MD
The Buttonwood Tree Art Center - Middletown, CT
The Grand Center for Arts & Culture - New Ulm, MN
Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts - Milwaukee, WI
Heritage Square Concert Series - Flagstaff, AZ
The Cellar Stage at Faith Community Concert Series - Baltimore, MD
Black Rose Acoustic Society Concert Series - Colorado Springs, CO
Focus Music Concert Series - Alexandria, VA
The Folk Project Concert Series - Morristown, NJ
Austin Acoustical Cafe Concert Series - Austin, TX
Most Unlikely Place Concert Series - Lewellen, NE
Awendaw Green Concert Series- Awendaw, SC
1867 Sanctuary Concert Series - Ewing Township, NJ
The Stoltz Listening Room - Easton, MD
Healthy Rhythm Listening Room - Montrose, CO
Modesto Unplugged Listening Room - Modesto, CA