Storytelling Through Song - Kristin Rebecca
Updated: Nov 4, 2019
Storytelling is an age-old tradition. Stories help us learn lessons, capture moments in time and express our thoughts. My musical story starts at the age of 12. It all began with a little crush I had on a teenage bass player. Thinking I could get his attention by taking up the guitar and joining the band started me on the journey I’m walking today.
While my crush had moved on by the time I joined the band my love for music had sparked. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to perform in a variety of genres including: Contemporary Christian, Classical, a bit of Opera, Celtic, Folk & Americana.
But I was always drawn to three of those genres the most: Celtic, Folk & Americana. What kept me coming back to these genres was the poetic words and vivid imagery of the lyrics. The intimacy of the lyrics makes you feel as if you’ve been transported back to that moment of time when the story took place. From modern songwriters like Dougie Maclean, John Denver and Joan Baez to Traditional songs written long ago. Each song conjures up an image that the listener can relate to whether it’s missing home, exploring the great outdoors, hearing from an old flame or suffering at the hands of a jealous person there always seems to be a song for every moment in life.
As a songwriter and folk artist, I want to capture those kinds of moments and share them with others. Something I have found is you never know when a story will find you. It’s in a conversation with a friend about her fiancé cheating on her, the frustration of dating life, trying to deal with traumatic experiences and learning about another’s injustice. The more I go through life the more I find songs everywhere.
I’m excited to be an opener at the Austin Acoustical Café to tell my stories, hear new stories and find inspiration for new tales as well.