By P.J. D’Annunzio, Staff Writer, KennettTimes.com
KENNETT SQUARE — The Ohio-bred musician Rebekah Jean makes her Eastern PA debut on Friday Feb. 17, 8 PM at Kennett Flash, promoting the release of her debut independent album, “Love May be Real but it Ain’t Enough.”
Rebekah’s album was produced by Grammy-nominated producer David Mayfield and tracked in the Akron studio of Bob Cesare, also the drummer on the entire album. Cesare’s resume includes drumming and assistant engineering for Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach’s solo outing “Keep it Hid.”
Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Willie Nelson fans will not want to miss this shining star’s performance which is infused with the heart and soul of Appalachian music.
Much to everyone’s listening pleasure, fellow Ohio songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield also lends her voice to the album, with hair-raising harmony on the pounding burnout waltz, “Big Green Shelter.”
These contributions combined with Rebekah Jean’s own sounds and original songwriting firmly plant “Love May Be Real but it Ain’t Enough” into Americana Folk-Rock soil.
The 26-year-old Ohioan’s music reflects her conflicting influences growing up, with roots planted deep in the hills of West Virginia coal country and the southern church, and raised close enough to her father’s Cleveland to hear the screams of Rock-n-Roll.
Rebekah’s songwriting carries on the tradition of honest clarity and heartfelt sincerity that both Rock-n-Roll and early Country first presented.
Her lyrics draw you in, but it’s her voice that will get your attention.