Montreal (NDG) QC – An Evening with Rachel Beck
June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rachel will be performing with a powerhouse quartet – cello, drums and guitar. This will be an amazing way to kick-off summer in the city.
Rachel Beck’s voice is as captivating as the cadence in an exotic language, and yet is as familiar as your mother’s humming. Her rich, clear vocals gracefully dance above distinctive piano to create a fresh and compelling folk/pop sound. And whether you see this Canadian singer-songwriter live, hear her on the radio, or press play on one of her songs, the experience is just as impactful: you are not only brought under her vocal spell, but are an instant fan.
With a brand new solo album to be released in March, 2018, this Prince Edward Island songstress is now taking a big leap in her musical career – this time, all on her own.
Produced and recorded by Daniel Ledwell at Echo Lake (Jenn Grant, Oh Pep!, David Myles, Fortunate Ones), Beck’s self-titled debut album lures the listener into an ethereal and enveloping soundscape, as the songs take one on a trek across a wide emotional range – from regret and grief to wonder and joy. And with additional percussion work and vocal harmonies by Amy Beck on the album, fans of The Beck Sisters will be treated to subtle hints of that seamless sisterly harmonization for which they are known and loved; and yet, the songs explore new creative territory that is just as unexpected as it is fitting.
“My intention for this record was to combine the heart and honesty of folk with the hooks and sparkle of pop,” says Beck. “While writing the album, I looked inward more than I have ever done before: When You Left helped me process a winter of devastating loss, Fire In The Sky is an anthem of hope, and Nothing In Between is a self-portrait in song.”
“Here’s the voice we need on those days when nothing’s right and everything sucks and people are lousy. Rachel Beck’s compassion and heart shine through each song, a little musical healing for us all. Gentle, made mostly from piano, strings and voice, the power’s in the humanity and understanding she puts in her songs.” – Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian.
Potluck vegetarian dinner at 6 pm. Bring something you’d like to share.
Street parking is available. Public transit – including a metro stop – are within walking distance.