Edmonton teen Rebecca Lappa is a prolific songwriter and born storyteller. She received CFMA “Young Performer of the Year” Nominations in 2011 and 2012. Her music has played on CBC, CKUA, CJSF, CJSR, CJLY, CJUM, and CHMR. Her CD “Myths and Monsters” charted #8 on the Top Ten Roots/Country Albums at CFBX and #23 on CHMA’s top 31.
“Rebecca’s an accomplished keyboard player and moves easily from blues to jazz to pop styles. Her songwriting often weaves historical threads and evokes powerful images and emotions. She can move you to tears and laughter in the same song”
Red Door House Concerts, Feb. 2013
In June, Rebecca released her 3rd CD “Avant Garden” produced by Alana Levandoski. These folk-pop tunes represent a range of styles: a veritable garden of songs. The CD includes “Welcome to Wayne” a top 6 finalist in the All Albertan Songwriting contest and the Sonic Youth winner at the 2013 Calgary Folkfest Songwriting Contest.
"Her song was very artistic and it showed a lot of imagination. I was highly impressed. I thought it was in a category unto itself.."
Grant Stovel, CKUA host and judge for All-Albertan Song Contest
Besides a new CD, Rebecca wrote the music for 6 songs in Alison Neuman’s Fringe musical “Searching for Normal”. Rebecca also stretched her wings as a playwright and performed her Folk Opera, “The Earl” at Edmonton’s Nextfest.
“The teen composer is an incredible artist …I was blown away by her incredible stage presence...she has successfully created music that switches between different voices, different ages and genders.”
Laura Raboud Director of The Earl, Edmonton Journal; June 8, 2013
She has opened for Back Porch Swing, Joanne Janzen, Maria Dunn and Alana Levandoski. Her national performances include the Galaxie Young Performers Program at the 2012 Winnipeg Folkfest, and a CFMA Showcase in St. John, NB. Upcoming shows include the Winnipeg Folkfest, Calgary Folkfest and the “Young Albertan” spot at the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta Showcase.