A native of Edmonton, Rebecca Lappa is a five-time Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee, winning once in 2015 for her album “Tattered Rose”. She has performed at many major events in Canada, including the Edmonton Folk Festival, Camrose Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Ottawa Bluesfest. As a two-time winner of its songwriting competition, Rebecca has performed twice at the Calgary Folk Festival. Although traditional folk was her primary interest during her formative years—her album based on poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson was named Adult Alternative Recording of the Year at the 2015 Edmonton Music Awards—since releasing “Tattered Rose”, Rebecca has felt the urge to establish a new musical identity. Part of that includes forming her new trio, Rebecca and the Revelry, with fellow MacEwan University students, Madi Mhyre on bass and Evan Stewart on percussion. Together they give Rebecca’s powerful voice and lush lyrics a rocking beat. The trio has performed at events such as the Ottawa Blues Festival, Secret Street Car Series, Nextfest, Canada Day at the Legislature, The Needle Vinyl Tavern, Sherwood Park Patio Series, K-Days, Edmonton Unplugged, Black Dog, and the Sub Stage at the U of A.
For her latest Factor Funded album, Rebecca teamed up with JUNO-winning producer Russell Broom (Jann Arden, Chantal Kreviazuk, Johnny Reid), who helped guide her along the path toward a new musical vision for “Reckless Heart”. The wise-beyond-her-years singer/songwriter bravely dives into the complicated sea of emotions that define modern romance, and emerges with a collection of songs sure to add her name to the roll call of Canada’s brightest new folk-rock voices. “Reckless Heart” debuted as number 1 on CJSR’s top 30 and #10 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter Album chart. To this point, Rebecca Lappa may be the Canadian folk world’s best kept secret, but soon the entire country is sure to be charmed by her wide-ranging talent.