Since well before her lauded performances on The Voice, Virginia-born, Atlanta-raised artist Rebecca Loebe has had an almost supernatural ability to get the crowd singing along. In 2011, after several strong recordings, Loebe’s passion for deeply emotional Americana songwriting drove her from Boston to Austin, the Live Music Capital she now calls home.
On her new LP, Give Up Your Ghosts, Loebe strayed away from her typical extended writing method, instead forging the new material in a relatively short amount of time. And with its spectral name, Give Up Your Ghosts is haunting but in an endearing way, as Loebe calls for listeners to liberate themselves from constrictions of the past. Paired with an impressive ensemble at the rear, Loebe has frankly never sounded better or more confident.
Rebecca Loebe has recently joined us in Studio 1A, drops Give Up Your Ghosts today and celebrates the release show 8PM tomorrow at Saxon Pub. Treat yourself this Friday with the album’s lead single (and Austin-centric music video), “Ghosts”!
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