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“Rebecca Lappa is her name and extremely classy folk, singer-songwriter, jazzy art pop is the nature of her game” (Urban Wally Wallstrom, UnitedRock.com). Her strong, beautiful voice and artful playing draw listeners into stories about history, myth, and poetry. As a 4x Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee, not only has Rebecca “written a lot of songs – she’s written a lot of good songs” (Kevin Maimann, Edmonton Examiner). This multi-instrumentalist won the CN Youth Artist Award at the 2014 Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, was a top 6 finalist in the 2012 All Albertan Songwriting Contest, and won first place (2013) and third place (2014) in the Sonic Youth Category at the Calgary Folkfest Songwriting Contest. She has performed at the Edmonton Folkfest, Canmore Folkfest, Winnipeg Folkfest, Calgary Folkfest, St. John CFMA Nominee showcase, Calgary CFMA Nominee showcase, and as the “Young Albertan” for the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta 2013 Showcase. From acoustic sets to rocking it on the main stage, Rebecca performs with confidence, plucking the audience’s heartstrings or tickling their funny bone. In June, Rebecca released her 4th full-length album Ode to Tennyson, produced by award winner Barry Allen and funded by a Rawlco Radio 10K20 grant. Her music has been played on radio across Canada and charted on Canadian College stations.