"Hi Rebekah, read your non-blog......you are remarkably cynical for a 25 yr old; I will tell you that honesty rarely was ever the best policy for me.....over nearly 4 decades in the studio, it took me too long to go against my "honesty is…"
Good Home Grown Music/Blue Circle Records- Tom T. & Dixie Hall's Chief Engineer & Graphic Designer, Upright & E. Bass Player
Born in Lincolnton and raised in the Classic South Region of Georgia, Rebekah A. Long was exposed from birth to the rich bluegrass heritage of South Georgia. A major influence in her early life was the music of The Lewis Family, America’s First Family of Bluegrass Gospel Music, also of Lincolnton. Rebekah’s love for music, her vocal style, and stage presence were fostered by studying such legendary musical icons as Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Keb' Mo, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. Rebekah has a renegade voice in the music industry that leave her vocals filled with a yearning heart and edgy soul. There is nothing more pleasing than to hear her rendition of Dolly Parton’s Wildflowers or Tom T. and Dixie Hall’s The Old Family Table.
Upon matriculating into College, Rebekah became a music student majoring in percussion at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. After three years, Rebekah transferred to Glenville State College in West Virginia to combine her study of percussion with bluegrass music under the tutelage of Buddy Griffin, one of the former Virginia Boys playing backup to Jim and Jesse (McReynolds).
Prior to transferring to Glenville State College, Rebekah moved her primary residence to Nashville, TN. In the summer months, she began assisting Ben Speer, renowned southern gospel singer, in the direction of the Ben Speer’s Stamps-Baxter School of Music and his publishing company Ben Speer Music.
While at Glenville State College, Rebekah orchestrated the formation of a bluegrass band, Mountain Fury, consisting of four female performers. She produced and Engineer their first CD Some Sweet Day. Two years after matriculating into Glenville, Rebekah graduated with a B.A. in Music Education and a B.A. in Bluegrass; the first bluegrass degree awarded at Glenville State College or anywhere. During her final semester, Rebekah was selected as the Outstanding Teacher Intern.
Since graduation, Rebekah has been touring as the bass player and backup vocalist for the The Little Roy & Lizzy Show; Little Roy Lewis, “a banjo master” and the “The Picker’s Picker” (USA Today) and Lizzy Long (Lewis, Scruggs, & Long – Vine Records). Rebekah was honored in 2008 by being invited to play bass and be a lead vocal on a musical selection recorded on the Bluegrass Bouquet; a CD recorded by Tom T. & Dixie Hall's Blue Circle Records featuring the Daughters of Bluegrass.
Rebekah most recently has graduated from Nashville’s School of Audio Engineering (SAE). While at SAE, Rebekah had the opportunity to study under award winning producer, Alan Shacklock and mentored by 4-time Grammy Award winning engineer, Mark Capps, of SoundShop Studios. Rebekah is currently the bass player for Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike.
Rebekah Long . . . Music Educator, Producer, Recording Engineer, and Musician.
Hi Rebekah, read your non-blog......you are remarkably cynical for a 25 yr old; I will tell you that honesty rarely was ever the best policy for me.....over nearly 4 decades in the studio, it took me too long to go against my "honesty is best" core value. Anyway....glad to have you as a friend.p.s.: I've done a few bluegrass albums over the years.
Great seeing you here and glad we got to meet through Teri. Thanks for the too kind words you left on my page. Please get out to F Scotts some tuesday night and hang with us. It'd be great to hear you play out as well!