A native of Rustbelt suburbia, Rebekah Jean came to performing like so many others by singing in her church choir. Influenced by the music of Patty Griffin, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Joni Mitchell, and Ani DiFranco, she quickly spread her wings and explored other musical outlets. Mixing her experience with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus with her love of traditional Appalachian music and the social activism of the folk movement, Rebekah was part of the inception of bluegrass/activist band Here’s To The Long Haul and played with them for their first year. Finding herself drawn to writing, she now solos throughout the local region. Her crystal clear vocals and honest lyrics make her a refreshing performer in any venue. Songwriting according to Rebekah: “The plain truth is always better, I think, even when it's not completely profound. Obvious but honest beats the obscure but contrived every time.” Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.