Music Reviews

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"Memorable, instantly grabbing, persistently tugging, emotionally revealing female folk pop.  If you like Shawn Colvin, you'll love this artist."

Best of Boise 2006, Singer
The Boise Weekly

Hearing is the sense of sound perception and results from tiny hair fibers in the inner ear causing a membrane to vibrate in response to changes in the pressure exerted by atmospheric particles within (at best) a range of 9 to 22000 Hz. Rebecca Scott was voted best singer for a reason: She has been tickling the tiny hair fibers in all of our inner ears for years. And she does it oh-so-delicately and eloquently.

Scott has created her own unique brand of folk-rock. With the sound quality of her voice so compelling and distinctly mesmerizing, it's almost as if you have fallen under a spell immediately after she begins to serenade the crowd. Her music is sweet and sultry, and her energy is powerful and potent. After she begins to play, you get lost for a moment, asking yourself, "Am I the only one in the room? Is she singing solely to me?" What more could you ask?

Best of Boise 2006, Musician
The Boise Weekly

Obviously, Ms. Scott is good at what she does and people know it. The first time the Best Of Boise issue comes out and Rebecca Scott doesn't win a category, one of two things will have happened: 1) she's moved out of Boise, or 2) for whatever reason, there just isn't a Boise any more. Otherwise, we expect and anticipate counting up the votes year after year and finding she's a clear winner. Our only problem with writing about her again this year is trying to find a new way to do it. Scott also won for Best Singer, and it's getting harder to avoid re-using all the superlatives we've used to talk about her over the years. Amazing, brilliant, entertaining, graceful, lovely, poignant, sweet and talented are just a small handful of the words that we've written right before or right after Scott's name. We can't wait to see what we come up with next year.

"Can't Get It Out Of My Head" review
Boise Weekly

"With ten years and three albums under her belt, folk-pop maven REBECCA SCOTT releases the album that captures what faithful fans have followed for the past decade. Her fourth recording and first live album, "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" takes the energetic passion exuded on stage and combines it with the melodic and familiar sound Scott is renowned for."

Best of Boise 2005 Readers' Choice Awards
The Boise Weekly

Once again, our readers choose the lovely Rebecca Scott as their favorite hometown music-maker (she won last year, too). And we couldn't be happier about it. Scott has graced the Boise music scene for over a decade, performing her original, folky tunes and has garnered not just local fame, but national acclaim. Such a talent deserves all the recognition it garners.

We can just imagine her saying, "You love me! You really love me!" And we really do. Her all-around musicianship doesn't take away from the fact that Rebecca Scott has a great singing voice, too.

Gig Of The Week 8/17/05
Boise Weekly, by Amy Atkins

No matter how old you get or how far away you go, when you come home, there will be changes. Old buildings will be gone, replaced by parking lots. Restaurants will have opened, closed and opened again. Old friends will have moved away, new ones will have moved in. Things and people do change. But many stay the same. There are people and things you can count on to be there when you come home. One of those people is Rebecca Scott.

Scott has been playing and singing her beautiful, original folk-styled music in Boise for over 10 years. And we're lucky to have her. Over the years, she's reached national acclaim. She's been lauded in Billboard magazine, all the local papers and has played at prestigious events such as Lilith Fair. With all this attention, you might think Scott would be impossible to get in to see. Not so. Whether playing alone or with a combination of her longtime bandmates-Debby Sager, Ben Burdick and Greg Belzeski-Scott is a woman who obviously loves what she does. So much so, that she plays all of the time and just about everywhere. Scott plays and sings at restaurants, bars, outdoor venues, festivals and more. Her rich, heart-rending voice accompanied by the sweet melodies from her guitar are perfect for intimate settings, but her ability to belt out a tune makes her musical musings just as at home on a larger stage. With performances scheduled through August, if you haven't heard Scott before, here are several opportunities. If you have heard her before, go see her again. And welcome home.

Best Local Musician, 2004
Boise Weekly

Rebecca was named 2004 Best Local Musician in Boise Weekly's Annual Readers' Poll "Rebecca is a hometown hero, a folk-rock star that Boise audiences simply adore. Her small stature belies a powerful, passionate voice, sparkling eyes and a memorable repertoire of catchy songs you'll be singing for days. Scott has had the honor of sharing the stage with folk stars Dar Williams, Shelby Lynne and Shawn Colvin. Boise is lucky to keep her in town because whether Scott performs as a duo, trio or quartet, she captivates."