BORN: Encino, CA
RESIDES: Santa Barbara, CA
PLAYING SINCE: Before my 33-year-old son was born!
Perspective is everything.
ABOUT REBECCA TROON:
Performing songwriter Rebecca Troon accompanies herself on guitar, banjo and percussion. She won first place in songwriting at the Gig Harbor Folk Festival in Washington in 2007. Her song “Animal Skin” was a finalist in the 2011 International Acoustic Music Awards, Best Folk/Americana/Roots category.
She’s also a member of the Honeysuckle Possums, a harmony-based old-time, originals and bluegrass band.
CD’s: Turning around, Animal Skin, The Honeysuckle Possums
Past gigs: Bodie House, Auburn House Concert Series, Trinity Backstage, Songtree Concert Series, and Live Oak music festival.
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1: What artist would you most love to work with?
2: What instrument brings you the most joy?
To watch someone playing: Bass or saxophone... To play: Violin...feels good, once you get past the painful part. As Paganini said, "The guitar is my master, the violin is my mistress".
3: What was the worst advice?
Maybe you should become a bartender.
4: What was your first concert?
The first I remember was with Billy Mass in the Friendship Baptist Church in Santa Barbara. Then the next memorable one was a Festival in Guerneville, CA.
5: What/where is the best road food?
Diners. Check out Martin Sexton's song, "Diner" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6_9nRT0gEU Salt and pepper percussion...the best.
6: What’s the best music advice you ever got?
When you practice, don't pass by the mistakes, go back and get it right until you have smoothed out all the bumps.
7: Who is your most surprising inspiration?