4/21/18 – EARTHfest Music by Rebekah Rolland

The EARTHfest committee is pleased to announce Rebekah and Matt Rolland will perform during the celebration at the Gazebo in the Town Park at 4 pm.

Rebekah Rolland is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter based in Tucson. Early immersion in Arizona’s old-time and Bluegrass scene fueled her love for the tradition of storytelling through music, prompting her to study literature and music at the University of Arizona before setting out on several national tours with Tucson-based band, Run Boy Run. Five years on the road as a lead vocalist, fiddler, and primary songwriter for the group have taken her to stages across the country, from the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival to American Public Media’s A Prairie Home Companion.

Selected as an artist-in-residence for the National Park Service Centennial, Rolland spent several weeks at the Homestead National Monument working on what will be her first solo release—an album of original songs based on Willa Cather’s Prairie Trilogy and the stories of early homesteaders in the U.S.

You can read more about her work on her personal website, but better yet, show up at the Gazebo at 4 pm to hear her perform. We don’t think you will be disappointed.