What is your earliest music memory?
I think I played out my entire childhood as if I was an opera character. All of my family agrees that I sang a lot as a little kid--too much perhaps. I remember an instance when I was pretty young, my brother was asking about the origin of the universe or some other heavy topic. I pushed him out of the way to reclaim the attention from my parents and yelled "we don't want to talk about that; we want to sing!"
When did you realize you wanted to play a stringed instrument?
I realized that I wanted to play a stringed instrument when I took up the clarinet--it didn't take.
What is the best or most interesting advice one of your mentors has given you?
The best advice given to me by a mentor is to do what you love regardless of any other factors involved. This is particularly important for a professional in the arts industry. You have to play music because you simply can't live without doing such.
What is your typical day like?
A typical day is non-existent. Every day, every gig, project, lesson, etc is slightly different. And I love that aspect of my life. It keeps me out of a rut.
What should I ask the next musician I interview?
You can ask the next interviewee about their musical space that they occupy (neighborhood, features, etc).
Becca's favorite songs
1. to listen to at high volume: Bus to Beelzebub, Soul Coughing
2. from before 1970: Girl, Beatles
3. classical piece: Op. 59 no. 2 Molto Adagio, Beethoven
4. in an odd meter: Here Come the Bastards, Primus
5. collaborative performance project: Elizabeth, Noah Harris and Nate Swanson
6. featuring jingle bells: Symphony #4, 1st movement, Mahler
7. quirky (influenced by paternal musical taste): Let's Make the Water Turn Black, Frank Zappa
8. lesser known artist: Welcome Home, Punch Brothers