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Becca Stevens Band: Weightless

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New vocalists arrive with the regularity of baby rabbits or James Patterson novels. But every year there is at least one whose emergence seems especially auspicious. Among female practitioners, Norah Jones was one, as were Jackie Ryan, Kate McGarry, Gretchen Parlato and Kat Edmonson. Becca Stevens now joins the roster.

Stevens, as noteworthy a guitarist as she is a singer, actually made her debut three years ago with the self-produced Tea Bye Sea, and last year enhanced five of the tracks on pianist Taylor Eigsti’s Daylight at Midnight. But it is with the stunningly diverse Weightless that the brilliance of Stevens and her musical companions-pianist, accordionist and vocalist Liam Robertson, bassist and vocalist Chris Tordini and drummer/percussionist Jordan Perlson-becomes fully realized.

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