R E B E C C A
Singer, Storyteller, Songwriter,
RELEASES NEW ALBUM
PARTS OF SPEECH PIECES OF SOUND
A Hypnotic, Atmospheric, Mesmerizing,
Into Body, Mind, Soul & Spirit
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TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY
Rebecca Pidgeon was born in Cambridge, MA and raised primarily in Edinburgh, Scotland, gravitating towards music as a child. Mom and Dad introduced her to the likes of James Taylor, while she eventually discovered both Kate Bush and The Sex Pistols on her own. She fronted the band Ruby Blue for three records before relocating to the United States where she launched her solo career.
Fan favorite albums followed including The Raven (1994), The New York Girls’ Club (1996), The Four Marys (1998), Tough On Crime (2000), and Behind the Velvet Curtain (2008), four songs appearing in the critically acclaimed film Red Belt. The ensuing decade saw her release Slingshot (2011), Blue Dress On (2013), Bad Poetry (2014), and Sudden Exposure to Light (2019). Praising the latter, American Songwriter affirmed, “She’s the real deal,” and Glide Magazine noted, “Pidgeon’s prolific work as a songwriter and vocalist is akin to the self-immersion she undertakes for her mesmerizing performances on camera.”
In addition, she has captivated audiences on-screen as a much sought-after film and television actress. Among dozens of credits, she has appeared in celebrated classics such as The Spanish Prisoner (1997), State and Main (2000), and Heist (2001) opposite the likes of Gene Hackman, William H. Macy, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Additionally, she has appeared in blockbusters a la Red (2010) and NETFLIX’s Bird Box (2018), to name a few.
THE NEW RELEASE
Parts of Speech Pieces of Sound is being released on CD, digital download and via streaming platforms on Toy Canteen Records, September 24th. The music, performed by Rebecca on multiple instruments, along with Perdomo (bass, guitar, keys], Andy Studer (strings), Matt Tecu (drums), and Satnam Ramgotra (tablas), shares aesthetic space with the ambitious, elaborate, cinematic work that made Kate Bush an icon, tempered with the hypnotic, atmospheric dream scaping that artists like Weyes Blood and FKA Twigs have drawn from Enya.
Release date September 24th
FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Raven (Chesky, 1994)
The New York Girls' Club (Chesky, 1996)
The Four Marys (Chesky, 1998)
Tough on Crime (Fuel 2000, 2005)
Behind the Velvet Curtain (Great American Music, 2008)
Slingshot (Toy Canteen, 2011)
Blue Dress On (Toy Canteen, 2013)
Bad Poetry (Toy Canteen, 2014)
Sudden Exposure to Light (Toy Canteen, 2019)
Parts of Speech Pieces of Sound (2022)
With Ruby Blue
Glances Askances (Red Flame, 1987)
Down From Above (Fontana, 1990)
Broken Water (Red Flame 1992)
Luciana Souza, Tide (Verve, 2009)
Madeleine Peyroux, Bare Bones (Rounder, 2009)
Chris Connelly, Decibels from Heart (Cleopatra, 2015)
1988 The Dawning Nancy Gulliver
1991 Uncle Vanya Sonya
Homicide Miss Klein
1997 The Spanish Prisoner Susan Ricci
1999 The Winslow Boy Catherine Winslow
2000 Catastrophe The Director's Assistant
State and Main Ann
2001 Heist Fran Moore
2002 Advice and Dissent Ellen Goldman
2005 Shopgirl Christie Richards
2006 Provoked Miriam Taylor
2007 Jesse Stone: Sea Change Leeann Lewis
2008 Redbelt Zena Frank
How to Be Mother
Cat City Victoria Compton
2009 The Lodger Dr. Jessica Westmin
2010 Red Cynthia Wilkes
Two Painters Announcer Short
2013 Come Back to Sorrento
2014 Two-Bit Waltz Anita
2016 Allegiant Sarah
2018 Bird Box Lydia
1987 Bust Sarah 2 episodes
1988 Campaign Sally Byfleet
1989 Screen One: She's Been Away Young Lillian Episode: "She's Been Away"
1992 The Water Engine Connie TV movie
2004–2005 The Shield Joanna Faulks 3 episodes
2006 In Justice Charlotte Conti 3 episodes
2006–2009 The Unit Charlotte Ryan 14 episodes
2007 Jesse Stone: Sea Change Leeann Lewis TV movie
2010 Glenn Martin, DDS Unknown Episode: "Jackie of All Trades" Voice
2013 Phil Spector Dr. Fallon TV movie
The Classic Rock Music Reporter
Classic Rock Here and Now
TuneIn YouTube Facebook
Apple amazon music iHeartRadio
Podcastics Podchaser Spotify
PANDORA Deezer Google Podcasts
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS
AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC
LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!
BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...
AUTHOR RAY SHASHO
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.
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THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
-By Literary Titan (5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music. The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.