Rebecca Loebe / Jenn Grinels
Armed with an effervescent personality and sharp wit, Austin singer-songwriter and Berklee alumna Rebecca Loebe (pronounced low-bee) is both candid and self-deprecating. Those attributes shine through in her songwriting as well as in conversation. After all, it would take someone who can be lighthearted and honest to sing on national television to the backs of a panel of your peers. That’s exactly what she did as a contestant on season one of NBC’s The Voice. Her rendition of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” earned rave reviews from Christina Aguilera, who said “I’d love to work with you. I think you have a really special gift.” Adam Levine enthused, “I love listening to you sing, in a genuine way…” She chose Team Adam on the show, but over the past eight years as an independent (in every way: funded, booked, managed, etc.), she’s been Team Loebe.
In October 2007, singer-songwriter Jenn Grinels gave up her apartment, setting out on her first tour armed with nothing but her guitar, a beautiful voice, and a passion for music. Over four years later, the self-described “soulful, bluesy, jazzy, folk-rock, singer/songwriter,” has released two full-length albums, toured the country extensively, and won numerous awards for her amazing set of pipes. Despite not having a permanent address for almost five years, Grinels never slowed down, and continued winning fans during her one-of-a-kind performances, sharing the stage with artists like Christopher Cross, JD Souther, Cracker, and Rebecca Loebe. Named 2012 Vocalist of the Year by APCA for the third straight year, and 2012 Performer of the Year by Campus Activities magazine, Grinels is notorious for her impressive songwriting ability, incredible stage performance, and unmistakable vocal abilities.
Admission: $10, general public