Anna Rose Beck Graduate Lecture and Recital: North Carolina Central University, Nov. 2, 2019 at 7 pm


Please join me for an event four years in the making; when I started at North Carolina Central in 2015 I took introductory music theory, ear training, and piano courses. In 2016 I entered the graduate program in jazz studies and now on Saturday, Nov. 2 I’ll be presenting the original jazz compositions I have written as part of obtaining my masters of music in jazz composition.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at 7 pm

B.N. Duke Auditorium (1851 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC)

At 7 pm I will give a lecture entitled “Women and the Early Blues: Gender, Authenticity, and Rethinking a Genre with a Murky History.”

At 8 pm the music will start, featuring myself on vocals and:

Hunter Hirsh, guitar 🎸
Ingrid Nora Knight, piano 🎹
Jeffrey Johnson, drums
Andrew Powell, bass
Daniel Campos, trumpet 🎺
Dexter Moses, saxophone 🎷
Lynnette Boschulte, flute and sax 🎷
Isaac Viars, trombone

Free parking on weekends in the adjacent parking lot to BN Duke Auditorium, located at 1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC.

Hope to see y’all there!

Endless Wishin’ Well

The newest ditty from the ARB hopper.  

lyrics and music by Anna Rose Beck

I made up my mind over a bottle of red wine
I was drinkin it last night thinkin a you

And though we broke it off by now
I still want you anyhow, an endless wishin well that won’t let go

And how I’ve grown tired of our always blurry lines
That are changin’ every time I turn around

I see you standin’ there with that long tangled hair
And I can’t seem to remember the word ‘no’

Oh, you get under my skin
Over and over again
So I wrote you one more song to let you know

I still go back in time to all those starry nights
Under Carolina skies I felt at home

And may I remind you that I’ve so often cried
And I’ve sworn that every time would be the last

And though you give me hell, I still wish you well
From the bottom of this endless wishin’ well

Now the tears have dried, I see it all through wary eyes
Don’t think you’ll be surprised, so here it goes

I just wanna tell you I still miss you anyhow
An endless wishin’ well that won’t let go

Though you give me hell, I still wish you well
From the bottom of this endless wishin’ well

I just wanna tell you I still miss you anyhow
An endless wishin’ well that won’t let go
An endless wishin’ well that won’t let go

Happy 2015, and Joe Pug’s Hymn 101

Happy New Year’s y’all.  For me, 2014 was about exploding my whole life and then rebuilding it.  Because I experience everything through the lens of songs, here’s one that I felt epitomized it pretty well.  Living is about bravery and moving forward.  It’s about looking for what you don’t know you’re missing.  It’s about the uncertainty that comes with following your heart.

I’ve come here to get high,
To do more than just get by.
I’ve come to test the timber of my heart
Oh, I’ve come to test the timber of my heart
And I’ve come to be untroubled in my seeking
And I’ve come to see that nothing is for naught
I’ve come to reach out blind
to reach forward and behind
For the more I seek the more I’m sought
Yea, the more I seek the more I’m sought.

Hello from Austin, Texas!

I recently packed up my entire life and its contents and moved halfway across the country from North Carolina to Austin.  I wrote this new song half-there, half-here, and maybe also somewhere in the in-between.  This is just a demo recorded in my dad’s living room in Austin – my cousin is playing piano (ah, the perks of having musical family members nearby!)  I hope you enjoy it and hopefully there will be more new songs to come very soon! 

Til next time,

Anna Rose


Stream all of ‘Glass House in Outer Space’ from my website, starting today!

In honor of the big release date tomorrow, you can now stream the entirety of the new album right here!  I hope many of you can make it to the big release show tomorrow, Jan. 26, 8 pm, at Motorco Music Hall in downtown Durham.  Tickets are still available for purchase online, or at the door for $10.  Humble Tripe opens.  Enjoy the new tunes and hope to see y’all tomorrow!  RSVP that you’re coming and invite your friends on Facebook!




Live from the State of Things on WUNC: Durham Singer-Songwriter Anna Rose Beck Writes Of Love, Loss And Longing On New Album

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At my house... (kidding)

When singer-songwriter Anna Rose Beck last appeared on our show, she was trading engineering studies at Duke University for a full-time career as a musician. Now she is fully devoted to her musical career and her newest album, Glass House in Outer Space, garnered a lot of support on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.

Anna Rose Beck performs live in-studio, and talks with Frank Stasio about her new album. She is joined by Elana Scheiner on cello and Marc Harkness on guitar.

Anna Rose Beck is performing at Motorco on January 26th for her album release party.