About

img_39611.jpg
 
“Jagged and gentle… Beck balances naked admissions with powerful, poetic imagery… [her] willingness to dwell in lonely depths without being overly maudlin is a strength in this genre. And when Beck manages to couch sharp, terrible edges in gentle timbres, as she does on Glass House’s best tracks, she’s a capable young stylist.”– The Independent Weekly
 

IMG_3799

Anna Rose Beck carries the weightiness of her songwriting with a voice that has been described as “both bold and understated, moving and hypnotic, brimming with passion but never overpowering,” inviting comparisons to Dar Williams and Natalie Merchant.  It’s hard to believe that only a few years ago, the Austin, TX native didn’t sing or play guitar.  In fact, she first picked up the guitar one summer while in the course of completing a biomedical engineering degree at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  She began performing at local music venues shortly after graduating in 2010 and soon garnered a reputation for her hushy middle-soprano intensity, finger-picked guitar lines, and evocative lyrics.

In 2011, Beck first collaborated with Asheville, NC-based producer Andrew Schatzberg to record and release her debut EP  The Weathermaker.  Two years later, she launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her sophomore album, Glass House in Outer Space.  Recorded and produced once again by Schatzberg, the album includes 9 original songs and was released in January of 2014.

Beck is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies/Vocal Performance at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina under the direction of jazz vocalist Lenora Helm Hammonds, program director Dr. Ira Wiggins, and artist-in-residence Branford Marsalis.  She has performed with the acclaimed North Carolina Central University Vocal Jazz Ensemble since 2015, and appears on their sophomore album, Take Note (released 2017.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s