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Rebekah Todd / Press

“From the banks of the Tar River to the dazzling lights of Manhattan, ECU graduate Rebekah Todd is well on her way to becoming one of Greenville’s most prominent solo artists. “It’s different from what you normally hear,” said Senior Biology major John Caban. “It’s a nice change of pace from the radio. You can tell she really feels the music and it comes from the heart.””

“The album, titled “Roots Bury Deep,” will build upon the foundation of Todd’s classic solo acoustic sound by implementing keyboard, saxophone, trombone, strings and a slew of other instruments, creating a fuller product. The album will feature nine songs of entirely new material and omit tracks found on her 2011 EP, titled “Forget Me Not.””

“That said, the title track, “Forget Me Not,” is the real gem of this six song release. It features Todd by her lonesome, and the distant quality of the recording lends it a natural tone and human touch. The volume dips and swells with the emotion, and it is here that one can truly begin to appreciate the depth and sincerity of Rebekah Todd’s songwriting.”

“Songwriting for Todd is a very natural, organic, and “in-the-moment” process. Her songs are passionate and moving because they are honest. Like most artists, Todd finds inspiration in her life experiences and channels those emotions into her songs as well as her art.”

“Todd said the long hours paid off - she has a fan base all over the United States. "I met a lot of people and sold CDs in every city," she said. The tour was timed with the release of Todd's new album, "Forget Me Not." The CD is dedicated to her father, Bob Todd of Benson, who died last December. "It's a folk album with a lot of blues undertones," she said. Her songs, with titles like "Wandering Soul" and "Gallows," have a depth uncommon for a 23-year-old songwriter.”

““I have a new spurt of passion for music recently,” she said. “My dad passed away about a month ago and he's definitely my inspiration. He wrote letters to all of us and mine said, ‘I'm really glad you're involved with music. I always loved music but I never found the time.' And when I read that I was like, ‘I have to find the time.' So that's my motivation now.””