Rebekah Long is no stranger to the stage having played upright bass with the Little Roy & Lizzy show and Valerie Smith. Based in Nashville, TN., she now brings all of that experience joined with her own gift of musical talent to the stage in an energy driven show of bluegrass with a heartfelt mountain sound. Band members are: Rebekah Long on guitar & lead vocals, Derek Vaden on banjo, Kimberly Bibb on fiddle, JaeLee Roberts on mandolin, & Lee Chapman on bass. All of the band members are also vocalists. Rebekah released her second solo album Run Away produced by Donna Ulisse in Sept. of 2017 on LUK Records.
It is always a cool thing when an artist who has been in the music business for a long time is suddenly “discovered.” In the bluegrass world, this is hopefully about to happen to Rebekah Long who, through her many talents, is no stranger to some of the most successful folks in the genre.
Long grew up in Lincolnton, Georgia near the famous musical kinfolk The Lewis Family and spent time touring and playing upright bass with Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long, Rebekah’s twin sister. She also played bass in Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike.
Rebekah was one of the first students to graduate from the Glenville State College Bluegrass Certificate Program after it was created in 2002. With a BA in Bluegrass Music and a BA in Music Education under her belt, Long immersed herself in the bluegrass business working as a recording engineer, graphic designer, video editor while also playing in various bands.
Collaborating closely with the legendary songwriter Dixie Hall, the late wife of Country Music Hall of Famer Tom T. Hall, Long was the recording engineer and graphic designer for the acclaimed “Daughters of Bluegrass” box set, also adding bass, guitar and vocals to the project.