Dualtone Records!

I signed my first label deal this month, and I'm so honored to be a part of the Dualtone family! 

signing a licensing and distribution deal with Dualtone Records.

Back in February, I released "What Love Looks Like" on Valentines Day.  CEO and Co-founder of Dualtone Records Scott Robinson happened to hear my song on Lightning 100 and told the team at the label to reach out to me.

The manager of A&R Will McDonald came out to my show that week and invited me to hang at the office with the president Paul Roper. I felt like I was catching up with old friends. Their philosophy on originality and our mutual love for authenticity in music had us bonding.

A couple months later, we were ready to sign a licensing and distribution deal. I know there's lots of work ahead, I'm humbled to have such an amazing team behind me, and I cannot wait to see what the partnership brings!

Thank you to ALL of the supporters who have been with me on this journey from the beginning. xoxo, RR.

Xmas in July

Happy Holidays from Nashville!  Making a Christmas record this month has been a little confusing psychologically for me.. I'm sweating. There are mosquitos. I'm listening to Nat King Cole winter jams whilst sunbathing (SPF 85). 

But I'm super excited to finally record some of my favorite nostalgics like "Joy To The World" and to make them my own.  To take the classic songs we all know and love and to re-introduce them in a fresh, new way - to capture the actual meaning - to live in the space they were written. (We're also tracking some original holiday tunes I've written through the years!)

By "we," I mean producer Dan Fernandez of Nashville, TN, myself and some really great session guys in town. Dan is such a creative and talented guy.  He's worked with artists like Natalie Grant, Annie Lawrence, Great Peacock and others.

Sound Engineer David Brubaker, Producer Dan Fernandez, Cellist Scott Mulvahill.

But the coolest thing about being in the studio is the unexpected serendipitous things that happen.  While tracking "Silent Night," a thunderstorm rumbled it's way into the recording. Those are the magic moments. We kept the thunder rolls in the track.

Can't wait to share these sweet songs with you this Christmas!  Stay tuned, and until then, spread the good cheer!  xoxo, RR

"Love Good Music" Artist

I'm honored to be April's featured artist at Love Good Music, a community of folks who believe good music can change the world.  Their patrons get a brand new album every month - an avenue for both music discovery and support!

We printed a limited edition album "The Old, The Young" just for Love Good Music!  Already, 700 patrons have received copies, and there are only 100 copies left! 

Available at Love Good Music's site (lovegoodmusic.com) and my Shop (rebeccaroubion.bigcartel.com)

 

The album includes all the songs from both "Fields" and "Forests" EPs, the latest two singles "Break" and "What Love Looks Like", as well as an unreleased track called "Falliday". 

What Love Looks Like Is Here!

Happy Valentines Day!  I hope you guys are feeling so loved.  I couldn't be more pleased to share this song with you on such a festive occasion!  Take a peak on iTunes :)

album art photo by Melanie Little.

album art photo by Melanie Little.

I had a blast co-writing the song with Angela Lauer and Chris Gelbuda - and we wanted to capture universal love, rather than solely romantic love - whether it be asibling, parent, best friend, significant other, pet, coffee, little joys, a stranger, a soul-mate, a memory or a note from a friend. 

Hashtag your own photos of #whatlovelookslike and tag @rebeccaroubion for a chance to win a free download of the song!!!  Also, I'd LOVE if you'd consider sharing the song and this link

 Every little bit helps spread the love this Valentines Day!!  Enjoy #whatlovelookslike.

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xoxo,
RR

a letter from a fan.

I received this special note from a man named Jerry - who streamed an online concert and loved the tunes.  It's an incredible feeling to know music is capable of connecting with people across the world - it's an incredible realization that you can visit human hearts from the steering wheel of a song.  Thank you, Jerry. This one's for you.

Dear Rebecca,

Thank you very much for creating this wonderful music. 

I am so glad I first saw you at the beautiful online show with Mark, Jessica and Michael. 

I received your 2 EPs and am very much enjoying them.

And thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell you.

I liked every song instantly, each one a gem, and I appreciate them deeper with each hearing.

Your voice is unbelievably beautiful, and so touching.

You really reach people.

Cripple Me literally brings me to tears, and feels cleansing and healing.

I smile and mentally dance through Vacherie Girl.

Not Sure Yet is uplifting and reminds me to appreciate the gifts of each day. 

And through it all is intelligence and depth that make it timeless.  

I am very thankful for your music, and look forward to everything you do in the future.

A new fan,

Jerry

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Calling all you thrifties:

Today is the last day to get hard goods for 20% off via my Shop!  Click here or simply hit up the "Shop" tab in the site menu and discover the thrifty steals.  Sale ends tonight at midnight!! 

LA LA Louisiana.

Oak Bar, Uptown New Orleans. 

No place feels more like my native nesting place than this unmatched, Gulf-tipped pindrop of the American South.
 
The debut Nola show Friday truly rocked socks - We had quite a crowd in tow:  old friends, new fans, locals - even my dear mom  surprised me, parading in with a crew of her cronies!  I will never forget that night.
 
Saturday, a "Baton Rougenite" 5-foot ball of sass named Sydney was kind enough to open her gorgeous two-story home for our house show, nestled next to the BR lakes in Southdowns.  
 
The audience?  Eclectic strangers. Cooler than I could ever hope to be - dressed in plaid and bayou charisma, posed like Kindergartners on blankets in the grass, waiting to be charmed by our melodic incantation.

Wes and I in "Red Stick".

Nashville's own indie-pop artist Wes Harllee joined me in true Nashville "round" style.  Check him out, people.  He's doing it.
 
"Laissez les bons temps rouler!"  Thank you, Louisiana!  You are beautiful.
 
xoxo,
 -RR

Welcome to the New Website

Friends, thanks so much for stopping by our new home.
 
I'm so pumped to have a seamless landing site for you to peruse!  Poke around and check it out :)
 
 < < A special thanks to Poster Boy for designing a fantastic site! > >
 
Stay tuned for more announcements here.

Shot by Andrea Behrends.

Shot by Andrea Behrends.

"Forests" Liner Notes + Track List

The following post is from early May, three days before "Forests" officially released:
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TRACK LIST
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1. Poison In My Veins
2. Martyr Heart
3. Cripple Me
4. Not Sure Yet
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LINER NOTES
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Here we are at the outskirts of the “Forests” – only a few days away from the official release May 7 and the exclusive release on Brite Revolution May 6. We’re so close, just peering into the pit of the wood, in wonder of what could unfold in this ethereal timberland.  

In all of it’s mysterious majesty, I can’t help but look back in the clearing and recall the greatness that inspired these roots…

Artwork by Sarah Helen Parker

Artwork by Sarah Helen Parker

Taking my songs, and molding and nurturing them into fruition - building an incredible team of people, led by my producer Taylor Bray who would challenge and nourish my craft (behind every good artist is a great producer) - mapping out sounds and instruments that would become the homes these songs could best live in - developing a serious love-hate relationship with a metronome – rehearsing the art of performing, performing the art of rehearsing - brainstorming dark and light album names with friends (Dusk+Dawn, Sun+Moon, Twilight+Daybreak) - laughing in excitement about Kickstarter ideas, and crying amid it’s success – studio dinners and hangs – post-tracking drinks with players and dear friends – crying in the vocal booth because these songs bear my heart and soul – sleeping between vocal takes – pouring all that I have into this dream.

We’ve danced in the “Fields,” and now I’m inviting you to enter with me into the “Forests”.

In this place - in the pit of the pine, there’s a chill of quiet desperation, and yet the sun is peeking through the trees, dappling the shadows that cover their silhouettes. It smells crisp, fresh. The breeze tickles and taunts. There’s something magical about this place. 

Initially, I came here after a season of unmatched joy and pure freedom and into one of heartbreak and loneliness – but I’ve learned to master the solitude that confines me, and in it, I’ve found community and inspiration in you. Thank you for walking into the Forest with me and for being my comrades on the path yet to come – wherever it leads next.

To “Forests”.

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SPECIAL THANKS
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To my loving parents and family for their great support of my dream. Special thanks to my dear father especially, for his continued guidance and provision. To my incredible producer Taylor Bray, for his genius and collaboration on these songs and all of my career endeavors thus far. To my wonderful Kickstarter backers: This would not be possible without your help - I hope you enjoy the sister to "Fields"! To my fantastic publicist Brannon Desseyn of Starboard Music for believing in me. To Paul Moak at Smoakstack Studios, to Juanita at The Sound Emporium, to Jeff Braun, Dewey Boyd, Henry Reed, Jimmy Sudekum, my designer Sarah Helen Parker of Villa House Pictures, my album photographer Andrea Behrends and studio photographer Ashtin Paige. To all the musicians, to my film producer Henry Reed, the album teaser and Kickstarter video crew, and everyone else that has or will enjoy my music. Thank you.

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CREDITS
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All songs written and performed by Rebecca Roubion

Piano, Vocals, BGV's - Rebecca Roubion
Additional BGV's ("Not Sure Yet") - Taylor Bray
Drums and Percussion - Jeff Braun
Additional Drums and Percussion for "Not Sure Yet" - Jeremy McCormick
Bass/ Acoustic Guitar/ Electric Guitar/ Vibraphone - Taylor Bray
String Arrangement/ Violin - Eleonore Denig
Cello - Cara Fox
Auxiliary Keys and Tubular Bells - Dewey Boyd
Photography - Andrea Behrends
Artwork/ Design - Sarah Helen Parker

 Produced and Engineered by Taylor Bray
Digital Editing by Jeff Braun
Mixed by Taylor Bray
Maple Studios

 Recorded at Maple Studios, Smoakstack Studios and The Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN. 

 

Love Me Now Music Video!

It's a bizarre feeling:  arriving at a lake destination at 6am to the scene of about 30 people, huge tents, heaters, green screens, ladders, cameras, cranes, actors, snack/ coffee provisions and other miscellaneous film necessaries.  All because you were inspired to write a song.
 
Shot by Villa House Productions at Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, TN, this "Love Me Now" was our first official music video in promotion of my debut release "Fields". Had so much fun working with these guys!

Production Company - Villa House Productions 

http://villahouse.tv
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Cast - Josh Huggins and Isabella Spain

Producer - Henry Reed

Director/ Editor - Marshall Burnette

Production Assistant - Houston Mathews

Director of Photography - Dustin Lane

1st Assistant Camera - Daniel Henry

Art Director - Hayden Mason 

Decorator - Chris Zidek

Costume Designer - Anna DeWitt

Gaffer - Michelob Fedusenko 

Best Boy Swing - Scott Frost

Swing - Jeff Trevino