Becky Reardon’s voice is familiar to the millions of people who heard her singing on the Charlie Brown TV specials in the 1970’s and ‘80’s. She appeared with George C. Scott and The Fifth Dimension in an NBCTV celebration of the 100th anniversary of the national parks, and she was a regular performer at acoustic venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as a studio singer for many national TV and radio commercials.
Drawn to New Mexico in the early 90’s, Becky entered an initiatory time of camping and hiking in desert canyons and the high mountains. She responded to the beautiful world around her by improvising songs to the moon and stars, and to the rocks and canyon walls, She found herself harmonizing with the calls of birds and the riffles of wild streams, and scatting counterrhythms to the pulse of her feet on the trail. Out of these joyful experiences she fashioned songs and rounds for community gatherings celebrating the solstices and other ancient holy days, and for theater groups and women’s circles creating ceremonies of passage to the underworld, rebirth, transformation and affirmation.
From New Mexico and California, her songs and rounds have spread to singing circles and choirs all across the US, and British Isles. They are treasured for their ability to move singers and listeners to deep places of pleasure, laughter, awe, and healing.
Becky lives in Taos, New Mexico, and travels widely to lead singing-in-circle workshops. She was a guest presenter at the NASA-sponsored Institute for Science Educators at Chaco Canyon in 2008, and since 2005 has co-led, with Melanie DeMore, Kate Munger, and Terry Garthwaite, the beloved Women’sSinging in Circle Retreat at the Lama Foundation in Northern New Mexico. Her songs have been featured in performances by the Atlanta Youth Singers, Sound Circle, the Resonance Choir, the Tucson Women's Chorus, and the Anderson (IN) Area Youth Chorale, among others.
Her songs and rounds are collected in four cds: Follow the Motion, Songs for a Walk, Natural Rhythms , with Terry Garthwaite, and Inside the Outside.