Singer-songwriter and banjo enthusiast Rebecca Holbrook began playing banjo and guitar as a teenager, combining her love of poetry and music into original songs influenced by the likes of John Prine, John Hartford and Gillian Welch. As a contra and swing dancer she also writes instrumental waltzes and contra dance tunes to compliment husband and dance caller Gary Nelson's original dances.
Rebecca grew up in Panama City, Florida, traveling the country from a young age. and has made Tennessee her home since the 1980's. She writes music in her 1830's log home nestled in the foothills near Nashville. Drawing from southern traditions and storytelling she weaves humor and emotion into her work with a slight penchant for writing "killing songs" in the folk tradition with a gender twist.
Rebecca is a partner in Hot Rock Hollow Productions, promoting Americana and traditional music and dance. She also does therapeutic bodywork for various Nashville artists and gives workshops on massage and self-maintenance for musicians.