Down At The Hot Rock is a blend of storytelling, historical tradition and acoustic exploration.
The title song for this recording is inspired by the area called Hot Rock in Tennessee where Rebecca lives, named for a nearby rock where folks used to gamble. Her road was once called Barnes Hollow Road and in walking some of the land she sold to a friend, they discovered part of an old moonshine still, giving rise to the fictional song Barnes Hollow Hill.
This first CD is a compilation from years of songwriting, drawing from a love of old-time, bluegrass, swing and blues music. The song "Drifting Away" was a posthumous collaboration with Rebecca's paternal great-grandmother after discovering song lyrics in with photos and pictures she inherited. As she put music to one of them she saw that the date was exactly one hundred and ten years from the date it was written to the date she was "channeling" the melody. The melodies for "Evangeline" and "Falling In Love In Three Quarter Time" were written by guitarist Paul Henry who generously allowed Rebecca to fit lyrics to them.
There is a little something for everyone in this collection of music graced by such stellar musicians as Kurt Storey, Buddy Spicher and Shad Cobb along with a cast of characters who share their great talents to make her music come to life. Recorded live at historical Burns Station Sound Studio near Nashville Tennessee.