We are beyond thrilled to welcome Becca and her band to TOURISTS as part of our Sing for your Slumber series. She’s in the middle of her first national headlining tour and this lo-fi, intimate show at TOURISTS will be an evening you won’t soon forget. The show is free – all are welcome.
Born in Staten Island, to an Italian-Irish preacher and a Puerto Rican mother, Becca Mancari has lived a life of transition – from working as a janitor in South Florida, to writing songs with train hoppers in the Blue Ridge Mountains and seeking spirituality in India. But it was her time in Virginia and Nashville where she found roots where she could evolve personally and musically to a seasoned artist beyond her years.
Since her music is the landscape of all she’s seen, it evokes the sound of city grit and the mountain music of her youth, swirling into a fresh, nostalgic sound. Mancari explains, “Our hope is that we’re doing something that respects the roots but also has space and the galaxy in it.” It’s these planetary frontiers, along with the powerful fragility in her voice, that make Mancari’s music stand beyond easy categorizations.
Perhaps more striking than Mancari’s sound is the tender honesty and vulnerability present in each of her songs. Her strong personality enables her to be a spokeswoman to the outcast and the misfit, helping her redefine the categories that so often divide people. It’s music we need now more than ever.