Bluegrass troubadour Rebeka Long Band arrives in Bloomingdale with a new album.
The Lincolnton, Georgia native cut her teeth playing bass with Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long (Lizzy’s her twin) and Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike. Since graduating from Glenville State College’s Bluegrass Certificate Program, Long has worked as an engineer, designer, and video editor while gigging.
She contributed bass, guitar, and vocals to the acclaimed box set Daughters of Bluegrass and worked with Dixie Hall as a recording engineer on the project. Most recently, Long released Run Away, a collection of breezy, classic bluegrass songs with plenty of home state love (see “Georgia Bound”).
Long’s touring band features Lee Chapman (Jerry Butler and the Blu Js) on bass, 16-year-old Jaelee Roberts on mandolin and vocals, Derek Vaden on banjo, and Kimberly Bibb on fiddle.
Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m., $23, all-ages