If singer-songwriter Becca Gohn has a superpower, it might be writing love songs. That’s not all she writes, but it is certainly a passion of hers. Incurable Romantic? Probably. Dreamer? Definitely. A bit crazy? Perhaps.
From the jumble of thoughts that finds its way out of her head to paper, voice and piano, she creates her own unique blend of adult contemporary pop fused with jazz. Her “Jazz inspired pop”, as she fondly refers to it, centers around the themes of life, love and the human experience, while her distinctive voice brings to the table a sultry brassiness reminiscent of Billie Holiday and a sweetness you might mistake for Jewel.
Listeners of Becca’s music have also cited Duffy, Amy Winehouse, Donna Lewis and Madeleine Peyroux as parallel-ish artists. On occasion she has even been told that there is a touch of country ambience to her music. Becca will neither confirm nor deny this, but she will confess that there may be karaoke footage in existence somewhere of her singing Patsy Cline.
At the heart of her songs are her personal experiences, a profound appreciation for the beauty of language and music, a passion for storytelling, and a deep sense of gratitude for this crazy, chaotic and complicated life that has been given to all of us.
Becca shares a home with two adorable, crazy kids, one devoted husband and two overly affectionate felines, all of whom have come to recognize the symptoms of “song idea” in progress. The far off look in her eyes, the incessant singing and piano playing with complete disregard to circumstances, the frantic searching for her phone, a writing implement and paper, or the slightly ominous phrase “I just need a sec to do something” followed by sudden, often lengthy, disappearances to the basement to spend quality time with her keyboard.
Becca has lived her dream on many stages including the Bitter End in NYC, The Kimmel Center with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, and World Café Live in Philadelphia and her songs have aired on WXPN and Women of Substance radio.
In recording her two previous albums, Becca has done a lot of soul searching, experienced many golden moments, has had a lot of laughs and has shed a few tears. But ever a chaser of dreams she is currently back in the studio working on her next album. Look for its unveiling in 2018.