Great new review for Bekah Barnett’s “RISE” from Rootstime! Review (Translated) 9/3/15


Three years ago we first heard of singer and song writer Bekah Barnett following the release of her debut album “Find Shelter Lord,” an album that its multiple positive critiques and reviews has resulted in the trade press. An appropriate ‘quote’ for the narrative and often emotional songs Bekah Barnett was definitely ‘Tori Amos Meets Leonard Cohen.

The bar of expectations was therefore quite high for the work that this young talented and musically trained pianist from Oakland, California would create a next record. That second CD now come under the title of “Rise” with thirteen new songs that they wrote themselves or which have come about after a partnership with co-composers.

The song “Fame & Fortune” (see video) on “Rise” state, she wrote in 2014 to take part in the auditions of ‘America’s Got Talent’, where she admittedly not go through, but what her a nudge in back anxious to compose songs even more intensively for this second album.

Bekah Barnett especially singing piano ballads on this album with peaks “Rhyme or Reason”, the emotive “Every Road”, the acoustic piano songs “Fly” and “Beautiful Girls”. Then there are the rhythmic songs “Get Outta Park” and “Butter Your Toast”, our favorite track from “Rise” and the song they could play live in the Oakland City Hall to celebrate the first marriages between homosexuals in California. At first glance seem the songs “I Do not Believe In Love” and “Love Will Come Back” contradictory, but upon closer listening what it turns out that they are both an ode to love.

Bekah Barnett’s voice resembles that of singers Natalie Merchant (formerly ‘10.000 Maniacs’) and that of Carly Simon, a musician who, like they always sit behind the piano to sing her songs. For the mostly sparse and austere instrumentation at these numbers signed album producer and multi-instrumentalist Julie Wolf, while Todd Sickafoose plays bass, Hans Teuber gives blazers and Allison Miller on drums and percussion and percussion for her account.


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Bekah Barnett’s BRAND NEW Album “RISE” Available Now!

Major congratulations to Bay Area native Bekah Barnett on the release of her latest album “RISE”. This singer/songwriter has 13 new tracks to be immensely proud of, and her unique voice and sound are noteworthy. The sky is the limit for Bekah!


In support of this new album, Bekah will be celebrating with a CD Release Party at San Francisco’s Neck of the Woods on Sunday 8/23/15. Check out the Facebook event page here:

Pick up “RISE” via any of the following links:

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Bekah Barnett Scores Great Review From The Rocker UK

The praise for Bekah Barnett’s upcoming release “RISE” continues to emerge. This time it’s from Stuart Hamilton at The Rocker who, in his own way, gives Bekah the nod of approval.

To read the full review, go to, and click on “Reviews roundup”!


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Bekah Barnett on Blog Talk Radio @ 3pm PST

Bekah Barnett will sit down with Simon Barrett at 3pm PST to discuss her brand new album “RISE”, which will be released August 21st.

Make sure to listen here:–bekah-barnett


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A Great First Review For Bekah Barnett’s “RISE”!

“… Bekah Barnett’s sophomore album Rise is one of those albums that once you begin to play it, to listen to it, to absorb it, you just simply cannot allow the experience, quite literally re: repeat, to end!”
“… the album is out and it is GREAT! Every time she sings/performs her songs on this album, all 13 of the tracks come across as if each one mattered to her more than the last.” Anne Carlini

Read the full review from Anne Carlini at Exclusive Magazine here:


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Bekah Barnett Press Release on Music Industry News Network (Mi2N)

Bekah’s second full-length album ‘RISE’ recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA will be released worldwide on August 21st, 2015.

The press release received some postings today, including Mi2N.

“Berkeley, CA – Bekah Barnett is an operatically trained singer-songwriter who has been captivating audiences for years with her emotionally engaging songs, poetic lyrics, soaring melodies, and catchy piano riffs. A refreshing blend of Jazz, Folk, Pop, and Spiritual music, Bekah Barnett’s piano-driven tunes and soulful voice have been compared to Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, Natalie Merchant, Adele, and Joni Mitchell.”

You can find the full press release here:

Find out more about Bekah, “lauded Bay Area songstress”,  here: