Rebecca Campbell (b. 1963) is a singer and a songwriter. she also plays a handful of instruments, but mostly – she sings and has been doing so, professionally, since 1986.
She creates music that is emotionally rooted, honest, lyrical, adventurous, intimate, impressionistic, interactive, joyful, poetic, and full of surprises. The scope of her resume betrays a disregard for idiomatic boundaries, a love of words, and a penchant for the sweet and sad. Rebecca has sung alongside such luminaries as Emmylou Earris, Richard Thompson, Charlie Louvin, Ferron, Fred Eaglesmith, Alanis Morrisette, Ian Tamblyn, Lynn Miles, the Roches, Victoria Williams, Shari Ulrich, Colleen Peterson, Dave Wall, Sylvia Tyson, Roy Forbes, the Skydiggers, the Parachute Club, the Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Washboard Hank and the Honkers, Russell Levia, Ken Whiteley, Valdy, Dale Morningstar, and Chelsea Bridge… and she’s shared the stage with KD Lang, the fine Young Cannibals, the Subdudes, Bruce Cockburn, and the Horseflies…
Woodsmoke and Oranges
by Ian Tamblyn, arr. Rebecca Campbell
SAB a cappella – CP 1303 – 4:00
SAA a cappella – CP 1283
This folk song has “classic Canadiana” written all over it. It has been tried and tested by Dr Elroy Friesen and the University of Manitoba Singers. Elroy says that the audiences LOVED it wherever they went. The Jubilate Vocal Ensemble is taking it to the Kathaumixw International Choral Festival.
Canada is the 2nd largest country on earth. It’s hard to believe that the humble canoe was a major mode of transportation and exploration across such a vast territory during those formative years. This song, arranged by Rebecca Campbell captures the imagination.