Becky Warren is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Nashville, Tennessee. She has won both the Merlefest Songwriting Contest and the Kerrville New Folk Competition. She formerly performed with the Boston-based alternative country band the Great Unknowns as their frontwoman, beginning in 2003. In 2016, she released her solo debut album, War Surplus, a concept album that follows a fictional couple, Scott, and his fe, June.
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Becky Warren: War Surplus Warren is a singer-songwriter who put her music on hold in 2006, when her new husband came back from Iraq with PTSD. The marriage didn't survive, but they gave it a hard try, and years later Warren's solo debut, a muscular, bro-country sounding concept album where she sings five "June" songs and seven "Scott" songs, is born of that effort.
In Anything That Lasts, a melancholic acoustic ballad on Becky Warren’s new album War Surplus, the Nashville singer-songwriter artfully captures the perspective of a veteran home from deployment: Your heart gets broke, you’re gonna wanna die, Holding an M16 or a case of Miller Lite. Warren is singing from the standpoint of a character named Scott, one half of the couple on which the album centers. In other tracks, she embodies Scott’s longtime girlfriend/eventual wife, June
Becky warren discusses war surplus: 1. This new record is very personal and, even though it deals with characters, in a lot of ways it's autobiographical. What would you like listeners to take away from the story this record tells? Becky Warren: "I really wanted to create characters that listeners would care about, even if they don't know any Iraq or Afghanistan veterans themselves. Post-9/11, our wars have been fought by such a small portion of the population - less than one-half of 1 percent. 4. What are some memorable moments from writing/recording the album? Becky Warren: "Getting in touch with the writer Colby Buzzell, who inspired my song 'Stay Calm, Get Lo. I was reading his first book, My War: Killing Time in Iraq.
In 2016, Becky Warren released War Surplus. The record tells the story about an Iraq War veteran named Scott and his girlfriend June. And, it won unanimous praise as an alt-country gem. The lead track "Call Me Sometime" won the 2014 Merlefest Songwriting Competition. And then, the 2015 Kerrville New Folk competition, putting Warren in company with writers like Gillian Welch, Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle. Now, Warren has more to the story. Four difficult years later, the couple agreed to split amicably. Warren's experiences and emotions inform the album, but not in a judgmental way. In fact, quite the opposite. Warren uses a deft pen and catchy hooks to draw parallels between Scott and June and every other human couple just trying to figure it out. Instead of making this a story about two broken people, it's a story about anybody going through a difficult time.
Genuine American rock n roll. With her 2018 album Undesirable, Becky Warren has been getting the critical notice that she deserves. Focusing on a societal issue gives the eleven tracks a shot of reality that makes the stories contained more vivid Becky Warren. 12 May at 11:32 ·. Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Robin.
Artist: Becky Warren. Song by Becky Warren Recorded at Welcome to 1979 in Nashville. Electric guitar: Dan Knobler Bass: Jeremy Middleton Drums: Wes Little Pedal steel: Adam Ollendorff Acoustic guitar: Jeff Malinowski Vocals: Becky Warren. Recorded and mixed by Chris Mara Mastered by Cameron Henry.