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Rebecca F. & The Memes rocked it @ Schubas 1/9/15 

Music review by Terry Vigor

Last Friday Rebecca F. & The Memes took the stage at Schubas in front of an enthusiastic crowd of late night revelers. Dressed in a checkered frock with head scarf and looking like she just stepped off the farm circa 1920, Rebecca launched into a couple of songs off her just released EP, “The Kitchen.” Deeply steeped in the tradition of old school country, the band took us on a trip down memory lane to a time where the sun still shined brightly on the heartland, beautifully accented by the superb peddle steel of Brian Wilkie.

 Then, after a lightning fast outfit change, Miss F. jumped into the present with slew of modern songs ranging from up-tempo rockers to a sweet gentle ballad. Anchored by James Frederick Wagner on bass and Tom Jasek on drums and fleshed out by the brilliant play of Collin McGeehan on violin and the incomparable S. Bill Jordan on trumpet and harmonica, the Memes followed Rebecca on a journey through the travails of life in the 21st century. A gifted and prolific songwriter, she wove songs of love and living into intricate soundscapes. Their 40-minute set barely scratched the surface of her prodigious catalog of songs.

 Then, all too soon, they finished up with an epic finale which showcased each of these amazing musicians. The song was highlighted by Colin and Bill leaving the stage to jam out in the appreciative crowd. As Colin snaked around on his back while shredding his violin, a smiling Rebecca looked out upon what she had created. She should be justifiably proud. A tight and accomplished band, I highly recommend catching these guys any chance you get.

– Terry Vigor

Eyes shut sexy
Jamie and Brian
Colin look up
Me bite pro

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  © Rebecca F. 2016