Becca Richardson has always navigated uncertain spaces.
As a mixed-race daughter in middle America, someone always feeling “just left of inside,” the questions surrounding what it means to belong and connect have long been on her mind. From her childhood bedroom in small-town Ohio, Richardson found a first spark of connection through her love of music. Her earliest musical memories are of her mother dancing in the kitchen to artists like Fleetwood Mac and Cat Stevens, and her father spinning records from the likes of Coltrane and Phoebe Snow after work. After learning to sing and play the piano and guitar, she discovered a deep passion for songwriting — something that still serves as a powerful tool for discovering herself and carving out a space in the world.
As an adult, Richardson headed west, honing her style in Northern California. That sunny, jangly influence makes an appearance in her songs, combined with her electronic sensuality and a bluesy sensibility. Richardson provides examinations into womanhood, otherness and the concept of autonomy.
After a few years working her way through the San Francisco music scene, Richardson made the move to the musical mecca of Nashville, TN where she quickly began work on her debut album with producers Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Adia Victoria) and Courtney Little. Her LP, We Are Gathered Here, was self-released Oct 2017 and has garnered national attention from publications like Paste Magazine and Brightest Young Things, as well as local play on Nashville's Lightning 100 radio.
"Becca Richardson has mastered the (anti) love song. In her new single “Right Now,” the Nashville-based musician addresses the plight of so many young single people searching for commitment and/or meaning within such a construct."
"She manages to have these distinct emotions coexist and play off one another in a way that feels refreshingly devoid of blatant sentimentality and reveals a predisposition toward unpredictable arrangements and emotional revelation."