Archives For Rebecca Roubion

CAS August 17 - Jessica Frech

Clear your schedule this Saturday night for a lineup of unique and talented musicians. Jessica Frech is a folk pop artist and Nashville native who has been expertly using social media and internet mediums to spread her talents to a vast audience. Garnering viral buzz with the YouTube sensation “People of Walmart,” Frech has used social media platforms and her fan base thereof to launch a Kickstarter campaign to help bring the dream of her full length project Reality, to fruition.

Following suit in using modern mediums to expose one’s personal gifts is Michael Castro. Featured on season 8 of American Idol and brother of American Idol season 7 finalist, Jason Castro, Michael is a singer-songwriter and Nashville transplant from Dallas, TX, who is taking his talents beyond the television audience to the music gridiron, Music City. Castro has released 3 independent records and continually releases one original single each month via iTunes.

Also featured on the evening’s bill are two more Nashville transplants, the first of which is a Cause A Scene veteran, Rebecca Roubion. This indie-pop artist is making major headway, carving a name for herself in the Nashville music scene with a soulful, folk-infused sound. Roubion has recently released two EPs that complement each other as a sort of companion project, the first of which, Fields, released last fall and the second, Forests, this past spring. New York state native, Mark Vikingstad, will also be gifting us with his talents this Saturday. This singer-songwriter, having learned the guitar from a young age and having spent the last decade honing his songwriting skills, possesses a sound that is defined by feel good lyricism and upbeat acoustic melodies. Accompanied by a captivating live presence, Vikingstad is surely making his name known across Music City.

This spectacular night of talent will be going down at 1803 Blair Blvd. The doors open at 8:00PM and the music starts at 9:00PM. Get your tickets here for $7. Can’t make the show, but don’t want to miss out on this amazing lineup? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Get your tickets here to view this Cause A Scene show livestreamed via U Stream, for only $5.

Christian Lerchenfeld

Jessica Frech- ‘Reality’

Michael Castro- ‘Young and Free’

Rebecca Roubion- ‘Love Me Now’

Mark Vikingstad- ‘My Heart Flies Up’


It’s no secret at Cause A Scene that we’re big fans of rising star Rebecca Roubion. We had the pleasure of hosting her for house shows in our first year, and have eagerly watched her blossom into a more mature performer and songwriter with her “Fields” EP release last fall and the highly anticipated “Forests” release coming (hopefully) sometime this spring.

This week, Rebecca released a brand-new video for her single “Love Me Now” that captures all the emotions of first love: the sparks flying, the feeling of floating on air, the childlike joyfulness and awesome brief moments of awkwardness that come with finding your match in another. We’re big fans of this video and think you will be to.

GO BUY this girl’s album, “Fields”! She’s oh-so-close to selling 1,000 copies, which will be the signal that it’s officially time to release the darker, more introspective “Forests” to the world.

Lastly, we are THRILLED to be having Rebecca back for another house show tomorrow night, performing with CherryCase. Tickets are going fast for our show with Audrey Assad, Cereus Bright, CherryCase and Becca Mancari, so be sure to get them here if you’re hoping to attend.

Songbird. No other word so easily comes to mind when thinking about Rebecca Roubion. I went to look up the word itself, as if the very word didn’t provide its own meaning. The dictionary was kind enough to offer “a bird having a melodious song or call.” Too obvious. Then I stumbled upon Urban Dictionary of all places which provided this definition: “Anyone who consciously looks for the best in all people, places, and things; who has acknowledged and released the pains of their soul. And who entergetically help all others release the pain of their souls.” For Rebecca, or “Ruby” as she is affectionally known by many of her friends, this definition could not be any more spot on. It’s her conscious looking for the best in everything and everyone and in her grappling so deftly with the longings in her own soul and those so prevalent in the human condition that make her proper debut release, “Fields” so immediate, and so necessary.

The album lives up to its name of “Fields” as an escape from the normal, everyday routines that we so easily get entangled in. It’s an escape to a place where life is light, high-spirited, playful, whimsical, and dare I say frolicsome. Over the course of it’s 4 tracks, Rebecca’s personality shines through in the best ways possible, inviting the listener into her 12-minute study of love and the human condition. She will inevitably be compared to a young Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones or Regina Spektor, but her music has a more classic feel to it, reflecting her roots in Mobile and New Orleans, with her smoky/jazzy/”bayou” flair mixing with a bit of her childhood idol, Carole King. With all the comparisons, however, her voice and her music stands on its own as a beautifully unique creation.

Each track touches on a different aspect of love: either realized or hoped for, and any of them would sound right at home on the soundtrack of a popular indie romantic comedy. (Just listen to “Love Me Now” and tell us that it wouldn’t have been perfect on (500) Days of Summer). In Rebecca’s words the song is a “playful pursuit”, one lover trying to reach another. “It’s a flirty song; the very beginnings of a relationship.” Rebecca sings of her grandparent’s love in “Vacherie Girl” but puts a modern twist on it that makes it sound just as likely to be about madly-in-love newlyweds straight out of undergrad, with their clever back-and-forth (from Rebecca and the talented Steven Fiore.

“Here Lies My Pulse” is a “window into the soul” for Rebecca and is the track most likely to pull on the listener’s heartstrings with the expertly executed string arrangement buoying Rebecca’s delicate vocals. It’s a story, more than a song, that is sure to become a fan favorite as people find their own ways to identify with the lyrics. “Doorway” closes the album peering into the future with the fulfillment of a forever love. And throughout this album and true to the definition of a “songbird”, Rebecca’s music is a catharsis, allowing the listener to release their held-onto pain in order to chase after a greater joy. As Rebecca told us once, “I didn’t choose music; music chose me.” We’re really glad it did, as we get to peer into the soul of a dynamic talent and celebrate the inherent joy in each and every melody with her.

Tonight marks a special evening for us Nashvillians, as Rebecca is hosting her “Fields” EP Release at The Basement. Local favorites Carolina Story and CherryCase open  the night, beginning at 7pm for just $5. You don’t want to miss this momentous occasion. And while we’re mentioning her EP release, we be remiss if we didn’t mention this little fact: Once 1,000 copies of “Fields” are purchased, Rebecca will release the equally remarkable sister EP, “Forests”. It’s a breathtakingly exquisite album that needs to be heard. So let’s help her get to 1,000 by purchasing on Bandcamp, Amazon, or directly from Rebecca’s website.

– Larry Kloess