Lordy, lordy, Rebecca’s … 50? Belatedly? VERY?
Nah, we don’t believe that for a minute. But it’s true, apparently. Rebecca Scotka – singer, librarian, woman of a thousand costumes, and maker of funky earrings – will throw her own party, Rebecca’s VERY Belated 50th Birthday Concert, on Saturday, Aug. 24th, from 4-7 PM at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden.
Rebecca has long been a fixture in local music circles – from being a part of notorious New Haven vocal trio The Who Whos in the ’90s, to being a regular participant in Dean Falcone’s traditional night-before-Thanksgiving extravaganza, Vomitorium, at Café Nine in the Elm City. Most recently, she hosted a Sweetheart of the Rodeo benefit at the Nine, in which she and other local musicians sang The Byrds’ touchstone country-rock album front to back to raise money for the Joshua Tree National Park Foundation. In the daytime, armed with an array of clever and creative costumes, she’s a librarian who gives readings and presentations to young Shoreline kids, sometimes with a touch of rock’n’roll.
And of course, it’s a concert, so there will be music, performed by Greg Sherrod and by Kevin Day. Greg, who’s been playing his craft in Connecticut and Rhode Island for three decades, is a mighty singer who can provide power an array of styles: rock, blues, R&B, you name it – if it has a soul, he’s on it. Kevin, meanwhile, is the singer/songwriter who fronts gigglejuice, an East Hampton-based groove-rock band, billing them as “good time fun and danceable music.” He, Rebecca, and Greg took part in the Sweetheart of the Rodeo show.
There will be snacks. And, of course, cake. And admission is free. Call 203-287-9286, go to www.bestvideo.com, or go to the Best Video & Cultural Center Facebook page.