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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Reb Fountain - WOMAD 2020 Photos

Born in southern California to her music lovin' peace-making parents, Reb Fountain had a bit of a rough ride before eventually ending up in her current life in Auckland.

Initially arriving by ship into Lyttleton harbour with only $100, Reb's family relished in get-togethers and sing-a-longs.

Following her heart on her OE to London and then back to the States, Reb studied performing arts in Seattle, Washington. As a jazz vocalist, Reb landed a place at the prestigious Dimitriou's Jazz Alley club, immersing herself in the work of the greats – Eartha Kitt, Tito Puente, Flora Purim and many others.

Reb Fountain has recently wooed audiences on an extensive nationwide winter 2008 tour with Johnny Barker aka Sleepy Kid. She had earlier teamed up with Barker at the 2008 Silver Scrolls Awards, where they honored The Top Twins Hall of Fame induction, performing Milestone to wide acclaim from industry insiders and their musical peers.

Reb Fountain - Photo by McKenzie Jennings-Gruar
A self-titled new album is heading our way; the keenly awaited follow-up to 2017’s Little Arrows and her Hopeful & Hopeless EP, which won Fountain the 2018 Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist and APRA Best Country Music Song awards.

Produced by Dave Khan at Roundhead Studios, the collection promises to be a showcase for Fountain’s noir punk-folk songwriting style, and is further teased by lead single Faster.

The song has a a gorgeous video created by Lola Fountain-Best, shot on vintage Super 8 Ektachrome film to compliment the tune’s timeless feel.

Here's her new video, Sampson

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