We had the good fortune of connecting with Rebecca Jane and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rebecca, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I believe that it is essential to take risks. It can be scary, it can be tough and it’s natural to fear the unknown. I took a risk by moving alone across country to California. This opened up an array of possibilities career-wise and music-wise. I then took risks in those fields by pushing myself to get out of my comfort zone.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I started playing the organ/piano when I was five years old. Music came naturally, and I began singing around age nine. Throughout my teens and into my twenties, I had various music projects. After I moved to California, I decided to form a full rock band named Blackfeather Jane. I’m inspired by Blues, Jazz and Rock and Roll of the 50s, 60s and 70s. I think it’s important to keep classic music styles alive and appreciate them. I thrive on the creative process, especially recording. It’s a passion and it’s part of me so I always want to keep creating. As for lessons, I’d say you learn what works creatively and what doesn’t along the way. Even if you take a break, it’s important to stay inspired and jump back into the process.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A few of my favorite places are Malibu, a ride up PCH, Antonio’s Mexican restaurant on Melrose, the Getty Villa and Topanga Canyon.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give a shoutout to my parents for always being supportive and amazing. Creatively, I would like to mention my bandmates Scott, David, Sal, Bobby, T.J., Nathan and Scott B. Last but not least, my rock and muse, Sam Sheik.