Based in upstate New York, Becca Frame and the Tall Boys provide a timeless presentation of powerful vocals, and transcendent lyrics. Combined with polished yet improvised guitar work (Brian Shafer), intoxicating dynamic rhythm (Steve O'Connell and Daniel Colón), and captivating keys (Brian Mangini), the band provides a strong dedication to stir the soul. Each song has its own desire and persistence to leave the audience wanting to hear more.
NOW PLAYING: New Release - My Baby, He Tells MeAvailable now on Amazon Music
What a stressful time to be an earthling. I sincerely hope you are well, mentally, physically, and spiritually. The Tallboys and I live in upstate NY, where the numbers are low but the stress is high. We feel for our city dwelling neighbors. Though, physically, for the most part, we are relatively safe, mentally, I, personally, am struggling. The anxiety is very real.
I've never been shy about sharing my struggles with mental health over the years. I share it in the lyrics of my songs. And I stand by that decision based on the response I've gotten from friends and fans that relate to that struggle. Music has always been a coping mechanism for me. Writing, of course, but live shows have been a source of relief for me. When I just sing. I don't need to think. I don't need to worry. I just sing. It's the best medicine for me...
but, for the time being, my presciption is out of refills.
what is a girl to do?
crumble? sit paralyzed in my living room ? lose myself in video games and binge worthy tv? well, yes. but then I record a vocal track for the new song I've been working up. I do a simple shoot for the video for my band's facebook page. I connect with my friends and venue owners who have given me so much support over the years to get them involved in a fun project.
I have come to realize how valueable entertainers really are. Sure, I've played many shows to rooms filled with people who didn't care. I've been stiffed by people who committed to pay me...then didn't. I've been talked over. I've been interrupted. I've never been overtly heckled, but, give it time. These not so great experiences can make you feel worthless. Luckily there are many more good experiences, and, frankly, I love singing so much that even if the bad did outweigh the good, I would continue to do it. My point is that entertainers are extremely valuable, even if it doesn't always feel that way. We are needed.
Human beings need breaks. We cannot function if we are in a perpetual state of stress. Not well, anyways. Our job as entertainers is to give our fellow humans that break. A reason to chill out and have a drink and a listen. To close your eyes and take a breath and hear, really hear every note of that guitar solo. To remember the first time you heard that song. To remember the way that girl's hair smelled as you danced in your kitchen to that one song. To feel the goosebumps run up your body when the harmonies were so perfect it doesn't seem real.
i cannot give you that break in a bar, or at a brewery, or in a club, or in a park. Not now, and probably not for a long time. But i can upload a video. I can do a live stream. I can record an album. And that's what I will do. I will continue to entertain. It's needed. It's valuable.
We are VERY happy to announce the online release of our new album, ENABLE. Available to download now on itunes, and amazon Good ol' fashioned CDs will be available at shows in a few weeks. The boys and I are incredibly proud of this album. Thank you for all of the love and support!!!