Smart Bets: Rebecca Loebe

Rebecca Loebe is upfront about her somewhat sneaky approach to sharing her values with listeners. “I like to write catchy songs about topics that are meaningful to me but use fun hooks to put words in people’s mouths,” she says. “My favorite thing is to get people singing along before they even realize they’re singing about women’s equality or their own self-worth.” Raised in Atlanta and currently based in Austin, Texas, the Berklee College of Music alum presents a number of these self-professed “empowerment jams” on her fifth studio album, Give Up Your Ghosts. A veteran of “The Voice,” where her acclaimed cover of Nirvana’s “Come as You Are” earned a spot on the show’s first compilation album, Loebe plays the upstairs lounge of Isis Music Hall on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. $15. isisasheville.com. Photo courtesy of the artist

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Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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