Rebekah Del Rio Tue, Sep 3 | 8:00 PM Cafe Paradiso Singer/songwriter known for her work with David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive) Singer/songwriter Rebekah Del Rio, as seen in David Lynch’s “Mulholland
Rebekah Del Rio
Tue, Sep 3 | 8:00 PM Cafe Paradiso
Singer/songwriter known for her work with David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive)
Singer/songwriter Rebekah Del Rio, as seen in David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive”, began her professional music career when she was just 11 years old. A natural talent, “sans” vocal training, Ms. Del Rio’s voice feels like it’s been living under the earth for a million years and has emerged a diamond, an enigma, a gift…
Her unique style is perhaps best represented in her signature song, the wrenchingly beautiful ballad “Llorando”, a Spanish-language version of Roy Orbison’s “Crying,” which strongly evokes both her Latin roots as well as such vocal influences as Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt, Vikki Carr, and Karen Carpenter. In 1994, on the strength of that song, Rebekah moved to Nashville where she was signed to Irving Azoff’s label, Giant Records. Rebekah opened for Rod Stewart at the 25th Annual WEA convention, and cut her first album, called “Nobody’s Angel.”
Just before Rebekah moved back to Los Angeles, David Lynch cast her as herself in his nightmarish hymn to L.A., “Mullholland Drive”. Her noteworthy performance has been universally praised as “a dazzling star turn,” by John Powers in the L.A. Weekly, to “uniquely twisted,” and “utterly enthralling,” by Gregory Weinkauf from the New York Times. In a Village Voice interview Lynch describes his partnership with Rebekah as a “happy accident.”
Tickets are $10 in advance (cafeparadiso.net or at Paradiso), $12 at the show.