Brooklyn, NY native Rebecca Pronsky was just 8 years old when she began singing professionally. Rebecca studied voice with a local rock performer, who showcased the girl's singing talent at a weekly show at the Bitter End night-club in New York City. The crowd loved Pronsky, and not surprisingly she immediately felt enamoured with performing. Fast forward past the wonder years and there she was- a full-fledged teen singer-songwriter. Pronsky had picked up the guitar and had begun to write her very own songs.
Rebecca moved up to Providence, Rhode Island for college where she attended Brown University. She studied ethnomusicology and jazz voice, all the while thinking, drinking, and dreaming. She was a regular performer on campus and around Providence. Her best songs from that era can be heard on her debut solo album Milestone.
Rebecca returned to New York City after graduation, where she found herself in a kind of post-grad limbo. With no clue what would become of her and months of miserably pretending to enjoy life in the working world of day jobs and fluorescent-lit offices, Pronsky began pursuing music whole-heartedly. She put together a band that helped her to explore and expand her sound.
In the years since, she has worked many odd, yet flexible, jobs and found the time to tour all over the US. She played such notable venues as The Living Room, Makor, Pete's Candy Store, and Southpaw (NYC) to Club Passim, Middle East, Lizard Lounge and Toad (Boston), to World Cafe Live, Steel City Coffeehouse, Grape St. (Philadelphia) Velvet Lounge, IOTA (Washington, DC), Hotel Utah (San Francisco, CA) as well as smaller cities in between and colleges too. Rebecca has become a unique talent in the northeast acoustic music circuit, sharing stages with Josh Ritter, Rose Polenzani, Zox, Chris Pureka, Amelia White, Lori McKenna, Catie Curtis and more.
Pronsky’s sweet blend of styles is both new and yet something familiar. Her dark and clever lyrics are carried by her jazz-trained voice over the deep grooves produced by her talented band. She boldly blurs genre lines while staying true to a solid and accessible songwriting style all her own.
Rebecca released her EP The Early Hours in 2004. The EP showcases some of her most often played tunes with the full band behind her. The album continues to receive airplay on local and college radio.
Rebecca is also the founder and host of Songwriters Exchange, a weekly music series in Brooklyn, where she brings together local and touring songwriters.