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3×3: Becca Mancari on Jennifer Knapp, Summertime, and the Blue Ridge Mountains

Feb 8, 2016

3x3: Becca Mancari on Jennifer Knapp, Summertime, and the Blue Ridge Mountains

Artist: Becca Mancari 
Hometown: All over New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, but Virginia is my heart. 
Latest Album: “Summertime Mama” 
Rejected Band Names: Virginia Siamese … Year of the Horse … Lady Friend (Band names are terrible) 

What was the first record you ever bought with your own money?
I was 14 years old and the first record I ever bought was by an artist named Jennifer Knapp and the record was called Kansas … which I believe was her debut album. 

If money were no object, where would you live and what would you do?
Honestly, I would probably buy some land close to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and fix up an old farm house with a big front porch. I would let my dog Abe run free and probably get an old horse for him to be friends with. And I would write and tour from there. Okay, and you said money was not an object! I would also have a home in either Puerto Rico (where my mom is from) or Mexico, and learn Spanish and be warm in the winter time! 

If your life were a movie, which songs would be on the soundtrack?
I feel like this is a really hard question because there are too many songs … but I'm going to give it a try. In no particular order: 
"Razor Love" by Neil Young 
"Boots of Spanish Leather" by Bob Dylan 
"I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be Free" by Nina Simone
"Down Along the Dixie Line" by Gillian Welch 
"I'd Rather go Blind" by Etta James 
"I Want You" by Bob Dylan 
"Clay Pigeons" by preformed by John Prine 
"Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver  
"Red Dirt Girl" by Emmylou Harris 
"Lulla" by Tinariwen 
"Sweet Wanomi" by Bill Withers 
AND on and on……………..


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What brand of jeans do you wear?
I have two great pairs of vintage Levi's that I love to wear. I wish I had a pair of Wranglers that fit well. 

What's your go-to karaoke tune?
Eeeee! I kind of hate to karaoke!! But I love to watch! 

What's your favorite season?
I love the hot Summer nights. So, I guess I am a Summer woman. 


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Kimmel or Fallon?
Hmmm that's a hard one … okay, okay Fallon. 

Jason Isbell or Sturgill Simpson?
Well, I think I have to say Sturgill, but respect both. 

Chocolate or vanilla?
Finally, no question here! Chocolate

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3x3: Becca Mancari on Jennifer Knapp, Summertime, and the Blue Ridge Mountains