Bekka Bramlett has achieved something rare in music, which is to stay true to an iconic family tradition while creating her own unique style. Whatever music she performs, from country to gospel to rock & roll or blues, she makes it her own and delivers with passion, soul, and attitude.
Rebekka Ruth Lazone Bramlett was born in Westwood, California to the popular music duo Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. She grew up in a home where icons such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Roger Miller and Tina Turner regularly hung out. Her mother recounts that when a very young Bekka was shown a picture of The Beatles in school, she looked momentarily surprised then said that John and George were asleep on the family couch at that very moment.
At age 4, Bekka made her first recording, singing on her father’s album Mobius Strip. She got her first developmental deal at age 12. From age 17 on, she has continually recorded and toured with a great many of the world’s greatest musical talents.
In the 1990’s, Bekka was a member of Mick Fleetwood’s band The Zoo from 1991 to 1992. In 1993, she replaced Stevie Nicks in Fleetwood Mac, toured with that band for several years, and sang on the CD Time. She then formed a country duo with Billy Burnette, and released the CD Bekka and Billy in 1996.
Subsequently, Bekka has toured and recorded with Vince Gill, Delbert McClinton, Faith Hill, Allison Krauss, and others. She has recorded duets with the likes of Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Dwight Yoakum, Sam Moore, and Bad Company. Further, she is very in-demand as a backup singer, and has recorded with dozens of other musical luminaries, including Belinda Carlisle, Richie Sambora, Faster Pussycat, Jonny Lang, Kenny Rogers, Buddy Guy, Sonya Isaacs, Lee Ann Womack, Jewel, Dwight Yoakam, Brooks & Dunn, Tanya Tucker, Montgomery Gentry, Billy Ray Cyrus, Amy Grant, Wynonna, Etta James, Jeffrey Steele, Jimmy Buffett, Warrant, Van Zant, Jo Dee Messina, Trisha Yearwood, Bob Seger, Trace Adkins, Albert Lee, Kenny Chesney, LeeAnn Rimes, and John Oates. And more!
Also successful as a song-writer, Bekka has had hits with artists including Faith Hill, Jessica Andrews, Etta James, Dobie Gray, and Shamika Copeland. Faith Hill has recorded five of her songs.
In 2001, Bekka wrote and performed the song “We All Fall Down” for the film America’s Sweethearts. In 2002, she released a solo album of demo work called What’s In It For Me, for fans who went to her shows. She contributed to Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now in 2005. In 2008, she contributed the song “What Happened?” to the Imus Ranch Record.
Her latest CD, released in 2009, is entitled What’s in it For Me. It was produced by country great Joe Stampley and is available on CD Baby.