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Becky Lynn releases new EP

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Back in 2014 at Telemiracle 38, Becky Neustaeter a young singer from Swift Current strode on stage and then blew everyone out of the water with a cover of world famous singer and song writer Adele's song Rolling In The Deep.


All of Saskatchewan eyes as well as social media contributors were all focused on her.
Since then, Neustaeter has performed at EP and CDS release parties for Jacquie Hudec and Switzer respectively as well as other worthy functions such as the SwYES fundraiser "Concert in the Sky" in November 2015.
She toured as part of a grand Saskatchewan Country Music Association tour which which hit smaller communities. She's been busy being a part of a concert in support of her friends.
Now, it's the nineteen year-old's turn to get that support.
Neustaeter, going by the stage name Becky Lynn, now takes centre stage again as she releases an anticipated EP of seven songs called Fragile.

"Fragile is about women of all ages who feel like they aren't beautiful at some point in their life, which they shouldn't feel that way because everyone is beautiful in their own way," explains Neustaeter. "I wrote that song when I was at that point in my life and it helped me get through it."
She was proud when that first arrival of CDs came and then when it was officially released on April 30. More firsts, she says her songs will be available online at iTunes or the CD Baby Music Store.
Swift Current has been good and loves the city, the talented singer wants to spread her wings to see what touring will be like. She loves to sing and made the decision while in school, this is what she wanted to do.
"I'm excited to experience all of this," explains Neustaeter. "Definitely didn't use all the songs I have. As I get older, I kept writing music."
She says the process really began in 2014 and slowly but sure wrote and recorded until the April 30 release. She had help along the way.
Hudec happens to be her next door neighbor and Switzer has taught her music and is undoubtedly a mentor to the equally talented and amiable Swift Current resident.
"Mark Penner, Earl Harder, Donovan Epp, Glenna Switzer, Mike Tetrault, and Gord Nodge were the talented musicians who played on the album and I did most of the acoustic guitar playing as well," explains Neustaeter adds the new EP was recorded, mixed, mastered at The South Hill Studio owned by Penner and was also produced by Penner.
It sounds like it would have a definite folksy, country flare to it with those who played but it isn't a little bit of this person and a little bit of that person. This is pure Becky Lynn.
"It's 100 per cent me," says Neustaeter. "I grew up listening to rock music and country music. Both genres had a huge influence on me and so this is just a huge genre for me, it's a combination of the two.
"(The lyrics) are just things I experienced or went through."
Writing, making the songs and recording them are one thing, but she admits there's a lot of extra things to worry about from everything to the marketing right down to the legalities of the bar codes and copyright. She says Penner helped her get through having recorded some music compilations himself.
Neustaeter is also busy trying to organize a tour in support of the new EP. She's getting a band together and will definitely be touring Saskatchewan to thank all of those who have supported her efforts in the past.
"Everyone has been so supportive; everyone is so fantastic in Swift Current," she explains. "I've had a lot of help, I'd be lying if I said I did it all by myself...I’m very grateful to have such talented and caring friends and family.”

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