Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey – with guests Will West & The Friendly Strangers

September 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
The Clayton Center
111 E. Second Street
Clayton NC 27520
$15 plus tax & fees
The Clayton Center

rebekah todd on stage

Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey, along with special guest Will West, perform at The Clayton Center on Friday, September 10, at 7:30pm. Both Todd and West performed in our livestream concert series and are eager to perform to a live audience! (buy tickets now).

Rebekah Todd

A Benson, NC, native, Todd has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember.

When she was 11 years old, her father gave her a black acoustic Washburn guitar and taught her to play. A musician himself, her father played everything from Pink Floyd to the Righteous Brothers. As a result, Todd instantly found her musical niche somewhere between melodic soul and alternative folk rock.

The singer-songwriter grew into her soulful voice and and musical style with the influence of a wide range of musical genres. Todd cites passionate singer/songwriters like Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi as her inspiration. She credits them with influencing the music she writes and performs today.

Todd received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from East Carolina University in 2012. She has since devoted her life to writing and touring. She released her debut EP, Forget Me Not, in 2011; her first LP, Roots Bury Deep, in 2014; and the full length Crooked Lines in February 2017.

A gifted performer with a natural, soulful, effortless voice, Todd has received countless awards and recognition. She was Encore Magazine’s Best Female Musician of 2018, Wilma Magazine’s Woman to Watch in 2017, and the Carolina Music Awards 2013 Best Female Musician. She also won the 2016 Floyd Fest On The Rise Competition.

Todd is currently writing a new album and touring with her full band, Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey.

Will West
Will West on stageThe son of a fiddle player, Will West grew up in rural eastern North Carolina. He was inspired by his parent’s vast record collection and began playing guitar when he was 11 years old. His first loves were old-time blues and heavy metal music.
In 2002, Will loaded up his guitar, his dog and a handful of original tunes and moved to Portland, Oregon. Ever since, he has been on a steady rise in the rich Northwest music scene.
Will released his latest album Transitions (side a) in July 2019. The album—a collection of songs touching on rock, pop, groove and big horn sounds—features a collection of incredible Portland musicians.
Know Before You Go
  • All seating is reserved.
    Tickets to this performance will be sold as reserved seating with no spacing between seats. One-third of the auditorium (rear sections on the main floor and part of the balcony) will be available for distanced seating should you decide to move your seat when you arrive for the show (subject to availability).
  • Patrons who feel ill are asked to stay home. Patrons who are unable to attend due to illness should contact the box office  prior to the start of the event to discuss their options.
  • The health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff is our top priority. Should any of our health and safety guidelines change prior to a show, ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible.
  • The use of face masks is required at The Clayton Center. We ask that all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face mask throughout the performance.