Becky Markvart and Company
“I’ve been singing my whole life but I started playing guitar pretty late in life. I originally picked up the guitar at age 14 but really didn’t do much with it until age 30. My performing career started in middle school where I participated in quite a few musicals. That began my love of the stage! I remained active in the musical community by singing in church. When I graduated high school, I had a pretty difficult time deciding what to go to college for. I decided to major in police science following in my dad’s footsteps. 1 year into my 2 year degree I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Plan B…I started pursuing a degree in psychology. I graduated with 2 degrees in 1998…1 in police science and 1 in psychology… And was also put on disability. Plan C took place in 2005 when I met up with guitarist Deb Kimmes and her percussionist husband, Mark.
We started the trio “Happenstance”. We played lounges, coffee shops, festivals and private parties for a couple years. Due to illness, our trio came to an end and I went solo in 2007. Luckily I picked up the guitar again during my time with the trio! I bought my 1st Taylor guitar in 2006 and fell in love! Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with some greatly talented musicians including Nick Grisetto (we were known as”the Overtones”), Bill Martell (we were known as “Six Degrees” and were crowned “Best Musical Group in Manitowoc County”). I was also part of the harmony driven Sheboygan based band “Sheboygan Light Rail” for nearly 2 years. ”
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