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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Rebekah Pulley and Rob Pastore

Bill DeYoung



We spent an enjoyable 30 minutes Thursday evening in the company of St. Pete musicians Rebekah Pulley and Rob Pastore, who are safe at home but – not surprisingly – still playing and singing, and still full of good humor despite the fact that there are no paying gigs to be had.

Pulley sang two original songs, “Happiness” and “Sway,” with Pastore playing standup bass and adding harmonies.

There were plenty of lighthearted moments. “I’m an introvert that’s really stupid,” Pulley said during a discussion of the mechanics of performing live. “I’m also an idiot. So I’ll put myself in uncomfortable, awkward positions. It actually helps that Rob is the exact opposite of that, he’s very extroverted …”

“And the opposite of idiot,” Pastore offered.

Pulley discussed her early years in Alaska and Texas, her songwriting and her most recent recording, the excellent The Sea of Everything. Pastore, who performs with her in a duet setting, first joined her band the Reluctant Prophets – as a guitarist – in 2004, she explained.

“We’ve known each other since then,” Pulley said, “and been friends, and then we stated dating.

“And now we’re getting old and fat together.”


Tonight (Thursday, April 23) on The Catalyst Sessions: Jobsite Theater executive and artistic director David Jenkins.

Weeknight at 7 on the St. Pete Catalyst Facebook page.




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