Oral History Information
Rebecca Jasso was just ten when she began playing guitar, and right from the start making up songs came naturally to her. She developed both skills over the years, learning classical guitar while in high school and adding more structure to her songs. In 2011 she was hired to work in the music retail store within the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. She was later promoted to the store’s buyer, which was a real turning point for her. It was then that she realized it was more than a job to her, it was her career! In 2021 she was promoted to Store Manager but still serves as the store’s buyer. And she continues to play and write. During her NAMM interview, Rebecca played a Larrivee OM-40 Legacy Series guitar while performing her song “For All My Pets That Passed Away,” which is a beautiful song with a special sentiment.