Best Of 2008

BEST CAREER MILESTONE: Rebekah Pulley, Back to Boogaloo

Rebekah Pulley has self-released several acclaimed CDs in recent years, but none has created quite the buzz as her latest, Back to Boogaloo, which easily ranks as the finest disc of her career. The St. Pete singer/songwriter hits the mark on nearly every cut, giving detailed lyrics about life’s little ups and downs with just the right amount of pathos. Pulley’s memorable, acoustic guitar-based melodies enjoy expert treatment courtesy of her top-flight backing unit, the Reluctant Prophets, and multi-instrumentalist/co-producer Steve Connelly. Songs simply don’t get much sweeter than a number like the album-closing “Watching You Go.”