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Richter Scaling New Heights In Music

If you haven't heard of Becca Richter that could soon change.

The granddaughter of Sturgeon Bay's Jerry and Lucy Richter has been making a steady mark on the music scene, earning a 2012 WAMI "Rising Star" nomination and winning "Video of the Year" in Season 3 of Teenage Rockstar.

Her first album, "Little Things," was recorded in Sturgeon Bay at the Holiday Music Motel Studio.

Although the 19-year-old singer-songwriter penned her first song when she was just 7 years old, she tells it took her a while to convince herself that she could be a singer. 

The Waukesha native says the recording of her first album at the Holiday was memorable, working with the likes of pat mAcdonald, melaniejane and Grammy-nominated sound engineer Billy Triplett.

Richter says her writing process is a bit different for each song. She says one song ("The Ground I Walk On") even came to her in a dream.

Richter ( says her musical style is still evolving, but she describes it as a "singer-songwritery" mix of indie, acoustic, pop, country and jazz. She says some of her biggest influences have been John Mayer, Taylor Swift and Christian artist Francesca Battistelli.

Richter is currently a freshman at the University of Mobile in Alabama where she's a worship leadership major. (And yes, she's in the school choir.)

She says she'll be back in Sturgeon Bay in June to perform at the Steel Bridge Songfest.

Becca Richter (right) paid a visit to the studios, joined by her grandfather Jerry Richter and her mother Valerie Richter.


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