Presented by Folk In The Barn
Get ready to laugh and cry and, well, just fasten your seat belt. One thing you can count on is one great song after another and some fascinating stories woven between them.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016 and nominated for two Grammys, Nashville based Beth has released fourteen solo albums and written seven No 1 hits and songs recorded by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Elton John and Neil Diamond, plus many more. It’s been four years since her last album, 2018’s ‘Hearts of Glass’ and for the upcoming ‘CrazyTown’ Beth has worked with legendary producer Ray Kennedy (Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle).
Beth: “I’m thrilled to announce that my new record ‘CrazyTown’ is coming out on Cooking Vinyl this fall. ‘CrazyTown’ is a collection of songs that reflect all the twists and turns of life, especially reflective of this wild ride we have all been living through. I’m looking forward to hitting the road with this new music finally seeing the light of day. After this vast surreal stretch of time that we have all experienced, there a new level of gratefulness I feel along with the sense that I will never again take for granted the magic of performing my songs in front of a live audience. I can’t wait to be back on stage launching ‘CrazyTown’.”
A cancer survivor and environmentalist, Beth considers herself a creativity midwife, passionate about inspiring others to fully blossom into their creative life. In Autumn 2016 Beth, along with Olivia Newton-John and Amy Sky created and toured behind an inspiring project called Liv On – A New Album to Aid & Comfort Those Experiencing Grief & Loss While Using the Power of Music To Heal.
Throughout her career, Beth has been in demand as a keynote speaker and teacher of workshops on creativity, song writing, grief, and healing through art, using a unique inspiring approach to tapping into the creative process. She has also taught at Universities internationally including the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts among others.
Unbelievably it’s been 12 years since Beth last visited us at Folk in the Barn in Canterbury, so I know her many fans will be as thrilled as we are that she’s coming back to see us.
Beth will be supported by Scott Mulvahill
Frontman. Singer-songwriter. World-renowned upright bassist. Multi-instrumentalist. For the past decade, Scott Mulvahill has left his unique mark on the intersecting worlds of Americana, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock & roll, and roots music. Raised in Houston, Mulvahill cut his teeth as a member of Ricky Skaggs’ acclaimed band, Kentucky Thunder. The group toured internationally for five years, backed by the bottom-heavy pulse of Mulvahill’s upright bass. Along the way, he also composed music of his own, shining a light on the genre-jumping influences — Paul Simon’s sophisticated pop, James Taylor’s folk, Jaco Pastorius’ innovative jazz, and more — that would eventually inspire the material on his 2018 solo debut, Himalayas. Encouraged by musical mentor Bruce Hornsby, Mulvahill developed a unique approach to his songwriting — one that mixed his chops as an upright bassist with hook-heavy melodies and compelling narratives. A true “musician’s musician”.