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Artist Bio

Influences:   Dave Carter, Richard Shindell, Antje Duvekot, Peter Mulvey

This is my seventh FAWM.

Last year, I unintentionally actually wrote an EP, Resistance, during FAWM, which climbed to #10 on the folk charts ( My 3rd for-real album, I Was Here, came out in fall 2016 and had 8 songs on it that were written during FAWMs.

I'm never ready, and this is a particularly busy February, but I can't imagine life without FAWM, so here we go.

Also, for me it's about the songwriting and not about the production, so all my song posts are one-take iPhone recordings. Isn't it a miracle that we carry little recording studios in our pockets in this day and age?

I write folk-ish songs. Sing Out! Magazine described my songs as β€œsmart and uplifting . . . focusing on the quiet meaning to be found in ordinary life,” which I think describes my music just fine. I have four CDs. I'm happy for any kind of feedback -- I actually love criticism when the song is new enough that I'm not attached to it.

February: bring it!


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  • @sunnymae  4 days

    I won something??

  • @jyllian 5 days

    Thank you for your comments. I need to be braver when sharing my songs in real life to give little introductions - not as much on my videos - but enough so they’ll know what my song is going for.

  • @wacha  1 week

    Thank you very much for your kind words on "Start Again".

  • @unknownbecky  1 week

    Yes! Class of '00. I'm pretty sure I'll be up for my 20th(!) reunion but I'll let you know if I make it to Boston before that; let me know if you get to Nashville!

  • @billgcaldwell  1 week

    Thanks for the kind word for "Hard Whiskey Secret" I enjoyed writing and singing that song. Thanks for listening.

  • @kovbleu  1 week

    Thank you Beth!! That means a lot coming from you. πŸ˜€

  • @unknownbecky  1 week

    Thanks for your nice comments! I kind of can't believe we've never met, because we have a ton of mutual music friends and also I'm a Wellesley alum.

  • @sunnymae  2 weeks

    Hey Beth!
    Nice to see you FAWMing this year. Thank you for dropping by and listening to Breathe. I always appreciate your take on all things music and so glad it spoke to you.

  • @jyllian 2 weeks

    Thank you for taking time to listen to my stuff and comment. You inspired me to write on of my songs this year with your February song I wrote Waiting for Spring. I love your music and I plan on trying to get to your VDay gig for 3 of my first FAWM friends. πŸ˜€.

    I recorded something for I Remember - might not be right yet - check it out if you feel like it.

  • @mikegtz  2 weeks

    Congrats on that album's success, Beth. Hit the right notes at the right time, I think. Be checking in on the new songs.

  • @wistah  3 weeks

    OOOOPS! I'll fix the date. Thanks for your comments πŸ˜€

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  3 weeks

    Glad to see you back here too, and sorry you won't be at FAI. It'll be my first time in about 20 years, so I'm going primarily as an anthropologist. Thanks for already stopping in to comment; as usual, I'm hoping to do a better job at that myself this year πŸ˜€.

  • @tamsnumber4 3 weeks

    Hope you can squeeze in new FAWM songs into your busy schedule!

  • @driftwood1  4 weeks

    Glad to see you back again this year. Happy FAWMing!

  • @johncrossman  4 weeks

    7th fawm = 2018, glad to see it, hope to hear it. πŸ˜€

  • @fearlessflight2014  4 weeks

    Hello!! Great to see you back. πŸ˜€ Yay for FAWM!!

  • @kovbleu  4 weeks

    Hi Beth!! Looking forward to your songs this year! πŸ˜€

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    West wishes to you during FAWM!

  • @colgoo  5 weeks

    Yay! I'm back again for more, too.

  • @andygetch  5 weeks

    Hi Beth!