bethdesombre 14


02482 US   Jan 2012  

Artist Bio

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

NOTE: Apologies in advance for the fact that I'll be doing less listening/commenting this year. Facing my hardest February. (Hoping to do more in March.)

(She/her) This is my ninth FAWM. . . . ahhh, and did I mention that I'm teaching an overload this semester? And spending nine days in Vietnam this February?

Three years ago, I actually ending up releasing an album -- my 4th -- of Resistance songs I wrote during FAWM
( My 3rd for-real album, I Was Here, came out in fall 2016; 8 of its 13 songs songs on were written during FAWMs.

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 “smart 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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  • @billwhite51 Mar 4

    thanks you for your comments on ""when will your country free my country. it is such a complicated situation. how do you gt rid of a bad leader like maduro without compromising the ideology that put him there in the first place? if biden is the next president, he would strip the country of the progress it made under chavez, and if bernie were president, would he join the opposition to maduro and restore the country to how it was under chavez? the polarities of opposition make things so difficult to find workable solutions. we have so many venezuelan refugees here in peru. my wife is a doctor and the suffering , sickness and death she witnesses is more than she can handle. something must be done to help these people, but the only ones that seem willing to help are the stooges of capitalist concerns that only want to enslave them.

  • @emkaydeebee  Mar 4

    Thank you so much for your comment on ‘Alone’ - such kind words, much appreciated.

  • @katmtl Feb 29

    Yay! I’m so glad you like the Pikachu song. ❤️❤️❤️

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 28

    Congrats on the win!! I am waaay behind in my listening this year - but I hear myself saying that every year. Hoping to catch up shortly!

  • @mikeb Feb 17

    Thanks for the listen and comment on my most-recent song.

  • @mikedelaney Feb 15

    Hi Beth, thanks for your comment. I'm getting ready for a "Beth" listening session.

  • @s7even  Feb 14

    Thank you for your compliments on “Oh My Darling”. Very much appreciated!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • @yaquimike Feb 13

    Happy FAWM 2020!

  • @zuza Feb 7

    I'm really enjoying your folk touch. I'm a big sucker for your style. Thank you for your songs.

  • @colgoo Feb 4

    I got music up for “Everywhere and Nowhere” if you want a listen.

  • @yam655 Feb 4

    It was an interesting prompt! I think it accurately describes conversations which are put on hold indefinitely, and then the relationship crumbles and collapses, consumed by weary things unfinished and unsaid.

  • @aflinner  Feb 4

    Thanks so much for your comments on "Strong Enough." I'm really glad you liked it. 😀

  • @cmharwood89  Feb 3

    Hi Beth! Hope all's well. Looking forward to keeping tabs on your always-pleasing songs this month!

  • @mikegtz  Feb 1

    Hiya Beth, will be checking out most or all of your songs as usual. Best wishes for now until the end of the month.

  • @kovbleu  Jan 2020

    Hi Beth! Looking forward to hearing your songs this year. Have a great FAWM.

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 2020

    Hello Beth!!

  • @timmyriordan  Jan 2020

    Hi Beth!

  • @hummingbear  Jan 2020

    Here's to another wonderful FAWM!