Ever heard of Beth Wood? If you haven’t you’re missing the complete package: a creative songwriter and wordsmith, a talented multi-instrumentalist, and a gifted and well-trained vocalist with an unassuming charm and humility that defines charisma. She doesn’t require a big production made up of smoke, lights and screaming fans. Her performance style is as down home as her intriguing personality and allows her to fill the emptiness of a room with her dynamic energy and powerfully expressive voice. Beth Wood may be an independent singer/songwriter but when it comes to talent she is as big as it gets! The Washington Post notes, “Beth Wood is a musical triple threat – a thoughtful songwriter and talented multi-instrumentalist with a supple, soulful voice.” With the latest release of her sixth album Marigolds, Beth is eager to start a new chapter that will take her audience on an intimate journey through real life.
Recorded at singer/songwriter/producer Chris Rosser’s studio in Asheville, North Carolina, Marigolds contains thirteen new tracks written by Beth, and also features the hit vocals of singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins on the single “Church of Melody.” “I’m especially excited about Marigolds because it is my first full band release in a long time. This record marks a return from isolation in that sense,” said Beth. “To me, Marigolds is about hope, joy, and rebirth. Even the sadder songs have a glimmer of hope that is always present in my writing. I just don’t have it in me to paint a depressing picture and leave it that way without a tiny ray of light.”
Beth Wood will launch her tour in support of Marigolds on March 15 with a solo acoustic performance at the ever-popular Blue Bird Café in Nashville, Tennessee. Audiences who join Beth will experience an array of performance styles from solo acoustic to full band performances.
Tuesday, March 15 Nashville, TN Blue Bird Café,
Wednesday, March 16 Knoxville, TN Writer’s Night Radio Show
Thursday, March 17 Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse
Friday, March 18 Chattanooga, TN Charles & Myrtles Coffee House
Thursday, March 24 Decatur, GA Eddies Attic
Friday, March 25 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
Saturday, March 26 Cary, NC Six String Cafe
Thursday, March 31 Jacksonville, FL European Street Cafe
Friday, April 1 Greenville, SC Acoustic Seen at the Coffee Underground
Saturday, April 2 Birmingham, AL Moonlight Music Cafe
Saturday, April 9 Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall
Saturday, April 16 Corpus Christi, TX Executive Surf Club
Beth, a native of Lubbock, Texas, was classically trained in piano, violin, harp and voice. She attended Brevard College in North Carolina and finished at the University of Texas where she earned a degree in Literature. After teaching herself to play the guitar, she joined a local band and became largely involved in the Austin music scene. In 1997, she moved to Western North Carolina to pursue her musical dreams full-time. Since then, she has moved her home base back to Texas and continues touring to support her six independent releases. Beth has performed at a variety of club, college, house concert and festival dates including Music Midtown, The Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Major League Baseball events and many more. Beth has received numerous awards including Campus Activities Magazine’s 2000, 2001 and 2002 Contemporary Music Artist of the Year, 2000 Coffeehouse Entertainer of the Year and Winner of the 2004 Wildflower Festival Songwriting Contest. Her vocal style is unique yet familiar in that it has been compared to the musical talent of the soulful blues/rock singer Bonnie Raitt.
“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to make music for a living! I want to continue making real music for real people, and continue spreading the word about independent music,” said Beth. “For me this journey is not just about the music- it’s about the connections we make through music and recognizing the importance of art throughout our lives.”