3-23 Songwriters Showcase – Beth Wood

Fri. Mar. 23, 7 pm at Northwind Arts gallery, 701 Water Street. We welcome Lubbock, Texas native Beth Wood for an evening of sweet and sassy song.

Advance tickets $12 at Northwind or from brownpapertickets.com   or $15 at the door that evening. From Matt Miner Presents and media sponsor KPTZ-FM radio.

Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. For twenty years she has been delighting and inspiring audiences with her exceptional musicianship, intelligent songwriting, powerhouse voice, and warm and commanding stage presence. Her website: bethwoodmusic.com

Beth grew up in the musically-rich town of Lubbock, TX with her mom’s classical tapes playing in the car, her dad’s Willie Nelson records spinning in the living room, her brother’s Foreigner and Heart 8-track tapes blasting in his room, and her own little radio which she would hide under the covers and search late into the night for songs with women’s voices.

Beth’s skills in the craft of songwriting have been recognized by the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Award, The Sisters Folk Festival Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Award, the Billboard World Song Contest, and many more. There have been incredible and surreal moments in the spotlight: opening for Steve Winwood, Michael McDonald and Shawn Colvin; being a four-time featured artist on Cayamo, a week-long Caribbean songwriters’ cruise along with most of her living musical heroes and singing the national anthem for 42,000 people at a major league baseball game.

But what matters to Beth more than awards or sales or big spotlight moments is connecting with people through music night after night. Her mission is to communicate joy. It’s what keeps the songs coming and the words turning. It’s what keeps her dreaming in music at night.

A superb singer/songwriter whose versatility discourages labeling.” — Fort Worth Star-Telegram“Beth Wood is a musical triple-threat — a thoughtful songwriter and talented multi-instrumentalist with a supple, soulful voice. —Washington Post

Wood is about as good as it gets if you appreciate the singer/songwriter genre. – Charlotte Creative Loafing

 

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