Wknd 2: Beth Rowley

They say it’s worth taking your time on things that are important to you and no one can accuse Beth Rowley of rushing the process of recording her much anticipated second album. With a storming introduction in 2008, with her UK top 10 album Little Dreamer selling over 100,000 albums and receiving a Brit Award nomination for Best Female Solo Artist, Beth has spent the last 20 years forging a stellar career in music, experimenting and perfecting her sound and her latest album GOTA FRIA is a heady mix of Blues American that was well worth the wait.

Beth still acknowledges early influences from Gospel Spirituals, Soul and Blues inherited from her parents, who brought her up on Lead Belly and Mahalia Jackson.

Her new sound has grown edgier, deeper and louder demonstrated recently during her soldout headline tour of the UK, including The Jazz cafe London and the Royal Albert Hall, in support of Jools Holland.

Beth’s vocals are simply stunning and as she graces the stage with her 4 piece band, it is clear to see that the years preparing have grown in her a confidence that only experience and commitment to your art can give.

Beth has been fortunate to appeared on stage with some giants of the music world including Jools Holland, Burt Bacharach, Adele, Jamie Callum, David Arnold, and as Angelo Badalamenti’s personal guest with Susie Sioux at Ghent Film Festival, as well as performing at Willie Nelson’s 4th July Back Yard Festival in Austin.