Beth // James

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Beth // James
Friday, May 18, 2018 10:30 PM
Geraldine's, Austin, TX
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Folk | Pop | Americana 

Austin duo Beth // James' debut EP, All In Life, is the product of two award winning musicians, Jordan Burchill and Mikaela Kahn. Their original songs and razor sharp musicianship pick up where the Civil Wars left off. Tackling love, their adopted hometown of Austin, and more, All in Life is simultaneously unexpected and familiar, infused with "a shimmering mix of modern folk, mindful pop, and Americana charm. The EP taps into the soul of a rhythmic back and forth between two distinct voices blending into one," according to Paste Magazine.

The duo only began writing together in 2016, though they met in 2008 while studying jazz at the University of North Texas. Through the years they’ve played in various bands together, but this EP takes their musical chemistry to the next level as they create their own unique sound. Beth // James navigates effortlessly among American music traditions, rooted in storytelling, but with added indie pop/rock elements, intricate guitar work and arresting harmony.

The EP was named one of "5 Standout EP's" of 2017 by the Austin-American Statesman. Since they began touring throughout the US, accolades have begun - the national blog, POPDOSE, named them as "top new artists of 2017," prominent Texas blog, The Ghost of Blind Lemon awarded them two Ghosty Awards for Best Texas Song ("Bring Your Fire to Me") and Best Texas EP, and the duo was voted "Best New Austin Band" runner-ups in the acclaimed 2017 Austin Music Awards.