Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for sixteen years. Beth’s music is soulful, organic, intelligent, barefoot, high-energy communication of joy.
Picture a home-body with an ever-present wanderlust, an introvert with a passion for performing, a creative free-spirit with enough discipline to rework her dream year after year, calloused little hands and a big pile of curly hair…and you’ve got Beth Wood.
The Washington Post:
“Beth Wood is a musical triple-threat — a thoughtful songwriter
and talented multi-instrumentalist with a supple, soulful voice.”
Lonestar Music Magazine:
“…when you come across a recording like Beth Wood’s “The Weather Inside” you take note and recognize that this is the work of a genuine artist with a remarkable voice determined to make meaningful and lasting art.”
Sundilla Music Website:
Beth’s exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and engaging, energetic stage presence have been winning over audiences from coast to coast. “The Weather Inside,” Beth’s eighth studio release, is a case study in contrast. A coming-of-age statement record from a veteran artist, Beth’s latest work embraces strength and tenderness, the polished and the well-worn, the broken and the hopeful heart. Produced by Billy Crockett at Blue Rock Studio in Wimberley, TX, “The Weather Inside” delves deep into Beth’s creative reserves and delivers a strong collection of songs and performances to remember.
Some of Beth’s awards”
Winner – Sisters Folk Festival Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest
Winner – Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Contest
Winner – 2nd Place – Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriters Contest
Winner – Wildflower Festival Songwriting Contest
Finalist – Telluride Troubadour Contest
Winner – Top 20 Acoustic/Folk Category – Unisong International Songwriting Contest
Honorable Mention – Mountain Stage Newsong Contest
Honorable Mention – Billboard World Song Contest
Don Campbell, The Oregonian:
“There’s nothing wrong with old-school, but the real fun comes with those who push envelopes. As with blues, jazz, even country and rock ‘n’ roll, those who bring something new to the party help propel genres to higher levels.
Such is the case with Lincoln Crockett, a young lion on the Portland bluegrass scene. A regular in Cross-Eyed Rosie, the Josh Cole Band and Caravan Gogh, Crockett has released a new solo project that radiates all that’s good about the progressive side of bluegrass. A sterling mandolin picker, guitarist and compelling singer, he has produced a 12-song piece of work that might have traditionalists scratching their heads, but new-grassers will gravitate to it like moths to a porch light.
It will be hard to avoid comparisons to Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile… Crockett owns the requisite high-and-lonesome voice — plaintive, achingly bittersweet and clear as creekwater, without a hint of vibrato — and he’s not afraid to use it. Like Thile, he’s fearless and playful, but can clearly stand on his own.
He is also a fiery player who slashes his custom twin-point mandolin when called for, but who displays a feather-light touch on the tender tunes. Crockett has a predilection for more complex chording, and he lets that predilection shine throughout this largely original effort.
Though his playing can be a shade on the outside (in a good way), he doesn’t stray far enough from his bluegrass roots to do damage to the form. This is bluegrass, but squeezed through the soul of a youngster. You’ll hear all his influences — folk, rock, pop, funk — but he’s found a way to gather them up under the bluegrass mantle and produce something as pleasant as a long summer day.”
Jeff Rosenberg, The Willamette Week
“Lincoln Crockett first got attention on local stages in neo-grass favorites Cross-eyed Rosie, then began honing his solo chops. These days he also contributes mandolin to the Josh Cole Band and the quirky, charming Caravan Gogh. But tonight, Crockett releases his first solo full-length, Angels&Devils;Alike, perhaps the project closest to his heart. Case in point: Crockett’s delicate picking and angelic voice define gorgeous new songs like “Maybe Souls” and “Nothing Makes Me Feel Good.””
“I reviewed dozens of albums this weekend, and I have to say, of everything I listened to, Lincoln Crockett’s material was head and shoulders above the rest. His songwriting, his presentation, his indefinable presence, stood out in stark relief to all the others.”
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Remember, Beth Wood and Lincoln Crockett on Sunday, January 4 starting at 7 pm. Suggested donation to reserve your seat is $20. Seats only guaranteed with advance donation. Send checks, made out to Dan Dover with Beth Wood and Lincoln Crockett in the memo line, to Dan Dover, 7326 SE Woodward St., PDX 97206. Dan can be reached for questions or directions at 503.730.3189. Check out our web site at doverlaffhouseconcerts.org