They say it’s good to take your time with things that are important to you, and certainly no one can accuse Beth Rowley of rushing the process of recording her much anticipated second album. Following 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 Artst, Beth has spent the last 6 years experimenting and perfecting her sound and is finally back with a new album titled GOTA FRÍA, released in 2018.
Beth still acknowledges early influences from Gospel Spirituals, Soul and Blues inherited from her parents, who brought her up on Led Belly, Mahalia Jackson. Her new sound has grown edgier, deeper and louder with more than hints of 70’s electric guitar, gritty harmonica and Americana influenced pedal steel. Beth recently sold out a UK headline tour, including The Jazz Café and the Royal Albert Hall, in support of Jools Holland. Beth’s vocals are simply stunning, fragile yet powerful and need to be heard live to be fully appreciated. Whether she graces the stage either with her 4-piece band or a stripped back duo, 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 appeared on stage with some giants of the music world including recent tour support for Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra during his UK tour, Burt Bacharach – BBC Electric Proms alongside Adele & Jamie Cullum, David Arnold, and as Angelo Badalamenti’s personal guest with Susie Sioux (David Lynch’s right hand man) at Ghent film festival. Beth has performed at Willie Nelson’s 4th July Back Yard Festival in Austin alongside Ray Wylie Hubbard and has shared performances with Katie Melua, Carleen Anderson and the BBC Concert Orchestra. When Beth isn’t performing her own music she tours as guest vocalist with Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.