I believe in the power of song!
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 eighteen 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.
Beth Wood began her musical journey in Lubbock, a high plains Texas town with a uniquely rich musical heritage that includes Buddy Holly, Natalie and Lloyd Maines, Mac Davis, and Joe Ely to name a few. When she wasn’t dodging tornadoes and dust storms, Beth was studying classical piano, violin, harp, and voice and contemplating the greatness of her Dad’s record collection. With big dreams of becoming a musician, Beth left west Texas to study voice and piano at Brevard College in North Carolina. A detour from her classical studies led her to Austin, where she picked up a degree in literature and a guitar. Beth began writing her own songs and quickly discovered a feeling of musical freedom that she has been hooked on ever since. Twenty years, thousands of shows, nine albums, three cars, and numerous awards later, Beth has never looked back.
Beth has been featured on OPB’s “Artbeat” and on “Troubadour, TX”, a nationally syndicated documentary-style singer-songwriter reality television series airing in almost 40 million households and 140 U.S. markets. Beth has also been a three-time featured artist on Cayamo: A Journey Through Song, a week-long Caribbean songwriters’ cruise.
In May, 2017, Beth launched her 20/20 project, an innovative way to engage fans and offer a steady stream of new work while celebrating her twenty years working as a full-time musician. Beth has released ten albums of original work, and she released her first book of poetry, “Kazoo Symphonies” (Mezcalita Press) in 2015.
Beth lives in Portland, OR and is loving the Northwest life. Beth has immersed herself in the northwest music scene, including working on staff with the Sisters Folk Festival and Americana Song Academy for five years as an instructor and host of the Sunday Community Celebration. Beth’s work has expanded to include teaching voice and song coaching as well as leading workshops at festivals, retreats and beyond.
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1: What artist would you most love to work with?
2: What instrument brings you the most joy?
3: What was the worst advice?
play every gig offered to you
4: What was your first concert?
5: What/where is the best road food?
6: What’s the best music advice you ever got?
Figure out what your mission is and serve that mission.
7: Who is your most surprising inspiration?
Dirk Nowitski - forward/center for the Dallas Mavericks