Ghostwriter signaled a return to Beth's more stripped-down, elemental production while showcasing Beth's growth as a songwriter. Recorded in Asheville, NC in the tiny basement studio of Chris Rosser, a wonderful singer-songwriter in his own right who was too tall to stand up in his own basement. Beth Wood is a modern-day troubador, barefoot singer, award-winning songwriter, powerful vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, shameless harmonizer, poet, and communicator of joy. After studying classical piano, violin, voice, and harp and earning a degree in Literature from University of Texas at Austin, Beth decided to throw caution (and her day-job) to the wind and become a full-time troubadour. Thirteen years, thousands of shows, seven albums, three cars, and numerous awards later, she has never looked back. Beth's exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and warm stage presence have been winning over audiences from coast to coast. She now lives in Eugene, Oregon and tours nationally playing listening rooms, coffee shops, bars, festivals, houses, and the occasional yoga studio. Beth has won many awards, including the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award, and has released 7 independent CDs, her latest of which is called "Beachcomber's Daughter". Beth also loves sports, and one of her weird hobbies is performing the National Anthem. She has done so at several major sporting events, including Texas Rangers Major League Baseball (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004), Dallas Mavericks NBA Basketball (2004), and several minor league baseball and hockey events. Beth says... 'I feel blessed to have the opportunity to make music for a living! I want to continue making music I believe in, and to continue spreading the word about independent music. For me this journey is not just about the music - it's about the connections we make through music and recognizing the importance of art throughout our lives.' AWARDS... Winner - 2006 Sisters Folk Festival Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest Winner - 2005 Kerrville New Folk Contest Winner - 2nd Place - 2005 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriters Contest Winner - 2004 Wildflower Festival Songwriters Contest Winner - 2000 Campus Activities Magazine Coffeehouse Entertainer of the Year Winner - 1999 Campus Activities Magazine Club Performer of the Year Finalist - 2000, 2001, and 2002 Campus Activities Magazine Contemporary Music Artist of the Year 'A superb singer/songwriter whose versatility discourages labeling.' -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram 'Beth Wood is a musical triple-threat -- a thoughtful songwriter and talented multi-instrumentalist with a supple, soulful voice.' -- Washington Post '...the songwriting is solid, the musicianship is top-notch and her voice is confident and versatile.' -- Album Network.
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