Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Folk Fabulous reminisce.

Here is a song from Folk Fabulous, a concert I coordinated at the Shadbolt Centre for their 2014/2015 season. Check out my youtube videos for more performances from that night.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Concerts at Civic Square
 in Burnaby BC
July 19, 2015 at 6pm
I am thrilled to announce that I will be performing with Amy Logan on Sunday, July 19, at the lovely Civic Square in Burnaby, beside the Bob Prittie Library.
Its a wonderful outdoor venue that will showcase an eclectic series of musical perforamnces that are free to attend. Every Sunday in July and August (except for August 2 - long weekend), there will be music in the park from 6pm to 8pm.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Folk Fabulous concert at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Folk Fabulous at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Friday, November 7th, 2014
8pm show

Folk Fabulous is an intimate evening of music performed by some of Vancouver’s finest musical talent. This collaborative evening will be made up of seven musicians re-creating the ideal musical party. Performers will be joining in and jamming on each others songs in a seamless evening celebrating a diversity of styles that are tied together in this folk-themed musical event. Singer/songwriters and multi-talented musicians share the stage for this wonderfully creative musical experience. Come and join the party!

Beth Southwell vocals, acoustic guitar
Jesse Waldman vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Christie Rose vocals, electric guitar, piano
Monica Lee vocals, piano, viola
Steven Huston bass
Michael Simpsonelli drums
Tickets avaialble online by clicking hte link below, over the phone at 604-205-3000 or in person at the Shadbolt Centre box office.

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby, BC  V5G 2J3

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Beth Southwell on Co- op Radio

Performance at Kozmik Zoo as part of Bohemian Carress, on September 12, 2013 with Jesse Waldman.  

I was just on Co-op Radio 100.5 fm last Sunday night. Here is the link to the interview, if you would like to hear it. Co-op Interview. Thank you so much to Kathleen Tonnesen for the wonderful opportunity  to be on The Storytelling Show on Co-op. Thank you also to Jesse Brennan for doing the sound . This was a real pleasure for me.   ,

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 25th Summer Concert in the Courtyard has been cancelled!

Unfortunately due to health reasons The Dream Team BLues Ensemble will be cancelling their performance that was schedule for August 25th at the Firehall Arts Centre  as part of the Summer Concerts in the Courtyard.

We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that you mark September 22nd on your calendars for the next Summer Concert in the Courtyard featuring Pawnshop Diamond and special guests.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Our first of a three part series Summer Concerts In The Courtyard at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver. Produced by Nightingale Productions and the Firehall Arts Centre, July 28th, 2013
What a lovely evening outdoors in the Courtyard as the sun began to set.
The next one is on August 25th featuring The Dream Team Blues Ensemble with Jesse Waldman on guitar and vocals and Monte on harmonica! True blues.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

A wonderful review of my CD Release Concert by Kathleen Tonnesen

Beth Southwell’s CD Release concert
Urban Folk – Live at The Firehall Arts Centre 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC.
June 22, 2013 by Kathleen Tonnesen
"If you can get them once, man, get them standing up when they should be sitting down, sweaty when they should be decorous... I think you sort of switch on their brain, man, so that makes them say: 'Wait a minute, maybe I can do anything.'" - Janis Joplin.

Roll over "Queen of Psychedelic Soul and Rock and Roll" a new queen of Urban Folk is fast emerging in British Columbia. With a standing ovation on her CD release night Beth Southwell’s path to fame has begun. A tenacious performer, singer and songwriter, she has tread the road of initiation, self-discovery and generosity, which are reflected in her soulful lyrics and musical reveries. Blessed with an affable spirit Southwell’s embracing persona warmed the audience, inviting us to walk alongside the minstrel in her personal journey and appreciation of life and the Canadian landscape. 
With only a short walk through the edgy central artery of East Vancouver’s most poverty stricken quarter and easy to access via public transit, The Firehall Arts Centre was a fitting venue for this rising star as it is an oasis for individual talent and creative community activities - serving as a touchstone to illustrate and bring to light the cultural diversity of Canadian performers, producers and playwrights. Beth Southwell’s self-titled CD Release concert featured guitarist Jesse Waldman, bassist Michael Rush, viola and piano Monica Lee, drummer Michael Simpsonelli, violin and saw Meghan Engel and back-up singers Christie Rose and Bahiyyih Peters.

Tall in stature and stage presence, Southwell’s blonde head, black dress and boots, stood bold and confident in her delivery. Self-effacing she was generous in highlighting the talents of her friends and band members, with each contributing a solo performance adding diversity of talent to the concert, including something I had never witnessed before, Meghan Engel on saw. Yes, I’m sure I’m not alone as an ignoramus in believing the common old garden saw was designed to cut wood, but from henceforth my appreciation of the saw as a magical instrument of music, played with a bow, has been forever corrected. Engel played seated with the handle clasped between her long slender legs, while holding the far end with one hand. The sound emitted was sweet and eerie at the same time adding texture to Southwell’s melodies, harmonies and profound lyrics. As an immigrant, having a deep appreciation for the majestic beauty of the Canadian landscape, a moving highlight of the performance for me, was the tribute song to Lake Ontario, where Southwell on acoustic guitar, sings of “the cool clear water that cleanses my soul,” adding a soft flowing spirituality to the musical timbre she is accompanied on viola by Monica Lee and Meghan Engel on violin.
An animated youthful persona Jesse Waldman entertained the audience with his wisecracks and high energy antics, seamlessly connecting the musical flow while maintaining ambience in texture through his multi-talented skills as vocalist and musician on acoustic/electric guitar and piano. Waldman is a high profile performer in the lower mainland with his bands Electric Kids, Supna, Phatty Phatty and the Roaches, including performances at the Libra Room as a member of the Monica Lee Band.  Another rising youthful talent on the Vancouver music scene is singer and songwriter Christie Rose who sings backup for Southwell. A powder keg of musical ability Rose was able to shine as she belted out a country song duet with Waldman on piano. Rose possesses a deep confident voice which belies her petite physical beauty.A truly Canadian family Urban Folk event, Beth Southwell’s CD Release concert was and is the forerunner to many more live performances by this world traveller, who has toured the UK, Taiwan, and the West Coast, I believe Southwell will continue to rise in status due to her genuine regard for nurturing Canadian soul and storytelling through her music. So be sure to keep tabs on this evolving star and her friends, who have come to realize – “Wait a minute, maybe I can do anything."

Lake Ontario by Beth Southwell CD Release concert