BIO

Written By: Team Beth

BETH WILLIAMS BIOGRAPHY

Beth Williams is an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC NOMINEE for BEST NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR and Texas singer songwriter transplanted from Texas to Colorado who is known for her performance storytelling.  Her unique approach and creative abilities as a songwriter & guitarist build an eclectic bridge between folk, Americana, country, blues, pop, gospel and roots music. Soaring vocals, artful lyrics, engaging smile and the ability to closely connect with her audience make for the powerful combination and extra edge which spells success. With 7 CDs available on her own label, Willow Creek Records, Beth has been able to control her own musical destiny and direction.

The San Antonio Express – News writes “No sappy writer, no overt heartstring tugger, Williams instead is the kind of person who walks on the sunny side, uses common sense, sees the glass as half full & finds the silver lining in dark clouds”.
KNBT Radio says “Beth’s songs are not written as much as crafted, her soaring vocals add just the right amount of electricity to each track. When you hear her psychedelic yodel-chants on ODI, you’ll laugh out loud, and you’ll be hooked for good.”
“Yes, she is a wonderful singer, beautiful voice ….. But there’s something more. This songwriter does “message music”, she makes the spirit soar..I love it!” says KACQ/KCYL RADIO.

Born on Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico, the nomadic life of the military led Beth’s family to Pakistan, the Philippines, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Okinawa twice, all before she turned seventeen. Between tours of duty, the family flew back to the USA, and drove from California to Georgia to visit relatives. During these hot, dusty drives, Beth recalls her dad singing to help pass the time. She believes it was the comforting sound of her fathers resonating voice, and mothers gift for playing piano that instilled her love of music early on.

Beth’s passion for singing and songwriting began as a child. While living on Peshawar AFB in Pakistan at the age of 13, Beth happened upon a lone GI sitting on the bleachers of a deserted baseball field, singing and playing a guitar. Her destiny was sealed as she ran home to tell her parents she wanted to sing and play guitar. Her parents bought her a $10.00 guitar at the PX later that same year when they were relocated to Okinawa. While there, Beth entered the Talent Show at Kubasaki High School and won First Place singing an original song.

Moving with her family to San Antonio, TX at the beginning of her senior year of high school, Williams immediately began her full time musical career after graduating, delighting Texas audiences, touring Central Texas, military bases and overseas. After some years of struggle, Beth Williams’ musical endeavors seemed to be paying off as she began to make her mark in the commercial field finding her songs in the National Charts right in the middle of Steve Warner and Roseanne Cash.

Just as her career was heading mainstream she began moving in the opposite direction with her songwriting and musical abilities. Williams set about the task of becoming an independent artist by starting her own record label, Willow Creek Records and several years later, taking her artistic independence one step further she opened a small ProTools recording studio, Hill Country Recording plus Video. Her reputation as a excellent vocalist and harmony singer has brought Williams clients from all over the world who send her tracks via the Internet to add backup vocals to their projects or sing lead on their demos.

Duty called Williams to take a sabbatical from performing to become a full time caregiver for her ailing 75 year old father and 2 year old grandchild at which time she made the decision to quit touring and performing.  After 6 years of answering the call to care for family, her now 9 year old grandchild is happily reunited with her parents and her father has passed away.

Relocated from Texas to the beautiful mountains of Colorado, Beth is once again embracing her role as “troubadour”  performing at festivals, house concerts and other live music venues. Most recently she has recorded a new all original acoustic CD, TOUCHE’.

“Yes, she is a wonderful singer, beautiful voice ….. But there’s something more. This songwriter does “message music”, she makes the spirit soar..I love it!” says KACQ/KCYL RADIO.

“Beth is blessed with a beautiful singing voice that has the dynamics to go from a whisper to the full power of cathedral bells.” says Austin Americana.

“Besides the obvious, great singer and guitar player, Beth Williams bares her soul in her songs and performance. This is a brave and good thing.”   LLOYD MAINES

 

For Bookings: 

E. beth@bethwilliamsmusic.com

P. 325-347-7128.