“Beth is one iTunes commercial away from being a household name, but for now, she remains a secret musical jewel of Snohomish, WA. There is a simple honesty in Beth’s lyrics that makes one yearn to be sitting on the porch of a cabin in the woods, sipping coffee and living a life far away from the stresses of the big city. ” — Keith Stancil, Music Gardener, September Pick of the Month
Born and raised on a small farm north of Seattle, Beth Whitney spent her childhood harmonizing with five other siblings in a haybail-topped volvo station wagon. Nowadays she is one of the Pacific Northwest's own singer-songwriters making a dent in the indie folk music scene.
The young poet became a songwriter at 16 when a kind and intuitive gentleman from church gifted her a guitar. After high school, armed with pen and guitar, she stepped out of her comfortable small town to see the world. In the next couple years, she found herself traveling Australia, Africa, across Canada, Mexico, Nashville, and eventually back in Washington, scribbling notes in a university classroom.
When Beth began jamming with an old friend, Aaron Fishburn, at Whitworth University in 2004, there fused folky-reflective songwriter with his toe-tappin', funky upright bass. "Whitney and bassist Aaron Fishburn have created a musical bond that transcends instrumental and vocal collaboration." — Barbie-Danielle DeCarlo, World and Pop Music Director, KBCS 91.3 FM
The pair recorded and released Leave Your Shoes with Malamute Records in late 2007 and recorded their first music video with a Seattle film director, Sam Akina. Beth and Aaron married in 2008 (a lovely story in itself.) Then in 2010, they collaborated with producer and recording artist Brandon Bee to release Yellow, which took home awards such as the Icicle Prize in Songwriting, Caffe Mela's Battle of the Bards, and a spot in the 2011 International Songwriting Competition. As of late, she has been co-writing with others such as recording artist, Lauren Lee, on the song, 'Nothing More'.
Armed with pen and guitar, a multi-instrumental partner in crime, a journal full of sketched memories, and always a new day, Beth has songs simmering to the surface. Beth and Aaron hope to release a new album in 2012.