Kille debuted her acoustic guitar-driven music in 2000; a hybrid of rock, country, folk and blues that resonates with the influences of the KT Tunstall, Melissa Etheridge, Norah Jones and Ani DiFranco. She led the Madison, WI rock band, Clear Blue Betty, from 2002-2008, recording 3 award-winning albums. During her tenure, Clear Blue Betty dominated the Wisconsin music scene, garnering a Wisconsin Area Music Industry award in 2008 for Best Band of the Southeast Quadrant and 7 Madison Area Music Awards from 2005-2008.
Kille launched her solo career in June of 2008 with a move to Houston. After spending a year soaking up the rich musical influences of Texas, Kille returned to her old stomping grounds and released her first solo album, "This Beautiful Beast" in November of 2009 to critical acclaim. The Americana Gazette (December 2009) remarked “This Beautiful Beast is an opportunity for you to hear a wonderfully talented songwriter in a much stripped down fashion, playing songs from the heart.” This Beautiful Beast helped Kille secure 4 additional Madison Area Music Awards including Best Folk Americana Album, Best Folk Americana Song (I Can't Love You Anymore), Best Folk American Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year.
In December of 2010, Kille released her second solo album, this time, a full-length, pull-out-all-the stops production under the guidance of producer Jake Johnson at Paradyme Productions. In the first phrase of the album, she boldly announces "I'm coming back, gonna do it a little bit different this time....." Never one to bore her fans, Kille's latest release is a mix of rock, blues, funk, R&B, folk & pop that is sure to entertain a diverse audience. She gathered an impressive list of musicians to back her up on this effort, ranging from the sweet blues guitar of Aaron Williams (Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo) to the brilliant cello, violin & mandolin of Chris Wagoner and Mary Gaines (The Stellanovas) to the subtle scratching of turn-tablist Tim "Lovecraft" Thompson. Despite all the embellishments, Kille's craft still shines through, with her trademark honest lyrics and her inviting melodies.
Kille performs regularly in the Madison, WI area and beyond. See www.bethkille.com for tour schedule and additional information.