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Seven Songs

by Beth Sass

"I could marry, cheat on, divorce, and pay alimony on a voice like this for a hundred years, and not complain once. Very lovely and moving."
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Stampede
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2. Bed of Nails
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3. Naomi
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4. I Forgive Myself
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5. Fool's Love
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6. Dying Breed
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Winter 2010
Beth Sass Radio now on Pandora!
http://www.pandora.com/music/album/beth+sass/7+songs

August 2009
Writing new song cycle for upcoming CD...thrilled!

July 5, 2009
Beth Sass on Organic Thinking Radio!
Now available on www.myspace.com/bethsass
Listen To Host Michelle Calling's hour long discussion/interview/performance focusing on
THE ORGANIC PROCESS OF SONGWRITING
www.myspace.com/bethsass






Fall-Winter 2008-2009:Fitness and Music Experiment (F>A>M>E>) I have developed a program for a small group of record producers and engineers. They trade record production skills for personal fitness traning. Interested?
Hmmmmm?



Aug 2008: Session for my new CD with Bassist Great David Hungate and Drummer and Percussionist Great Kenny Malone. Recorded at Soundwave Studio Nashville. Bruce Dees, Lisa Silver Producing and Richard Adler, Engineering/Producing.



Aug July 2008:
Thanks to my dear friend Michelle Collins for inviting me for a live radio interview on WOMR Provincetown/Cape Cod/MA! Hope you all raise lots of funds for National Public Radio!!!!!!!!!!!!
Listen for her show "Organic Thinking" every other Sunday!



MAILING LIST:
In advance of new CD, please help consolidate Beth Sass fanbase by registering your name and email at

bethsass.fanbridge.com

WINTER 2007
New CD currently in pre-production here in Nashville. Richard Adler, Bruce Dees, Lisa Silver, Producers.






FALL 2007:
Chosen to be Sponsored by ClearChannel Garageband "Artist To Watch", distribution via Clearchannel. Check it out:
http://clearchannelmusic.com/cc-common/new/6/indexcountry.html











SEVEN SONGS was produced and engineered at Soundwave Studio, Nashville, by Richard Adler (Allison Krauss/Neil Young/Natalie Cole, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Doc Watson, Marty Stuart). In his own words: "Real musicians playing real drums, bass, and guitars provide an earthy palette of support, all the while staying within the bounds of elegant simplicity and focus on Beth's words. A breath of fresh air to those who are tired of drum machines and unreal, unidentifiable synthesized instruments."

Vocals and Piano: Beth Sass
Acoustic and Electric Guitars: John Mahoney
Bass: Scott Lilliott
Drums and Percussion: Kathy Burkly
Background vocal: Sally Jones
Organ: Steve Conn

Mastered at Americana Mastering, Nashville, by John Eberle.


"....a rare, hauntingly beautiful blend of joy & angst"April 2007


JUNE 2005:
COUNTRYBEAR.COM PLAYLIST INFO:

All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time (-4 GMT)

Date Time Song Artist Channel
6/8/2005 23:33 Rites Of Spring Beth Sass New
6/10/2005 00:54 Rites of Spring Beth Sass Main
6/11/2005 18:07 Rites Of Spring Beth Sass New
6/13/2005 01:06 Rites Of Spring Beth Sass New
6/14/2005 20:12 Rites of Spring Beth Sass Main





MAY 2005:
Listen for Beth on CountryBear.com continuous streaming country music. Besides playing "Stampede" from January-April 2005, based on its presence on "The United State of Americana", here is a sampling of current playlist action:


All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time (-4 GMT)

Date Time Song Artist Channel
5/7/2005 05:58 Rites Of Spring Beth Sass New
5/8/2005 12:50 Bed Of Nails Beth Sass Main
5/9/2005 09:30 Rites of Spring Beth Sass Main
5/10/2005 18:08 Rites Of Spring Beth Sass New












Beth Sass' "STAMPEDE" is featured on THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICANA, a compilation from Shut Eye Records!



Feb 2005:
"It looks like we peaked the Americana Music Association charts at an estimable #53 - quite a task for a compilation on such a lofty chart (remember 700 high!). This week (Feb 21) we've fallen to #64, but we're still receiving rotation on many stations...Some of our biggest supporting/reportng stations have been Twangcast, KFAN, KCUV, WGCS, WDVR, WRIU, WHAY to name a few."
ryan hoffer
shuteyerecords.com




January 2005:
Various Artists "The United State of Americana"
"This release is currently at #61 on the R&R / AMA Americana chart. It hit #81 in it's second week on the charts and debuted at #138. It was the #5 most added disc to Americana radio it's first week. This disc is currently spinning on TwangCast.com, KAXE, KCUV, KDNK, KFAN, KPFA, KRCL, KRFC, KUSH, KVNF, KXCI, KZUM, KZSU, Western Beat, WERU, WHAY, WJJC, WRIU, WVMR, WVLS, WCHG, CountryBear.com and many more!"

January 2005:
"Wanted to let everyone know that the United State of Americana Vol. 1 is progressing with generous vitality and certainly no dearth of applause. If last week's #138 debut and Top 4 Adds wasn't good enough, then I bring you more good news. For the week of January 17, the USOA has moved up to #81 on the 650-high chart. Yup, that's right, we broke the Top 100!"
Ryan Hoffer
ryan@shuteyerecords.com
www.shuteyerecords.com





Jan 2005:
"I'd like to let everyone know that the United State of Americana is off to a great start! It's just starting to get listened to and this week (Jan 10) we entered the AMA chart (www.americanaradio.org) at #138 (though we are actually somewhere in the 120's, but there was an error in this weeks' report) - which is the highest we've ever entered the chart. We also received Top 5 adds for the week, tied next to Jack Johnson (yeah...odd definition of Americana). To boot, RW Shamy of Twangcast.com called it the "best cross-section of Americana" he'd ever heard on one disc. Anyways, we're continually getting good comments and "adds" from Music Directors and look to have more airplay coming our way. Can't wait til next weeks' stat's. Thanks for helping make a wonderful compilation that people are really getting into."

Ryan Hoffer
ryan@shuteyerecords.com
www.shuteyerecords.com


Ryan Hoffer, A&R, Shut Eye Records, Inc, says:
"Upon listening to "Seven Songs", I was reminded of that honest, organic sound similar to that of artists like Mary Lou Lord or Patti Smith. That being said, you are able to maintain your individuality by blending a myriad of influences and forging an eclectic take on the singer/songwriter genre. This can definitely be heard in songs like "I Forgive Myself" and "Dying Breed". I love the twangy Emerson, Lake and Palmer-ishintro in "I Forgive Myself". This wry little shanty then continues via crisp acoustics atop drving cadence- very catchy.I must say, though, that "Stampede" is probably my favorite song off the album. Again, another flawless intro with escalating electric lead atop the backing guitars. This song has just the type of melody that leaves an impression on first-time listeners. All in all, "Seven Songs" radiates with pastoral goodness and boasts of proficient songwriting. We here at Shut Eye would love to feature you...".





"NAOMI" SHINES ON GARAGEBAND.COM!!!!!!!
Rank All-time: #43 of 2,213 in Acoustic
Best #1 of 401 on 18Nov2003
Awards! Track of the Day on 9Feb2003 in Folk/Country
Track Of The Week on 24Nov2003 in Folk/Country
#14 Best Female Vocals in Acoustic, all-time
#24 Best Drums in Acoustic, all-time
Potential Soundtrack in Folk/Country, week of 15Mar2004


Reviews


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Tamelyn

Heartfelt collection of songs with "Naomi" as the standout!
In this age of slick mass-produced pop, how refreshing to hear songs written and performed from the heart...in particular, the song Naomi is haunting, heartbreaking, and as real as it gets.

rebshlomo

voice, arrangement, accompaniment, especially guitar on all the songs are excell
NAOMI: first rate; subtle, sophisticated, endlessly interesting. Can be heard over and over again.

RITES OF SPRING: second favorite; beautiful melody; perfect
pairing with lyrics. Voice especially attractive.

Ryan Hoffer, A& R , Shut Eye Records, Inc.

A wistful take on Americana
Upon listening to "Seven Songs", I was reminded of that honest, organic sound similar to that of artists like Mary Lou Lord or Patti Smith. That being said, you are able to maintain your individuality by blending a myriad of influences and forging an eclectic take on the singer/songwriter genre. This can definitely be heard in songs like "I Forgive Myself" and "Dying Breed". I love the twangy Emerson, Lake and Palmer-ishintro in "I Forgive Myself". This wry little shanty then continues via crisp acoustics atop drving cadence- very catchy.I must say, though, that "Stampede" is probably my favorite song off the album. Again, another flawless intro with escalating electric lead atop the backing guitars. This song has just the type of melody that leaves an impression on first-time listeners. All in all, "Seven Songs" radiates with pastoral goodness and boasts of proficient songwriting. We here at Shut Eye would love to feature you on the third edition of our "This is Alt. Country" compilation.

GARAGEBAND SIGNATURE REVIEW


RE:SONG "NAOMI"
"super hook.. arrangement is very professional, and really first class. This has super lyrics, well written, super vocalist with tons of range and expression, and full of emotion singing these great lyrics.. and the talented musicians.. very talented.. love the guitars.. the violin, the steel.. this is one classy piece.. perfect performance, ... standing O's to ya... and encore encore.. please.. do not tweak a thing,, just get this out, now.. it is great as is.. wow.. blows me away, the mind pictures that are painted, the way it tugs at my soul.. this is it .. this is great.. second time through, i am speechless.. great great performance, and production..
Reviewed by: PCL from Stillwater, Oklahoma

Gail Worley for Starpolish.com

Beth Sass: Starpolish Featured Artist!
Listen to: "I Forgive Myself"
Beth Sass is "sassy"! She reminds me of former teen singing star, Debbie Gibson, if she had gone Country instead of going into musical theater. Beth has a lovley, lilting voice and can hit all the high notes. The more you hear her songs, the more they grow on you. I like her better than Faith Hill, too. On "I Forgive Myself" -- which is like a country version of Joan Jett's immortal "I Hate Myself for Loving You" -- it's refreshing that she sings "I don't even want to work it out," rather than something ultra-lame like "take me back or I'll die," because lyrics like that are so played and make me want to scream and punch walls. I noticed also that her performance of this fine song recalls the great Judy Collins and I can imagine hearing Beth belt out an awesome cover version of Ian Tyson's "Some Day Soon" (which Judy covered so definitively way back in the day). That would rule

MidKnight

Song Naomi: Thank You For Such A Listening Pleasure!
The mood certainly deserves an appreciation worthy of no other. This is one of the very rare songs that actually makes me sit back, and relax. It makes me feel like I am alone on top of a hill with only greenery all around. The cool breeze brushes past me, and the birds are all on song. But weirdly, due to the lyrics, I feel a dark sense of peace. I feel like tearing up my hair, and running around screaming...but the song gives me a consolation...

Soon the moonlight sets in, and I am still alone, with myself, and only myself. No one to feel angry with. No world to feel sorry for, and with no cares in the world.

The vocals have been sung with strong emotion, and they have come out beautifully. The are like a knife going through me, in a swift, but still gentle fashion. A kind of a paradox, but I hope the artist is able to comprehend my broken thoughts.

The keyboards have been used extremely well there. They are not too much to bear, and certainly not too little to listen to either. So they have hit the optimum level there. The same goes for the acoustics.

Overall, this is an excellent song, which certainly did quite a bit and took me into a world of complete fantasy, where only peace reigns. Thank you for such a listening pleasure."