Take a little Sarah McLachlan and Jewel, mix in some Jennifer Knapp and Alanis Morisette, and you'll have a pretty good idea of Beth Champion Mason's sound. This emerging singer/songwriter packages her intriguing and often moving Christian lyrics in a style that appeals to the modern listener, believer and non-believer alike.
Performing since the age of 8, Beth got her start singing in churches. With the release of her first album "All I Have" in 2002, Beth will be getting some much deserved attention, not just as a great singer, but as a gifted lyricist with a well-produced album.
In "All I Have," Beth explores the mountains and the valleys of the Christian experience, and isn't afraid to pose hard-to-answer questions. From the guitar-fest anthem of "I Am Your Child," through the despairing cry of "Carry Me," to the quiet hopefulness of "Just Beyond," this album leads the listener on an emotional journey that ultimately comes full circle-back to the reality of grace.
The intensity you'll hear in Beth's live and recorded performances reflect the fact that each of Beth's songs is born from personal experience. She knows what it is to struggle with tough issues of faith and come out of each trial with a deeper sense of God's love and faithfulness. She is learning the freedom of resting in God's grace, and she shares that message through music that's fresh and relevant.
"All I Have" 10 songs. (c) 2002 Beth Champion Mason
All songs by Beth Champion Mason (BMI), except:
"What Have I to Offer?" by Beth Champion Mason and Paul Gentilini
"Carry Me" by Beth Champion Mason and Mark Skipper
Beth Champion Mason: vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
Mark Skipper: bass, viola, background vocals, acoustic guitar on "I Am Your Child"
Nathan Jones: electric guitar
Andrew Payne: drums, percussion
Steve W. Mauldin: string arrangements on "Ruler of the Universe" and "I'll Come Running"
David Davidson and Robert Mason: violin and cello, respectively, on "Ruler of the Universe" and "I'll Come Running"
Christopher Jones: organ on "I Am Your Child"
Wayne Hazelwood: cello on "Beauty from the Ashes"
Produced by: Mark Skipper
Recorded, engineered, & mixed by: Mark Skipper at The Daily Planet Studios, Virginia Beach, VA. www.dailyplanetstudios.com
Mastered by: Brent Lambert at The Kitchen Mastering, Chapel Hill, NC www.kitchenmastering.com
(c) 2002 Beth Champion Mason