Beth Wimmer | Miracle Girl

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Miracle Girl

by Beth Wimmer

With quiet fire from Beth's glowing, folk-informed voice come ten new songs of power, love, brotherhood and realization. Blending qualities of Folk, Americana, and Rock - with a couple of surprises.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Miracle Girl
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2. Ten-Four
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3. Lover From Last Summer
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4. I Couldn't Do It
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5. O My Brother
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6. Dreams Bring Me Down
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7. My Name Is Love
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8. Powerful Love
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9. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
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10. Self-Righteous Son of a Bitch
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Beth Wimmer traverses a panoramic, emotional palette with her gut-straight songs of humanness, hope and humor - and personal and spiritual redemption. Her music vibrates within the unique family of Americana - embracing Alt-Country, Rock, and Folk music.

Wimmer has New England-USA childhood roots, growing up with her poet mother and folk-singing grandfather, but became a Southern California transplant at 18. Honing her songwriting in L.A, Wimmer recorded 3 CDs and an LP there, and performed live all over California, then nationwide.

Now Beth Wimmer blooms in Europe - making music in Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Plans for a full European musical tour are imminent.

Beth's records and U.S. performances are graced with favorite LA & internationally renowned musicians. Producing Wimmer's records and on drums & percussion is David Raven. Raven shares tracks and stages with Mike Ness, Nancy Sinatra, Jim Lauderdale, Norah Jones, and Mojo Monkeys. Bass lines by Taras Prodaniuk (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakum, Mojo Monkeys, Michelle Shocked). The tasty-soundscapey Billy Watts (Eric Burdon, Bonnie Raitt, Dixie Chicks) is a mood-enhancing drug on all things guitar. Keyboards courtesy of Danny McGough (Tom Waits, Social Distortion).

Wimmer's style is edgy yet welcoming--progressive Folk on the express line to Americana~Rock. Her songs are free spirited yet direct, delivered with soul and her precisely savory vocals.

"Beth Wimmer navigates a course of her own brand of blue-eyed soul, country-tinged folk, and completely unique musical odes of human setbacks overwhelmed by soulful transformation." - Thomas Reilly, Primerica Music Review

Beth says, "I'm incensed by intolerance and moved by simple beauty in life. Inspirations in my life and art are many... my travels and meeting vastly different people, other countries' stories.. total, unabashed Love, blissful states of mind and body, complete distress... SO MANY musicians, art, families, languages, communicating.. yoga, the weather, water, trees, mountains, ALL chocolate, animal instinct..and especially the one i Love. To name a few things..."

"MIRACLE GIRL", Beth Wimmer's New Release:

"I've long been an admirer of Beth's smoky alto which is front and center on the wonderful "Miracle Girl". It's her songwriting though, that shines through. The tongue in cheek "Lover from Last Summer" and "Self Righteous Son of a Bitch" are my two favorites. I love it when a writer says things in a way that they've never been said before." - Peter Barker, Threshold Sound + Music

"Beth's done it again! What an eclectic range and style she has. I crooned along to "Miracle Girl", tapped my fingers on the steering wheel to "Ten-Four", thought about our boys in Iraq when listening to "I Couldn't Do It" and laughed my ass off to "Self Righteous Son of a Bitch". Poignant lyrics and memorable melodies. The production quality is superb. It's another winner from Wimmer!" - Julian Moss, Honor Films

"LIVE WITHIN LIVE WITHOUT", Beth Wimmer's Debut Release:

"Beth Wimmer has a visually attractive product that's as warm and earthy as her music. Most striking is this performer's hearty, folk-informed voice, complemented by violin and B3 organ. Wimmer sings effectively about self-realization ("Move On") and even gets psychedelic on the album's title track, "Live Within Live Without". - Music Connection Magazine

"Wimmer unleashes painterly-like observations packaged amidst some of the catchiest hooks this side of Elvis Costello." - Thomas Reilly, Primerica Music Review

"Live Within Live Without" is a wonderful collection of twelve tracks that showcases Wimmer's edgy and progressive sound. Her luxuriant voice mesmerizes the listener, wanting more... This tapestry of human emotions is beautifully woven and quite captivating. Beth shows her expertise in telling her story with a sensitivity and humanness that she delivers with confidence. She has definitely found a connection with her gorgeous vocals and sweeping melodies." - Audrey Elliot, Musical Discoveries


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Mike Davies, NetRhythms UK

she has the sass to match the sweet...
Being confronted with a blurb that describes her as "the conscious person's Renaissance Singer/Songwriter. A strong & sensitive Artist tuned into living peacefully in today's uncertain world", immediately prompts me to expect some sort of New Age dippiness.

Thankfully, the soft shuffling opening title track quickly dispels such fears, revealing the Boston born, Switzerland based Wimmer to be more in tune with the Americana of Lucinda Williams with a warm, relaxed, slightly twang-smeared huskiness that’s drawn comparisons to Chrissie Hynde.

It’s a winning introduction and she proceeds to cement our new relationship over the course of the following nine cuts, from the equally easy rolling Ten-Four through a ska-country bouncing Lover From Last Summer, a bluegrass streaked Dreams Bring Me Down and the fragile folk balladeering My Name Is Love to closing bar room guitar slinging Nashville rocker Self-Righteous Son Of A Bitch where she shows she has the sass to match the sweet.

Topped off with a dreamy, piano waltzing cover of Neil Young’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart, it deserves to win her wider attention and build on the positive reviews for her Live Within Live Without 2004 debut. Released in Europe at the end of last year, two tracks found their way on to the end of year Top Ten of Glasgow based Radio Six International. I’d be surprised if at least one didn’t figure on the Radio 2 list in nine months time!

Dierdre

I Couldn\'t Do It
Heartfelt - great song writing. I love this song not only because I feel similarly but because it speaks of our times. And you can groove to it!

Julian Moss

Miracle Girl
Beth’s done it again! What an eclectic range and style she has. I sang along to ‘Miracle Girl, tapped my fingers on the steering wheel to the road song ‘Ten-Four’, thought about our boys in Iraq when listening to ‘I couldn’t do it” and laughed my ass off to ‘Self Righteous Son of a Bitch’. Apart from poignant lyrics and memorable melodies the production quality of the music is superb. It’s another winner from Wimmer!

Swa (Francois) - Rootsville.be, Belgium

Incredible Songs
"Beth Wimmer embraces Americana with alt. country, rock and folk...The result may be called astonishing. Wimmer with the title track immediately indicates a very clear business card: '..with a miracle like me...brave and crazy things I do...I'll bring magic to your world, I'm a miracle girl.' Superb song! An honest voice. Miracle Girl is full of heart and soul and incredible songs."

Peter Barker

Smart Catchy Indie Pop
I've known Beth for a very long time. I think she may have done her very first recording with me? I've long been an admirer of her smoky alto which is front and center on the wonderful "Miracle Girl". It's her songwriting though, that shines through. The tongue in cheek "Lover from Last Summer" and "Self Righteous Son of a Bitch" are my two favorites. I love it when a writer says things in a way that they've never been said before. That's a hallmark of good writing for me.