Beth McKee - Sugarcane Revival

 

Wat een geweldige combinatie Beth Mckee en de gitaar.

Op Sugarcane Revival kunnen we genieten van deze combinatie en de soulvolle stem van Beth. De muziek op het album van Beth McKee kunnen we het best omschrijven als southern roots muziek met een snufje soul. De nummers die Beth McKee schrijft zijn veelal belevenissen uit haar eigen leven.

De nummers zijn oprecht en hebben inhoud. Beth McKee heeft wat mij betreft een erg overtuigend album gemaakt.  Op het dertien nummers durende album staan veel prijsnummers.

Mijn favoriete nummers zijn het gospelachtige ' And Everything Changed' en het funky klinkende ' You Better Turn Around'.

Beth McKee is wat mij betreft een topper in wording.

 

BETH MCKEE INTERVIEW

 

For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words:


Soulful, southern, roots, honest, funky


How has the reaction to your latest CD been?


Very positive, many reviewers and friends have stated that they feel it is my best work. 


What was the first LP/tape/CD you bought with your own money?


I think it was Rod Stewart and the Faces Coast to Coast


What inspires you to do what you do?


It's more like "who" inspires me to do what I do and that list is very long, from the artists I listen to, the ones I perform with and learn from and the people I play my music for, many of whom inspire me the most.


How would you describe your perfect day?


Hah, that's a tough one! There are so many ways to have a perfect day. A great show, when a new song comes forth and demands to be written and I can feel in my bones that it is a good one, hanging out in nature, visiting with friends and family. 


What does the next 6 months look like for you?


Lots of traveling and promoting Sugarcane Revival. I'm also writing for my next project and really enjoying that process. I've got some collaborations I'm pretty excited about.


What should people know about you?


That I am sincere and that my music truly represents who I am and how I feel.


Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?


More of what I'm doing right now, writing, collaborating, performing, supporting and growing. I have a group of women friends (2,500 strong on Facebook) called the Swamp Sistas. With their help I organize a movable, musical feast called the “Swamp Sistas La La,” a re-vamp on the traditional Creole house party “La La” where musicians gather, friends dance and everyone gives what they can for a communal cause. The Swamp Sistas’ version celebrates regional music, food and culture while raising awareness and money for community issues and organizations. 


What is the main goal you wish to achieve through your music, and what do you hope people get out of your music?


I write from my own experience, most of which has been in the southeastern region of the US. It's a fascinating and culturally rich area that also has some difficult aspects and history. I continually delve into the complex fabric of my deep south upbringing and, through my songwriting, I hope to explore universal truths that anyone, anywhere can relate to, draw courage and be inspired to come together to help make the world a better place. 


True or false: “Music is my first love”.


True, it has always been an important part of my life.