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Rock: Rock & Roll Country: Country Rock Moods: Mood: Fun Moods: Mood: Upbeat Country: Outlaw Country

By Location
United States - Texas

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Beth Lee & the Breakups

Following alongside her parents at icehouses, dive bars, and honky-tonks, it's no wonder Beth Lee adopted the grit and soul of the Houston music scene at an early age. After maturing in the Houston music scene, Beth moved to Austin to find out what the "live music capital of the world" was all about. After the release of her debut album, "Cassette Tapes and Cash Money" in 2008, Beth was mentioned in Rob Patterson's Sidetracks column in Texas Music Magazine as a songwriter to "keep an ear peeled" for. She stands at "the crossroads where roots and rock meet, like a sweet, sad angel ready to deal with the devil in all of us". She currently plays shows in Austin, most recently with local Houston transplants: bass-player Jessica Will (Sisters Morales, Houston Marchman), guitarist Adam Burchfield (The Octanes), and drummer Joel Duhon (Van Wilks). They formed the "Breakups" in 2011. Joel's hard-hitting drums, Adam's rockabilly guitar licks, Jessica's bluesy bass lines, and Beth's soulful songwriting create a sound that is feisty yet vulnerable, unapologetic yet heartbroken. Beth's vocal and songwriting abilities - think Lucinda meets Wanda - combine to form a unique take on a music rooted in tradition. The Breakups recently went into the studio with producer Ron Flynt to work on a new album entitled "One More Time Again", a 13 track story of relationships gone wrong, with song titles like "Foolish Heart", "Time to Talk", and "13 Roses". It is mainly a band album, with a couple of guest appearances from local country singers Bracken Hale, Jenn Miori (Carper Family), and Christy Hays, not to mention the talented keyboard skills of Ron Flynt (20/20) and Jim Hawkins (Darren Hoff & The Hard Times). There are 12 original tracks, including the title track co-written by drummer Joel Duhon, and one song written by Beth's father (Jimmy Dundon) called "Messy World".