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Beth DeSombre | Crooked Highways

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Crooked Highways

by Beth DeSombre

Melodic and literary songs that can be experienced on many levels, telling the stories of people along life's crooked highways.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. No Toll in Canaan
2:51 $0.99
2. Song of Joy
2:50 $0.99
3. How I Got to Jackson
3:26 $0.99
4. Between the White Lines
3:04 $0.99
5. For Winter
3:11 $0.99
6. Your Eyes
2:15 $0.99
7. Moved Out
3:45 $0.99
8. The Lucky Ones
4:20 $0.99
9. Traces of You
3:08 $0.99
10. When I Leave This Place
3:07 $0.99
11. 2nd & Magnolia
4:32 $0.99
12. Our Love Was
4:47 $0.99
13. Sarah's Song
3:32 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Beth DeSombre (pronunciation: de-SOM-bree) released her debut CD, Crooked Highways, in December 2007. It has already been receiving national and satellite radio airplay. The first track, No Toll in Canaan, has won honorable mentions in national and international songwriting contests, and has spent time at #1 on Neil Young's list of more than 2400 current protest songs. Folk icons Pete and Maura Kennedy called it "one of the finest songs we have ever heard."

The CD was produced by Dave Chalfant. Backing musicians on the album include Tracy Grammer, Jim Henry, Pete and Maura Kennedy, and Eric Lee. Beth's songwriting influences include Dave Carter and Richard Shindell. Her songs, as one reviewer said, "record the experiences of average individuals in a way that ennobles them and reveals their dignity." They evoke "favorite sweaters and heirloom quilts."

After an interruption in her songwriting and performing to earn a PhD in Political Science and begin a career as a college professor, Beth returned to the Boston area to become more involved in music. Though she has played primarily in New England, she has begun touring in other parts of the country as well. She has recently made special guest appearances at several major folk festivals (Boston, New Bedford Summerfest, Strawberry Park).



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Crooked Highways
This is a superb CD, both musically and lyrically, with every song containing a memorable and catchy phrase that will stay with you long after the music ends. It is also beautifully produced, and the violin work by Eric Lee and Tracy Grammer is wonderful.

Betsy Burleson

Excellent Album
Thank you for a wonderful collection of new music. I am looking forward to seeing Beth DeSombre in concert!