Beth Jeans Houghton

They say:

“In the past year 18 year old Newcastle based singer/songwriter Beth Jeans Houghton has garnered a reputation as an antidote to the current?crop of acoustic songstresses. With her alternative blend of experimental folk, Beth has been hailed by the NME as “a Joni Mitchell for the anti-folk generation”. With influences ranging from Frank Zappa, Vashti Bunyan, Fourtet and Love, Beth has cultivated a sound that is truly her own. Since her first performance in August 06 Beth has played alongside a diverse collection of artists such as Imogen Heap, The Wombats, Fionn Regan, Jeffrey Lewis, The Mystery Jets, Scott Matthews, Josephine Foster, White Magic, King Creosote, Jana Hunter, Alasdair Roberts, PG Six, Dead Meadow, Phosphorescent, Voice of the Seven Woods, Tom Brosseau, St Vincent, Euros Childs, Diane Cluck, Jack Savoretti and Stephen Fretwell amongst others. At last years Greenman Festival Devendra Banhart invited Beth to play one of her songs during his set on the main stage to an 8000 strong crowd describing her as, ‘very lovely, a musical magician’. Beth has a track on ‘We Are All Circling The Stars’ (compilation – Cosmos Recordings) and another on ‘Bearded Ladies Vol II’ (compilation –Bird/Finders Keepers) both out spring 08. Beth is currently writing/recording, and is gigging regularly throughout the UK.”

Beth Jeans Houghton, Myspace