Beth Patella is our featured artist in this episode. Working on her 2nd Solo album after coming back from tragedy in 2004. We'll find out more about what's in the works for that project and hear some cuts from her 2013 album "Coming Home" the album tells the story of her coming back to music, songwriting and her own kind voice after leaving music performing in 2004.
Beth Patella has been performing, writing and singing for over fifteen years. Inspired and influenced by her parents’ taste in music, she grew up on show tunes and later studied classical singing in college, which she continues to study today. Ten years ago, Beth avidly wrote and performed her own folk/rock songs throughout Connecticut and New York, receiving very high praise from her audiences. Very tragically, her drummer, who was the love of her life, committed suicide. Devastated and heartbroken, Beth disappeared from the songwriting scene for nearly seven years. The tragedy overwhelmed her, and she literally lost her singing voice and the ability to sing her own songs .However, Beth’s love for performing and collaborating with other musicians was the driving force that led her to bring her own talent as a singer/songwriter back to the forefront of her performance life. She decided to give her passion for songwriting a second chance. So, within the past two years, Beth has been performing on the east coast and working on her follow up to her solo album "Coming Home"
On this show we'll discuss songwriting, the healing power of music, music therapy, and Beth's ambitious plans for the future. Host Mitch Ruth may even get to ask the pressing question, "If we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway, why do we always seem to lose all our guitar picks right before we go on stage?"
Host Mitch Ruth
Beth's Kickstarter Project http://kck.st/1nAgnSS