Austin duo Beth // James‘ debut EP, All In Life, is the product of two award-winning musicians, Jordan Burchill and Mikaela Kahn. Their original songs and startling musicianship pick up where the Civil Wars left off. Tackling love, their adopted hometown of Austin, and more, All in Life is simultaneously unexpected and familiar, infused with a shimmering mix of modern folk, mindful pop, and Americana charm. Released today, you can hear it in full below:
The duo only began writing together a year ago, though they met in 2008 while studying jazz at the University of North Texas. Through the years they’ve played in various bands together, but this EP takes their musical chemistry to the next level. Creating their own unique sound, Beth // James navigates effortlessly among American music traditions, rooted in storytelling but with added indie pop/rock elements, intricate guitar work and arresting harmony.
03.30 One-2-One Bar, Austin, TX
04.06 Waynesburg University – The Beehive, Waynesburg, PA
04.26 Texas Live Radio – Gueros, Austin, TX
04.27 Lamberts Downtown BBQ, Austin, TX
06.22 Anderson Fair – Songwriters In The Round, Houston, TX