Cheers for Beth Orton

by Laura Fedele
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Photo by Neil Swanson/WFUV

Beth Orton's sixth album, Sugaring Season, delivers us into her world of deep thoughts and smooth vocals, a very comfortable place to be. As The Guardian describes the wait since Comfort of Strangers:

It is six years since Beth Orton released a record. In that time she has had a daughter and a son, lived as a single mother in a converted cow barn, been let go by her record label, turned 40, got married, doubted that she would ever make music again, contemplated going to university or writing a novel, fallen in and out of love with her guitar, been occasionally despairing and, at the end of it all, surprised to find herself "really brim full of life."

SUPPORTED BY FAIRWAY MARKET Nobody else sounds like Beth, and her clear, deep voice is going to be a beautiful addition to the collaborative Holiday Cheer for FUV show at the Beacon Theatre on December 10th, a benefit for WFUV led by Iron & Wine's Sam Beam, with Calexico as the house band. You don't want to miss that, do you?

Here are a few Beth Orton highlights from the FUV Vault:

FUV Live Session, 2006
FUV Live Session, 2012

p.s. We can't help but include one of the Sweetest. Videos. Ever. Enjoy!

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Beth Orton with Claudia
Beth Orton at Newport Folk Festival 2013
Beth Orton at Newport Folk Festival 2013
Beth Orton at Newport Folk Festival 2013
Beth Orton at Newport Folk Festival 2013
Beth Orton at Newport Folk Festival 2013

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