Beth Patterson: Limelight, Tom Sawyer and Wasted Years on the Bouzouki
She was born in a swamp. https://www.facebook.com/bethodist/
Okay, more accurately, she was born in a hospital near a swamp, but that’s close enough to romanticize the origin of this Lafayette, Louisiana native. Described by viewers as “a cross between a cobra and a puppy,” multi-instrumentalist Beth Patterson is foremost a player of the eight- and ten-stringed Irish bouzoukis (adaptations of a traditional Greek instrument). Known for her razor wit and musical versatility, her performances are chock-full of drive, savage energy, and passion, laced with humor and rapport with her listeners, dishing out an eclectic repertoire of original and traditional songs. She integrates her quirky, progressive sound with Celtic music and other ethnic styles, resulting in her own sound she dubs “SWAP” (Songwriter/World/Acoustic/Progressive).
Beth Patterson performs Rush at Matt Murphy's Irish House
Beth Patterson - Tom Sawyer at Gladd House Concert 7/2/2010
Wasted Years on the bouzouki