* * * * * Bethany Larson and the Bee’s Knees – When We Reach The City * * * * *
Songstress Bethany Larson reaches to the new lengths with the first full length release, When We Reach the City. This follow up album to Bethany Larson’s first EP release Sticks & Stones includes a brand new backing band, The Bee’s Knees. Bethany Larson & The Bee’s Knees bring us through the tides of a relationship, heartbreak then up to self-fulfillment. Don’t you want to know? grooves with a great rhythm section featuring Brennan Goetzman on Bass and Sara Horishnyk on Drums. Brother Chris Larson backs up Bethany’s vocals with boldness and assurance. Throughout the album Bethany exudes confidence, poise and commitment to her songwriting.
Raised in Austin Minnesota, Bethany grew up a preacher’s daughter with three older brothers. She began singing with the church choir at the age of five and picked up guitar at fifteen. Moving on to college, Bethany maintained a love for music while studying classical voice. She began performing at more traditional venues in 2006 such as The Acadia Café. Since then she has moved up the scale, most notably performing for the debut of The Southern Songbook “Lush Life” with local band Heiruspecs, backing her on the jazz standards My Funny Valentine and Someone to Watch over Me.
In 2012 Bethany Larson & The Bee’s Knees will be the main event at venues such as The Cedar Cultural Center, The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, The Paramount Theater (Austin, MN), 331 Club’s Art A Whirl Festival and many more.
“…Her music takes on a more vivacious persona, adding in electric guitar flourishes and slide guitar wails to achieve something approaching alt-country. Fans of Lucinda Williams, Patsy Cline, and locals Roma di Luna will all find something to enjoy in Larson’s developing, slightly edgy folk-rock songs” __[ Andrea Swensson, Citypages ].
“On their sophomore release Bethany Larson & the Bees Knees offer up a highly memorable and more nuanced batch of material. Bethany’s voice has evolved beautifully: as much Ella Fitzgerald and Juliette Greco as Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams. Bethany’s lyrics about love and heartbreak have a worldly sophistication and the band has fleshed out unique and sweet arrangements that both swoon and rock.” __[ Adam Levy, The Honeydogs ].
Bethany’s lyrics about love and heartbreak have a worldly sophistication and the band has fleshed out unique and sweet arrangements that both swoon and rock. ” __Adam Levy” and since we’ve reached out to [ Lotte Kestner ] today now might be the perfect timing to throw this one in. Yet again if you dig the likes of [ The Sundays ] more specifically “Static and Silence”, [ Mojave 3 ] ~ [ Lotte Kestner ] and [ Low ] then Bethany Larsen and the Bee’s Knees is the way to go. EXCELLENT SOUND based on the quoted tags.
Artist – Bethany Larson and the Bee’s Knees
Album – When We Reach The City [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Acoustic, Folk, Mod-folk, Indie, Lo-fi [ AGAIN… EXCELLENT ]
1. Still 3:41
2. Good Thing 4:27
3. Last Thing On My Mind 2:51
4. Why Don’t You Come Over 3:32
5. The Devil Is On His Way 3:39
6. The Heavens Remain 4:06
7. At Least I Can See 3:02
8. Daniel’s Song 3:07
9. Don’t You Want To Know 4:02
10. We’ll Be Alright 4:04
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