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Beth Whitney / Press

“This name of her first album is about slipping off your shoes, relaxing and coming in to her home. It’s also about simplicity: going barefoot on the path of life.”

“Beth Whitney's song FALLIN' chosen as a semi-finalist in the 2011 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)”

“Deliberate and pure, her voice is pleasantly lyrical with a bit of the gruff street-smart lilting through her breathy splendor.”

“I saw Beth in concert recently at The Tractor in Seattle for her album release and was taken with her refreshing innocence yet mature writing style. Her album and concert performance is full of clean, pure notes. She reminds me of a female James Taylor, easy, laidback style that "never" goes out of style.”

“Dreamy singer/songwriter Beth Whitney brings her folksy, acoustic music to Orange County’s bohemian-artist haven, the Gypsy Den. Hailing from a small town in the Pacific Northwest, the self-taught guitarist with a sweet voice makes tunes with a tinge of country in the vein of Mindy Smith—check out “Miss Misery” from Whitney’s 2007 album, Leave Your Shoes. Her heartfelt songs reflect on everything from love and relationships to the angst of coming into adulthood. This up-and-coming chanteuse kicks off a West Coast tour this month with appearances in her home state of Washington, plus Oregon and California—don’t miss this week’s stop in Santa Ana. Tue., Aug. 23, 8 p.m., 2011”

“Whitney and bassist Aaron Fishburn have created a musical bond that transcends instrumental and vocal collaboration. Beth Whitney demonstrates why it is so important to be here now. And her debut couldn't be more timely: the world needs a reminder to just slow down - bring our voice and our vision of love and light wherever we tread. And remember to leave our shoes. --"”

“With Beth Whitney representing the ‘twenty-something’ take on the world – the audience was treated to highly creative lyrics and accomplished pared-down guitar lines with Beth’s pure, intimate & powerful vocals. Her on-stage persona was original, fresh and disarming. Beth has a beautiful and unique sounding voice that she combines to great effect with her evocative, poetic lyrics.”

“Beth is one iTunes commercial away from being a household name, but for now, she remains a secret musical jewel of Snohomish, WA. There is a simple honesty in Beth’s lyrics that makes one yearn to be sitting on the porch of a cabin in the woods, sipping coffee and living a life far away from the stresses of the big city.”

“It’s a shame there’s only 7 songs here, because they’re all fascinating in different ways.”

“Icicle Arts Festival 2010 featuring the Icicle Prize in Songwriting Judges rated each original song on originality, musicality, and style. Scores were added up at the conclusion to determine the winners: Beth Whitney of Leavenworth (first place), Brian McMahon of Leavenworth (second place), and Sandy Vaughn of Tonasket (third place).”