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Bethany & Rufus / Press

“This is American music that reaches out to invite and include so much more. Most of the songs have a sad undercurrent and yet at the hands of these two artists they emerge as shining songs for a new time.”

ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“I've been in the music business for 37 years now and I've had my artists perform at amazing shows including Live Aid and Carnegie Hall. I have to rank Bethany & Rufus show for us in my "Top 20" of all time. Mezmerising and inventive...our audience was slack-jawed.”

MINDY GILES, SWELL PRODUCTIONS

“Filled with dust and desire.... their CD gets better and better with each listen!”

AMAZON.COM

“Yarrow has a keen, dusky-voiced musicianship that blurs folk, rock and pop... it is, though, Cappadocia's brilliance that gives this [music] its remarkable sheen. His palette...is incredibly rich and amazingly clever.”

JAZZ TIMES

“There's no denying that in a world where a lot of fluffy pop passes as folk, Bethany and Rufus - in taking a more original road - have come up with the real deal.”

ALLMUSIC.COM

“Bethany delivers low, smoky tones that call to mind Nina Simone or Cassandra Wilson. With stunning imagination, Bethany and Rufus move.... in arresting new directions. Bravo!”

GOLDMINE MAGAZINE

"The duo see themselves as a roots... but the musical results are really beyond category, with touches of jazz, gospel and something contemporary."

Roger Levesque - Edmonton Journal (Oct. 12, 2007)

"Bethany & Rufus' simple blues changes, couples with the primordial funkiness of Cappadocia's cello, evoke the ancient world that serves as a backdrop for 900 Miles - all ragged tombstones and railroad unspooling forever in one direction."

Rachel Swan - East Bay Express

"In folk's footsteps... They may be following in them, but Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia are also reinventing the genre in a style that's all their own."

Naila Francis - The Intelligencer

"Rufus Cappadocia plays cello. Not just any cello, mind you, but a five-string electric instrument of his own design. It's one of a kind, music like the man himself... Cappadocia has made a career of going where few cellists have gone before."

Mark Miller - Globe & Mail (April 3, 2002)

"When Rufus Cappadocia performs, it's obvious he's transported into a space beyond the walls of the immediate venue. Between pieces, he's modest and gracious to the audience, but everyone seems to evaporate the moment the first notes sail through the air."

James Hayashi-Tennant - Hamilton Magazine (Summer 2002)

"Dark, minimalist and haunting folk for the new millennium. Bethany Yarrow's debut album, 2003's Rock Island, was a gem of deep, dark folk music that redefined American folk for the new century in the same way that Jim Moray did for British."

Jeremy Searle