"With the notion that all great art is born from suffering often testing true, Flagpole would like to offer a departure from the presumption that said suffering is solely an artist's to endure. We present as evidence Betsy Kingston, local heartbreaker dispensing sorrow, at least in song. This evening with her band, The Crowns, Kingston marks the release of her independent debut, Blue Laws. The Savannah-raised songstress with the Southern velvet voice shares some insight on her new album and the soiree celebrating its arrival. [...] As for the music, Kingston is just as comfortable oozing diva attitude ("Use Me") as she is drifting into ethereal waters ("The Ed Oo Song"). It's a CD release party: the perfect opportunity to watch her do both."