Beth Waters is a singer/songwriter/pianist from San Francisco, California. Waters is known for her soothing voice, emotional performances and her ability to write a contagious hook. Her music has earned her comparisons to Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan and Norah Jones. In response to her debut EP "Don't Look Back", MTV Online was quoted as saying, "Come see her before other artists start being compared to her".
Waters released her first full-length album, â€œOver The Tideâ€? on Mermaid Mafia Records in the spring of 2000. Songs from the album became a phenomenon on MP3.com being downloaded over 250,000 times by listeners from all over the world. Two of the tracks reached the top ten on Garageband.com and were featured on their latest compilation, "Best Of Independent Folk/Pop 2002."
In September 2003, Waters released her second full-length album on Mermaid Mafia Records. The album is collection of 12 songs delicately produced by Michael Winger (Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips) blending piano, voice, acoustic and electronic elements into a warm spacious sound. Waters appropriately self-titles this album because of the lyrical content. â€œThese are very personal pieces,â€? says Ben Ohmart in a Music Dish open review, â€œThe songs are about strength, belief, more strength, and purpose. If you have no purpose in life, you might as well write a dozen love songs instead of the tidal wave that falls into the Beth Waters albumâ€?.
The album features drumming by Ben Mize from The Counting Crows, is mixed by Joel Jaffe at the legendary "Studio D" (Sausalito, CA) and was mastered at â€œThe Plant Mastering Studioâ€? (Sausalito, CA) by John Cuniberti.
Waters' new release is already attracting the attention of major labels and press. In early 2004, Watersâ€™ song â€œSweatersâ€? will be featured on and episode of Lifetime Televisionâ€™s â€œ1-800-Missingâ€? and her song â€œBlue and Whiteâ€? will be featured on an episode of the WB networkâ€™s â€œOne Tree Hill.â€? Waters is currently featured in the November 2003 issue of Jane Magazine, the Nov/Dec 2003 issue of Women Who Rock Magazine and the Winter 2003 issue of Independent Musician Magazine. Watersâ€™ song â€œSweatersâ€? was also the featured song for November 2003 in the official United Nations program, â€œNew Songs for Peaceâ€?.
â€œSweatersâ€? has been aired on San Francisco radio waves on both KFOG-104.5 FM and KITS-Live 105.3 FM. Waters has performed live on San Francisco's morning radio show, "Sarah & Vinnie," on Alice 97.3 FM as well as such notable venues as The Chronicle Pavilion (Concord, CA) opening for Savage Garden, The Roxy (L.A.), The Sweetwater Saloon (Mill Valley, CA), CafÃ© Du Nord (San Francisco, CA) as well as a special performance for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in San Francisco.
In support of her new album, she will be touring venues on the west coast and promoting to AAA radio stations and magazines nationwide in early 2004. â€œBeth Watersâ€? is currently available through online CD stores and through her website.