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Beth Bombara

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 2:00 AM


BETH BOMBARA With a folksingers head and a rocker's heart, Beth Bombara has built her career on an evolving sound that blurs the lines between genres. To those who make their living onstage, she's a musician's musician a road warrior who writes her own exemplary material, plays multiple instruments, and fronts her own band, often a duo with her husband. With 2017s Map & No Direction, Bombara's songs take aim at a larger audience with melodic hooks that showcase a love not only for roots-rock, but the irresistible punch of classic pop, too. Weve played in 22 states, and driven through every one except South Dakota, Florida, Vermont, and Maine, Beth notes. The hard work paid off, with American Songwriter, Pop Matters, St. Louis Magazine, The Bluegrass Situation and WBEZ all devoting coverage to Beths music. During months on the road after her 2015 release, though, Beth found herself battling a deep depression that shook her confidence and crushed her creativity. Unable to write a song and barely able to get out of bed, she spent some time as a side-woman once again, this time hopping on a tour bus to play bass on a national dance/pop tour. Taking the spotlight off of herself followed by a period of rest in her hometown of St. Louis restarted her engines. So naturally, she left town once again, this time heading to the Pacific Northwest with her partner, co-writer, and musical right-hand man Kit Hamon. For her, travel often provides inspiration (witness her song Mountain Sun) and there, during a residency in Portland, OR, the two tested out some new, collaboratively-written material, a high water mark for her songwriting. Before heading back east, they recorded those tunes at Portland studio A/D Agency with producer/engineer Karl Kling. The songs sounded different this time around, layered with Kits lush string arrangements, polished to a light shine by Karl, and influenced by more than a half-centurys worth of British pop classics and rock home runs. The result is Map & No Direction, an album that casts the widest net of Beths career, from the George Harrison-worthy guitar riffs of the kickoff track, I Tried (Youre Too Late), to the sad, sparse beauty of the piano ballad What Were Giving. Its the sound of Beth rediscovering her own abilities as a songwriter and expanding them, too.So naturally, she left town once again, this time heading to the Pacific Northwest with her producer, partner, co-writer, and musical right-hand man Kit Hamon. For her, travel often provides inspiration (witness her song Mountain Sun) and there, during a residency in Portland, OR, the two tested out some new, collaboratively-written material, a high water mark for her songwriting. Before heading back east, they recorded those tunes at Portland studio A/D Agency with producer/engineer Karl Kling, who'd first worked with them during the RAC tour. The songs sounded different this time around, layered with Kits lush string arrangements, polished to a light shine by Karl, and influenced by more than a half-century's worth of British pop classics and rock home runs. The result is Map & No Direction, an album that casts the widest net of Beth's career, from the George Harrison-worthy guitar riffs of the kickoff track, "I Tried (You're Too Late)," to the sad, sparse beauty of the piano ballad "What We're Giving." It's the sound of Beth rediscovering her own abilities as a songwriter and expanding them, too.Seeds of that sound were planted in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where a teenaged Beth landed her first gig as the frontwoman of a touring punk band. From there, she branched out, traveling the country as a side-woman for critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter and Ramseur Records artist Samantha Crain. Playing with Sam was my introduction to touring on a national scale, remembers Bombara, who juggled multiple roles as Crains lead guitarist, percussionist, and backup singer. Along the way, she learned how to work a crowd and communicate onstage. The biggest

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