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  • BETH ORTON 2022 1549 a9f7a

    MUSIC REVIEW: BETH ORTON

    Weather Alive

    (Partisan Records)

    I interviewed Ms. Orton once and she revealed that one her favorite albums is Joni Mitchell’s classic Blue. One could draw comparisons with Orton’s latest release, Weather Alive(her first in six years), because of the intimate lyrics and the sparse musical arrangements. Although Orton is known for being a guitarist, most of these songs are piano based and enhanced with both electronic and natural instrumentation. “Friday Night,” “Fractals,” and “Haunted Satellite,” keep the moderate beat going contrasting with the quieter ambient songs like “Weather Alive” and “Unwritten.” In a sea of musicians Beth Orton rises to the top with her most satisfying stand out musical achievement yet.

    Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel 

    Buy/Stream it here. And be sure to catch her live if you can:

    BETH ORTON TOUR DATES
    7 OCT 2022 / UK / Birmingham / Academy 2
    8 OCT 2022 / UK / Brighton / St. Bartholomew’s Church
    9 OCT 2022 / UK / London / KOKO
    10 OCT 2022 / UK / Norwich / Arts Centre
    12 OCT 2022 / UK / Bristol / St. George’s
    13 OCT 2022 / UK / Glasgow / Classic Grand
    15 OCT 2022 / UK / Manchester / RCMN Concert Hall
    16 OCT 2022 / UK / Leeds / Brudenell Social Club
    NOV 1 2022 / Washington, DC / Sixth & I
    NOV 2 2022 / Philadelphia, PA / World Café Live
    NOV 3 2022 / Montclair, NJ / First Congregational Church
    NOV 5 2022 / New York, NY / Bowery Ballroom
    NOV 6 2022 / Somerville, MA / Crystal Ballroom
    NOV 7 2022 / Montreal, QUE / Le Studio TD
    NOV 8 2022 / Toronto, ONT / The Great Hall
    NOV 10 2022 / Chicago, IL / The Mayfield
    NOV 11 2022 / Milwaukee, WI / Pabst Theatre
    NOV 12 2022 / Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN / The Cedar
    NOV 14 2022 / Denver, CO / Oriental Theater
    NOV 17 2022 / Los Angeles, CA / Teragram Ballroom
    NOV 18 2022 / San Francisco, CA / Bimbo's
    NOV 20 2022 / Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios
    NOV 21 2022 / Seattle, WA / Neptune
    NOV 22 2022 / Vancouver, BC / Hollywood Theater