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Beth Orton


An evening with BETH ORTON 7pm doors 8pm $20

June 14, 2013

$20 GENERAL ADMISSION / NON REFUNDABLE tickets available at ticketweb by clicking the link below

or at P&H 760 365 5956

Singer/songwriter Beth Orton combined the passionate beauty of the

acoustic folk tradition with the electronic beats of trip-hop to create a

fresh, distinct fusion of roots and rhythm. Born in Norwich, England in

December 1970, Orton debuted as one half of the duo Spill, a one-off

project with William Orbit which released a cover of John Martyn's

"Don't Wanna Know About Evil." She continued working with Orbit on his

1993 LP Strange Cargo 3, co-writing and singing the track "Water From a

Vine Leaf" before appearing with the group Red Snapper on their first

singles "Snapper" and "In Deep." In 1995 Orton teamed with the Chemical

Brothers for "Alive: Alone," the ultimate track on their Exit Planet

Dust LP. After assembling a backing band comprised of double bassist Ali

Friend, guitarist Ted Barnes, keyboardist Lee Spencer, and drummer

Wildcat Will, she finally issued her 1996 debut EP She Cries Your Name;

her stunning full-length bow Trailer Park, produced in part by Andrew

Weatherall, followed later in the year. In 1997, Orton released the

superb Best Bit EP, a move towards a more organic, soulful sound

highlighted by a pair of duets with folk-jazz legend Terry Callier; the

full-length Central Reservation followed in 1999. "Stolen Car" was a

moderate hit among college radio and tours across the U.S. were also

successful. Three years later, Orton emerged refreshed with her third

album Daybreaker. This time around, she collaborated with ex-Whiskeytown

frontman Ryan Adams and the Chemical Brothers. In early 2006, Orton

released her fourth album, Comfort of Strangers. The 14-song set was

recorded in two weeks with producer Jim O'Rourke. After a recording

break of six long years, Orton signed to Anti and released the Tucker

Martine-produced Sugaring Season in the early fall of 2012.

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