Monday, November 19, 2012
Betty Soo and Doug Cox
The other night we went to a most fabulous concert by a Korean-American singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas (Betty Soo) and a British Columbia dobro player who accompanies her (Doug Cox). We first encountered these two last summer at the Courtenay Music Festival. And last weekend they were here in Victoria, a rare treat.
Betty Soo has a gorgeous soprano voice and she can nuance it to deep grittiness and sweet tenderness. And the dobro played by Doug Cox is a fabulous counterpoint to her voice. I just learned that the dobro is a special kind of acoustic guitar. In addition to the fabulous music, these two have a stage presence that is so entertaining and cute. If you ever get a chance to see them, go for it.
Here's a video of the song this duo did on Saturday night for their encore. And here's another one of her singing a very groovy song called Boxcars. I hope you like them as much as I did.
Here in Victoria there's a new company called Three Sixty Entertainment that is bringing folk and roots music here. Hooray! If you live in Victoria, check them out for more fabulous performances in 2013.