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.

1 comment:

  1. Wow ! just checked the video out and they are great.
    Thanks for the link !
    I will put them in my song play.

    cheers, parsnip


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