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Artist Information Biography Contact: Joey Hood (615) 972-0665 email@example.com Beth Raebeck Hall She with the smoky pipes, sounding as she's been stewed in a potluck of Etta James Rocks the House and East Bay Grease. A 2003 Grammy nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Beth Raebeck Hall's Mississippi Delta canned heat has earned raves from industry legends, Rocco Prestia, George McCorkle, Barrett Strong, Jimmy Hall and XM radio's Jessie Scott. Promoters welcome her with open arms and newcomers The Minor Kings, the Mulch Brothers and many others look to her as a mentor and co-writer. -Blues Revue Magazine says "Raebeck could light a city with her energy, and she has a great set of pipes" Ron Wynn of the Nashville City Paper's described her sound as 'a female version of Delbert McClinton meeting Etta James and Carole King at the crossroads.' " Ms. Hall is the lifeblood of postwar Southern blues. She embraces life with a contentment that comes only with surviving life's many challenges, some even devastating. With the same groove fever she's always had, she could give lessons in performance energy and delivery. An almost mythic figure in the Nashville music scene, Hall created the Tin Pan South brand, organized talent for the first festival and was picked Best of City Stages among many other honors. She's even performed for the President of Normandy. If you ever catch this woman in the flesh, she's a firecracker of unbridled energy. Her stage presence recalls Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings with a flick of purebred boom -chigger pluck. Her new EP, Somethin' Goin On might be her finest record to date. Produced by 26-year-old wunderkind Miles McPherson at Kosmodrome, Somethin' Goin On is a rich tapestry of wall-of-sound soul and scorched earth funk. The title track is fearlessly political in tone. With syncopated thumps and a slab of deep-fried melisma, Hall twists the knife on the Bush administration. 'I'm thinking of sending this track to Obama,' she jokes. The town itself rears it's head in Hall's music. A yank at heart, Hall's got the deep South in her blood. 'I 've got a lot of great friends in Nashville, someday my dream is to get them all together and make a record that really shows my blues and roots side,' Hall says. 'I'm approaching the age where you could say I'm authentic,' Hall laughs. I have no intention of stopping, ever. The blues ain't dead yet, and I'll be making some kind of musical gumbo as long as God let's me."