Austin, TX Based Indie-Folk Duo 

Short Bio

Beth // James is an indie folk duo from Austin, Texas made up of award winning singer-songwriters Mikaela Beth Kahn and Jordan James Burchill. Their original songs and razor sharp musicianship pick up where the Civil Wars left off.

Their debut EP, All In Life, is "a shimmering mix of modern folk, mindful pop, and Americana charm," according to Paste Magazine. The EP was named one of "5 Standout EP's" of 2017 by the Austin American-Statesman, and you can hear their original song, "Lion Eyes" in Spike Lee's newest feature film 'BlacKkKlansman' (produced by Jordan Peele of Academy-Award® winning Get Out). In theaters worldwide August 10th, 2018.

The duo only began writing together in 2015, though they met in 2008 while studying music in college. Creating their own unique sound, Beth // James navigates effortlessly among American music traditions, rooted in storytelling, but with added indie pop/rock elements, intricate guitar work and arresting harmony. 

Their debut EP, ​​​​​All In Life and their new single Wasted on Sundays are available now everywhere music is sold or streamed.

Music

Beth // James Releases:
Debut single, Lion Eyes, January 31, 2017.
Single, Bring Your Fire To Me, March 28, 2017.
Debut EP, All In Life, April 28, 2017. 
Single, Wasted on Sundays, August 27, 2018.

Quotes

"Sophisticated folk-pop." Named one of "5 Standout EPs" for 2017. 
          -Peter Blackstock, Austin American-Statesman

"All In Life, combines a shimmering mix of modern folk, mindful pop, and Americana charm. The EP taps into the soul of a rhythmic back and forth between two distinct voices blending into one."
          -Paste Magazine

"Oh so sweet on the ears. While the nightly news was filled with loud, angry and ugly headlines, the lovely tunes flowing from deep in the heart of Texas proved to be the perfect antidote."
         -PopDose

"Sounds like the promise of days growing longer, and the possibilities of youth."
          -The Autumn Roses

"Burchill and Kahn evoke a gorgeous folk atmosphere filled with a sense of its own expansiveness.
          -Nooga

"Their sweet acoustic melodies make you think of open fields and swinging hammocks."
          -Tourworthy

"Supremely delicate, achieving a perfect infusion...smooth and harmonious to a (cough) tee."
           - Americana UK

"Feels like something The Civil Wars would have once done, except that Beth // James fans the flames of soul even stronger."

           -Ghost of Blind Lemon

"Austin indie-folk duo Beth // James have made quite the name for themselves in the local scene since the release of their standout 2017 debut EP, All In Life...both colorful and dreamy, will leave the listener in a trance until the very end."
           - Track Rambler

Links

Awards

  • Song "Lion Eyes" featured in Spike Lee's new film, BlacKkKlansman
  • Debut EP All In Life named one of "5 Standout EPs" of 2017 by the Austin-American Statesman
  • "Best New Austin Band" Runner-Up in the 2017 Austin Music Awards
  • Top New Artists of 2017 by PopDose
  • Winners of two Ghosty Awards 2017 Best Texas Song for "Bring Your Fire to Me", and Best Texas EP for "All In Life"
  • NewSong LEAF 2016 Singer-Songwriter Competition Finalists
  • International Acoustic Music Awards 2016 Finalists for Best Group/Duo

Venues Played (Partial List)

Festivals:
Kerrville Folk Festival, TX
NewSong LEAF Festival, NC
SXSW, TX
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival, WA

Austin, TX:
Austin-Bergstrom Airport
C-Boy's Heart & Soul
Geraldine's (at Hotel Van Zandt)
Guero's Taco Bar (Sun Radio's Texas Radio Live)

Hole In The Wall
Hotel Vegas
Lambert's BBQ

Lemon Loung

Microsessions

One-2-One

Saxon Pub
Sidewinder
Spiderhouse Ballroom
Strange Brew Loungeside
The Gallery (Continental Club)
The Townsend
Whip In
Winflo Osteria

Dallas, TX:
Dan's Silverleaf (Denton)
Harvest House (Denton)
Sofar Sounds DFW
Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse

 

Houston, TX:
Anderson Fair
Magical Winter Lights Festival

 

Northwest:

Alberta Street Pub, Portland
Bake’s Place, Bellevue

Der Hinterhoff, Leveanworth

Duff’s Garage, Portland

Kelly’s Mercantile, Enumclaw

Mercer Island Farmer's Market, Mercer Island

Stone Way Cafe, Seattle

The Conway Muse, Conway

The Sugar Shack, Vashon

The Waypost, Portland
Triple Door Musiquarium, Seattle


Other:
25+ Colleges all over the US

 

 

 

 

Contact

bethjamesband@gmail.com

Press: Green Light Go
Janelle Rogers -  janelle@glgpub.com


College Booking: Degy Entertainment
Jeff Hyman - jeff@degy.com

Download Press Kit & One Sheet

Videos

Photos

Click to download photos for press.
Photo credit: Sarah Ching Photography, In photo: Jordan Burchill, Mikaela Kahn

Photo credit: Sarah Ching Photography, In photo: Jordan Burchill, Mikaela Kahn

Photo credit: Monique Rodriguez, In photo: Mikaela Kahn, Jordan Burchill

Photo credit: Monique Rodriguez, In photo: Mikaela Kahn, Jordan Burchill

Photo credit: Monique Rodriguez, In photo: Mikaela Kahn, Jordan Burchill

Photo credit: Monique Rodriguez, In photo: Mikaela Kahn, Jordan Burchill

Photo credit: Paige Newton,
In photo: Mikaela Kahn, Jordan Burchill

Photo credit: Paige Newton, In photo: Mikaela Kahn, Jordan Burchill

Photo credit: Sarah Ching Photography, In photo: Mikaela Kahn, Jordan Burchill

Photo credit: Sarah Ching Photography, In photo: Mikaela Kahn, Jordan Burchill

Photo credit: Sarah Ching Photography, In photo: Jordan Burchill, Mikaela Kahn

Photo credit: Sarah Ching Photography, In photo: Jordan Burchill, Mikaela Kahn

Photo credit: Monique Rodriguez, In photo: Mikaela Kahn, Jordan Burchill

Photo credit: Monique Rodriguez, In photo: Mikaela Kahn, Jordan Burchill

Photo credit: Monique Rodriguez, In photo: Jordan Burchill, Mikaela Kahn

Photo credit: Monique Rodriguez, In photo: Jordan Burchill, Mikaela Kahn

Photo credit: Paige Newton,
In photo: Jordan Burchill, Mikaela Kahn

Photo credit: Paige Newton, In photo: Jordan Burchill, Mikaela Kahn