In the past year 18 year old Newcastle based singer/songwriter Beth Jeans Houghton has garnered a reputation as an antidote to the current crop of acoustic songstresses. With her alternative blend of experimental folk, Beth has been hailed by the NME as “a Joni Mitchell for the anti-folk generation”.
With influences ranging from Frank Zappa, Vashti Bunyan, Four Tet and Love, Beth has cultivated a sound that is truly her own. And Beth has been making the most of golden opportunities since she first picked up a guitar, aged 16: a chance encounter with Adem at a gig led to him producing her last single Golden. And at last years Green Man Festival she managed to get Devendra Banhart to let her play one of her songs during his set on the main stage.
Of her last single The Guardian wrote “Golden has been turning heads and hearts, showcasing both the beautiful delicacy of her voice and her ability to write a killer tune.” The Guardian
Beth Jeans Houghton will be appearing on the Phrased and Confused stage on Saturday at 1645