My name is Beth. I was born: Elizabeth Harrington Smith on September, 21, 1963, and I am the lyricist and lead vocalist of 180 OUT. My home is Winchester, Virginia by birth and Washington by heart. I cant list my years of experience and credits as I have none; although Ive always loved to sing.
My musical journey began in the spring of 2002, when I was given a message from God to relay to the people of this nation. I was told that I was going to learn a new language, but at the time did not realize that the language was music. God is love and music is the language of love. What a beautiful way for God to communicate to His children!
My songs are very personal and are born from my experiences and heartbreaks that I endured during my life of sin. I was a runaway at the age of fourteen who went through the Hell of drug addiction, prison, divorce, mental illness, and the worst Hell of all, loneliness. I have told lies, stolen, cheated, sold drugs and made drugs. There is no sin that I am not guilty of. I have even committed murder because that is what abortion is.
Then, by the grace of God, I was healed and given a new Spirit. Along with this healing came the gift of music with which I am to relay Gods messages. I believe that my songs will touch the hearts of many as we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
In falling short we have all felt the heartache and suffering that accompany sin. I was given many messages to relay but the greatest one was LOVE.
BRADY BOOTH is the composer and performer on "Catch Me Wings", "Where? Why? What? When?", and "Die A Death". He popped up on my instant message window one day and the rest, as they say....Will be history! It was really cool because we both felt the hand of God putting us together from the very beginning. WAY cool!
I've been bugging Brady to send me his bio information for a while now. Ever the modest Brady, I really do like him! He lives in Temple, Texas which I THINK is outside of Austin. He was born on July 17, 1952. So how old does that make him? AND the man is a musical genius...he can make a guitar sing...literally sing! He has a rare gift and I am blessed to be able to create music with him. His beautiful sound brings out the best in me. Thanks, Brady!
You can check out Brady's fabulous original guitar music at: www.soundclick.com/bradybooth
Technically, yes...because we sure as heck can't play when we're dead! Actually, there's going to come a day when I become a "One Hit Wonder." That's all I can tell you for now, but you'll see... : )
I can't speak for anyone else on this one, but as for me...this is the deal: I LOVE music. I could sit here and list my favorite bands, favorite songs and favorite performers, but that's not going to tell you what to expect when you listen to me. When I write and when I sing it comes from me and IT IS ME and who I might like the best in my ear does not change the me that's inside my heart. It's an amazing feeling listening to a song and loving it and realizing that you were the one who created it. I'm looking at the miracle that God has made of my life and I am eternally grateful and thankful.
"Indican Girl" recorded, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Gunnar Jacobson at NORTHERN LIGHTS RECORDING STUDIO, Vancouver, Washington.
Vocal tracks for "Die A Death" and "Catch Me Wings" recorded and mixed by Gunnar Jacobson of NORTHERN LIGHTS RECORDING STUDIO, Vancouver, Washington.
Vocal track on "Where? Why? What? When?" recorded by Doug Kreb at DIG Recording, Portland, Oregon.
If you live in the Northwest, check out Gunnar Jacobson at Northern Lights Recording Studio. He is a real pro and wonderful to work with. Thanks Gunnar!