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In the future, everything will be sparkly. Everyone will wear sparkly shoes. We will be ruled by monkeys, and lawnmowers will be unnecessary. Wishes will fall like snowflakes. Fish-shaped cars will clean themselves. In the future, Beth Boucher will spread music all over the world, making people smile and bob their heads. Her songs will float in the air, they will sneak into ears and brush them softly. Then they will swirl into brains and stick there pleasantly, like maple syrup on so many Belgian waffles. We will wake up in the morning, singing her words over and over, smiling, swaying, sparkling...

With her clear, honest voice, witty lyrics, and varied, rich arrangements, Beth offers a collection of bright, catchy songs. The tunes don't fit neatly into folk, pop, or indie rock, but cross genres, and add random bits of country, punk, and Latin jazz to boot. The Noise reports, "These are real nice songs...both subtle and deceptively complex, you forget you're listening to what most people simply call "folk"...this is as good as it gets."

Mess You Up was produced by Pete Prilesnik (Sarah Harmer, Great Big Sea, Ashley MacIsaac) in Boston and Toronto, and features an all-star lineup of musicians, including Kurt Swinghammer (Ani DiFranco), and Luke Doucet (Sarah McLachlan).

A native Mainer, Beth stepped into the vibrant Boston music scene with a 4-song EP, which was quickly placed in heavy rotation on college radio stations in and around Boston and as far west as California. Beth's song, "Elusive Thing," which has since been newly arranged and recorded for the forthcoming album, was featured on The Best of Boston Singer/Songwriters Volume 2 compilation CD, released in 2001, resulting in even greater exposure and awareness.

Beth has been building a strong following playing clubs and coffeehouses throughout New England, both solo and with a 4-piece band. When she steps on stage, she engages the audience with humor, energy, intelligence, and passion. She is wide open, presenting herself with no pretention, weaving wit with the irrepressible optimism of her lyrics as she rides with grace over life's little bumps.

For booking, contact:
betty@bethboucher.com