Musical duo returning to Cumberland

“They had us eating out of their hands.” — No Depression (live show review).

“They had us eating out of their hands.” — No Depression (live show review).

“BettySoo’s voice is gorgeous — soulful, tender and Cox’s playing so sympathetic. BettySoo and Doug Cox absolutely nail it!” — Maverick Magazine (Live Show Review).

“I cannot imagine anyone playing or singing these songs any better.” — Victory Music (Live Show Review).

That’s just some of what people are saying about musical partners Austin singer, songwriter BettySoo and Vancouver Island’s own dobro master Doug Cox’s latest album Across The Borderline; More Lies.

Comox Valley audiences will have a chance see and hear the duo when they perform live on Nov. 8 at the Cumberland Hotel as part of the Vancouver Island MusicFest Concert Series.

BettySoo and Cox might seem like an improbable pair.

One hails from the cadre of songwriters living in Austin, Texas, the other from Vancouver Island.

These two musicians met while teaching at Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp, and discovered they shared a deep fondness for good songs. Their musical respect was immediate and the two decided to build a show around the stories and work of their mostly unsung heroes.

Everything about BettySoo is surprising.

Petite and freckle-faced, people have no idea what to expect when this Korean-American takes the stage. With her large voice and moving interpretation of each song, audiences immediately become fans of this engaging artist.

Cox is well-known in the Comox Valley as both an award-winning musician and the artistic force behind the wildly successful Vancouver Island MusicFest.

Musically, Cox covers the waterfront playing everything from blues to new acoustic music, to world music to Americana.

During the Cumberland show, BettySoo and Cox will feature songs from the More Lies album and their earlier release Lie To Me as well as many others.

The last time BettySoo and Doug played the Cumberland Hotel they sold out well in advance.

Tickets for this show are $20 and available online at www.islandmusicfest.com or at the Cumberland Hotel or by calling 250-336-8844.

— Vancouver Island MusicFest Concert Series

 

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