WEBS: Beth Sass with Walter Egan Private Showcase @RockCellarMagazine, Los Angeles

WEBS: Beth Sass with Walter Egan Private Showcase @RockCellarMagazine, Los Angeles

“HARMONY IN UNISON” Live Feed Rocks!


Great fun reaching out across the world…  played an hour with my buddies Eric Dahl and John Mahoney via   “Harmony In Unison”…..a Virtual Stage. Here you can find live daily performances Sunday-Thursday of some of your favorite artists and up-and-coming artists. Under the EVENTS tab you can see the schedule of performers and their performance times. To hear them, just return to this page at the scheduled time and in the discussion section their live feed will appear. Feel free to interact with the performers via comments during and after their performance. If you miss a live one, you can see the archived video under the videos tab…… Stacy Beyer and Beth Schafer, HIU Administrators”

#Fox 17 #Nashville #Casio CGP 700 #BethSassMusic

Taped FOX 17 interview and discusion about the #CasioCGP700 plus upcoming #Beth Sass Singer Songwriter projects, gigs, music, and more on RockandReview on Fox 17 NASHVILLE. This show, specially designed to keep musicians in the know, is hosted and  developed by good friend Eric Dahl. Broadcast available late November/early December  in various formats: Live, stream, Youtube.

The First Post of The #Summer (In #Nashville…summer starts Memorial Day!)

#singersongwriter news from #BethSassMusic 🙂

I am pulling together material from three sources for my next album!

First of all, it will include two digital singles recorded and written with Jerry Kimbrough that have already been released: HUNTINGTON AVENUE and MY FAVORITE TARGET.  It will also include two acoustic tracks I recorded with Bruce Dees: HANDS ON THE WHEEL (two versions: one with acoustic piano and one with acoustic guitar) and HARDEST PART OF TOWN.  Finally, it will also  include new several new songs written and recorded with Walter Egan over the past year. Here’s a sneak peak of  MASTER OF THE YEARS.

Additionally, I  hope everyone has also been enjoying my Archival Soundcloud Page, where many early and unreleased recordings are “seeing the light of day”, as Bruce Dees likes to say.



Continuing the trend , Beth Sass Music is thrilled to announce that   “Hands On The Wheel”  , a song about parents being there for us when we’re most afraid; that it then becomes our turn to  be there for those same parents as they age and even pass on….. is included along side #Sia and #JoshGroban  and more in   “34 Songs about Overcoming Obstacles, Adversity, Hard Times, Challenges and Not Giving Up”.  We love these curated blogs, as well the owners who spend the so-precious time.  Thanks to curator Nalini Marquez,  this song will soon reach 1700 views on YouTube. 🙂

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BETH SASS MUSIC Featured Along With Top Artists On Poignant Blog, Part #1

Beth Sass Music is thrilled to announce that  “Watercolor Lake”  is included among those of #‎SaraMclachlan‬,‪#‎Enya‬,‪#‎ReginaSpektor‬, ‪#‎JoshGroban‬,‪#‎LanaDelRey on blog “32 BEAUTIFUL, EMOTIONAL SONGS TO BE SAD, REFLECTIVE, DEPRESSED, AND MELANCHOLY TO”.  We love these curated blogs, as well the owners who spend the so-precious time.  Thanks to curator Nalini Marquez, views of the song video are soaring.

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My 2014 Holiday Highlight: Bernstein Back On Broadway

#Leonard Bernstein ‘s musical  offerings so rich in Broadway Revival of On The Town…could really hear a lot of #WestSideStory in the score.



Here’s the link to pre-order  the new Broadway Revival of ON THE TOWN:




July 22, 2014

“Beth is a multi-talented singer-songwriter, music supervisor, arranger, producer, and performer who enjoys crossing stylistic boundaries. Her music is deeply thoughtful and evokes a tangible sense of time and place. As one of the first graduates of Berklee’s songwriting department, she studied the pioneers of all eras and genres of writing and performing, while gaining a solid foundation in the music craft and business acumen needed to augment the talent she so obviously possesses. Specializing in matching melodies, chord progressions, and hooks to lyrics, she artfully designs her songs and compositions to create special moods, effectively articulating the yearning of the human condition beneath the surface of the words and music. Beth’s understanding of the music industry and performers’ and composers’ rights, along with her writing and performing capabilities, positions her as the “go-to” person for music licensing, film music, music supervision, music production, or any other endeavor where the requirements include professionalism, talent, and ability.”

Tom Stein, M.M. Tom Stein Professor, Professional Music, Berklee College of Music

My Musical Life: June 2014

Hello to everyone! I am pleased to share the following current notes and moments from my musical life:

My new favorite musician moment: When someone closes their eyes while listening to works in progress.
The ultimate: exquisite attention. Great to experience producer #Jerry Kimbrough deep in thought as he compares two very similar vocals. We are closing in on two more cuts.

Also great to hear from local production and media outlet executive via Linked In who shares many moments in my time line. Berklee College, Maypop Music, classic rock acts, and now film/tv tracks. Got me thinking about #Pharell William’s many-year-overnight-success is linked to a million mini events of support over the years..like a “mosaic”…in his words. I am affected by his willingness to share so openly his own thrill of this process.

Speaking of timelines, I was moved by #Normal Heart on HBO. Remembering Buddies/Boston: 1980-81. While hundreds of passionates swarmed the piano bar and disco each sunday afternoon, I was coming of age as a singer songwriter with the help of much needed and gratefully appreciated adoration.

By popular demand, I now have a Beth Sass Music YouTube channel. I’ve created 2 separate playlists for videos of my album KNOWING ME: with vocals and instrumental only. This means I am now searchable AND findable on YouTube.

Finally, on a personal note, I am thrilled to announce that my daughter, a rising violinist,singer-songwriter, and guitarist, has been accepted into the Advanced Jam Camp this summer here in Nashville, where she will get to hobnob with many like-minded talented teens and young adults.

Didya See #BillyJoel and #JimmyFallen Use #Looper????


This is why I love being a musician these days!
Live Performance/Techno Fun/Arranging/Harmony/Pure Joy!!!!
This marries together media and creativity and ageless love of music!



Lifespans: Age 4, Age 81, and a Song: Teaching Thought 1/20/2014

On thursday mornings, I teach voice/piano to a 4 year old and an 84 year yr old .

-4 year old is in the moment and takes learning casually…-81 year old feels passionately that he has to fit in as much learning into every day as he can.

-4 year old can’t be interested in any home practice time at all. Learns it all on the spot and retains it. The 81 year old practices carefully and dutifully  in order to meet his own standards.

Thinking about lifespans makes me think about my father, who passed away at 74. Here’s a song about how it affected me.




Smart Limbs:Teaching Thought 1/18/2014


Figure out which is the smartest part of your body when doing a particular activity and use THAT part of the body to guide the rest. In music, let your hands, if they can find the notes more quickly on the piano or guitar, guide your voice, if it’s having trouble with accuracy, or vice versa. I am quicker with my voice, but I have students who are quicker with their hands who can play along while they sing the more challenging passages. In fitness, watch for smarter vrs dumber limbs and allow a dialogue between them.

Weaker sides or limbs can learn from stronger or “smarter” parts.

Crucial Blogs For Creatives

Creatives, especially females, are in the fight of their lives. Overcoming self-doubt, among other destructive tendencies, must become a way of life. The creative, musical, and emotional workout each day is to establish healthy patterns where older, weaker overly self-critical habits usually dominate. Reaching out for motivation and inspiration is facilitated by well-versed bloggers placing usable tools within our reach.

-James Altucher on the courage to be an independent thinker: http://www.jamesaltucher.com

-Brian Thompson’s Inspiring Quote of the Day plus web picks for productive DIY marketing http://thornybleeder.com/diy_daily.html

-Daniel Linder on establishing real inter-personal boundaries in order to spend energy wisely.  http://relationshipvision.com/blog/


Todd Rundgren the Motivator !

Saw Todd Rundgren’s show last night at The Canyon Club/Agoura Hills, CA. He was  promoting his new album STATE. Reminder of the authority it requires and it displays when you lead your creative life effectively. Let’s all get to work!



Disney’s Vincent @ “From Song To Sync” Panel, #Nashville Film Festival

The 2013 Nashville Film Festival sponsored a panel of music supervisors and executives from Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York yesterday here. Especially notable for his wisdom and insight was Steve Vincent, Disney Channel VP Music & Soundtracks. As for the quest to place the best fit music to picture, he believes a song ” finds its right place….”.  And it’s nice to hear his perspective on the tv/flim industry’s side of the search for songs: “There’s plenty of good music out there. The companies HAVE to find it”.

Kudos for CD “KNOWING ME” from The Best Female Vocalist EVER :)

Beth’s evocative lyrics, unusual melodies and rich vocal quality are enhanced by her own piano accompaniment. Arranger Jerry Kimbrough completes the picture with multi-textured orchestration. Moody and captivating!  -Lisa Silver, Nashville Singer, Songwriter, Liturgical Soloist, Violinist


From The Archives: “Stampede”included in Americana Compilation CD


A wistful take on Americana!  Upon listening to “Seven Songs”, I was reminded of that honest, organic sound similar to that of artists like Mary Lou Lord or Patti Smith. That being said, you are able to maintain your individuality by blending a myriad of influences and forging an eclectic take on the singer/songwriter genre. This can definitely be heard in songs like “I Forgive Myself” and “Dying Breed”. I love the twangy Emerson, Lake and Palmer-ishintro in “I Forgive Myself”. This wry little shanty then continues via crisp acoustics atop drving cadence- very catchy.I must say, though, that “Stampede” is probably my favorite song off the album. Again, another flawless intro with escalating electric lead atop the backing guitars. This song has just the type of melody that leaves an impression on first-time listeners. All in all, “Seven Songs” radiates with pastoral goodness and boasts of proficient songwriting. We here at Shut Eye would love to feature you on the third edition of our “This Is Alt Country” Compilation  .-RYAN HOFFER, 

From the Archives: Gail Worley Reviews CD “Seven Songs”

Beth Sass is “sassy”! She reminds me of former teen singing star, Debbie Gibson, if she had gone Country instead of going into musical theater. Beth has a lovley, lilting voice and can hit all the high notes. The more you hear her songs, the more they grow on you. I like her better than Faith Hill, too. On “I Forgive Myself” — which is like a country version of Joan Jett’s immortal “I Hate Myself for Loving You” — it’s refreshing that she sings “I don’t even want to work it out,” rather than something ultra-lame like “take me back or I’ll die,” because lyrics like that are so played and make me want to scream and punch walls. I noticed also that her performance of this fine song recalls the great Judy Collins and I can imagine hearing Beth belt out an awesome cover version of Ian Tyson’s “Some Day Soon” (which Judy covered so definitively way back in the day). That would rule!

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Kudos From Pro Drummer Dotson for CD “Knowing Me”

Because of how long I’ve been playing and doing it professionally, music has to be interesting to me both lyrically and production-wise. In  album KNOWING ME, the strong Peter Gabriel-like production doesn’t overshadow the equally strong lyrics. I felt the balance between the two was excellent, which is always the most important thing for me. I would recommend this album highly for either one. Not to mention I would listen to it for Beth’s keyboard playing/ voicings alone!

In His Own Words: Producer Kimbrough about Beth Sass

Beth Sass accepts. She watches, she listens, she feels, she accepts. Based on her acceptance, she moves on, or not, with no blaming or whining. She is respectfully honest with whomever might be listening…especially herself. Her songs are tightly crafted narratives, movies that will necessarily play differently in your imagination than in hers. She accepts that too.JERRY KIMBROUGH, PRODUCER, ARRANGER, ENGINEER, SESSION GUITATIST

Pastor-Writer-Musician John Hamilton Captures Beth Sass’ Musical Essence

Beth Sass is an American original, taking the bricolage of the every day and crafting it into something so deep and penetrating that it becomes almost sacred. Her voice, which has always been an amazing instrument, now has the texture of time and the timbre of wisdom — while lulling you into thinking you’re listening to a pop song. Her lyrics are stark and unusual (“tomorrow ripped me from your mouth”; “I should find a place where someone understands/that I am who I am/but I don’t want to work that hard”(!)) — the pure drop of economy. And have three chords and the truth ever been so brilliantly demonstrated than on the chorus “Knowing Me”? This is music that defies labels, crosses in and out of styles effortlessly, is beholden to no other artist. But somehow you know you’ve heard it before — in the deep recesses of your heart that you, yourself, could never turn into song. Fortunately, Beth Sass has.   John Hamilton,  Pastor, First Congregational Church; musician, writer, jongleur