Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Beauty of Song, Part Three: Beth Orton

Beth Orton is a British singer-songwriter whose blend of folk and electronic music has been called "folktronica."

Originally from Norfolk, Ms. Orton started out as part of a duo in the early nineties called Spill, which paired her with a musician named William Orbit, whom she credits as an important inspiration.  She soon went on to a solo carer that brought her to a wide audience among indie fans.

Among her most notable albums are 1996's Trailer Park, 2002's Daybreaker, and 2006's Comfort of Stangers.  Singles include "Anywhere," "Thinking About Tomorrow," and "Conceived." Her most recent album as of this writing, Kidsticks, was released in Britain in May 2016.

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