Children on a Ride
Beth Lodge-Rigal is a singer-songwriter, a charming, down-to-earth performer, whose lyric style is smart, elegant, simple, poetic, deep and true. 'Her songwriting showcases nearly flawless manipulations of rhythm and melody' and stories both personal and profound which, in the tradition of the best songwriters examine what it means to be human and what gives meaning to our lives. Having grown up in the midwest, and currently residing in Bloomington, Indiana, Beth has entertained audiences from California to Connecticut. She has independently released three CDs, the most recent being Children On A Ride (2003). She is an award-winning songwriter and has shared stages with the likes of Richie Havens, Greg Brown, Gillian Welch, Carrie Newcomer, Brooks Williams and others. In addition to her work as a performing songwriter, Beth also teaches songwriting workshops to adults and children, sings back up vocals whenever possible, and raises two daughters with her husband and gifted musical partner, Dan. Children On A Ride is already being touted as Beth's best work so far. It's a 'no fluff' recording of 11 gorgeous tunes, finely crafted and presented with spare adornment in order to allow the songs to take the spotlight. From the thundering Edna St. Vincent Millay to the profound simplicity of Quiet As Snow, this is a recording that encourages listening in a quiet place, multiple times. There are irresistable toe-tappers here, hauntings, and goose bumps, literary and historical excursions along the long, crooked road Beth Lodge-Rigal travels. A wonderful ride!