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By 12, Beth Sass, inspired by her poet mother and artists such as the  BeatlesLaura Nyro, Dusty SpringfieldThe Carpenters,  Judy Collins Leonard Cohen , she wrote her first song. By 8th grade, she was part of a duo with a friend, that lasted throughout high school and resulted in a vinyl record.

Beth attended Berklee College Of Music where she studied composition.  Becoming known for her poignant songwriting and elegant piano work, her artistic identity was solidified. As Berklee suggested, she sent her compositions to Nashville, where Sony (then Tree Publishing) signed songs from her catalog. While performing in the Boston area as a solo artist at colleges and coffee houses and suddenly, fraught with angst that was captured and recycled into songs, she found herself a huge draw at  massively attended piano bars. She also spent several years on the New England Country Music circuit, fronting her own band.

Beth moved to Nashville formally, where  she was signed as a staff songwriter at Multimedia Music and later Alabama Band’s Maypop Music Group, where she was mentored by great country lyricists Don Pfrimmer  and the late John Jarrard, while also supporting herself as honky-tonk country keyboardist, and piano-bar and demo singer. She also toured for several years as keyboard player, for acts like Herb Reed and the Platters, The Drifters and The  Coasters.

She recorded Seven Songs , with producer Richard Adler (Neil Young, Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Alison Krauss), featuring a live band. “Naomi” from Seven Songs hit Indie Music Community Garageband.com, reaching #1 in Acoustic. Also from Seven Songs, her song “Stampede” was chosen for a Shuteye Records Americana compilation,The United States of Americana.

Her  2012  release, Knowing Me, was produced by her and Jerome Kimbrough. “Just one man worked best for me on this record,” says Beth, who says Kimbrough was invaluable.   “We did it all ourselves. This was a product of two people having a big conversation…It’s six songs and six emotional places that I hit over the course of a season.  It’s a season of feelings.”

After releasing several more digital singles, Beth went began collaborating with the very much still active 1970’s rockstar Walter Egan (“Magnet and Steel” and “Hot Summer Nights”) Together they have written and recorded and performed wide array of poignant songs, many of which are now
included in the catalogue of Beth Wernick’s  Los Angeles Film and Television Publishing Company Imaginary Friends Music Partners.

After an appearance on Nashville’s Fox 17’s Rock and Review, Beth became an official endorsed Casio Music Gear Artist, promoting Casio Keyboards for performance, recording, and education throughout the United States.

 

 

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