BettySoo distils five tough years into 12 heartfelt songs

Betty Soo (with Chris McMurtry)

Betty Soo (with Chris McMurtry)

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A lot happens in five years. Marriages start, marriages crumble, daughters run away, innocence is lost, husbands punch their wives in the face, and those lost causes we’ve resigned to the wind get sober and start over.

During the five years since her last album of original material, Texan singer-songwriter BettySoo zigzagged her way across North American and Europe more than a few times. Mostly, she toured. Every other minute, she was flying to visit best friends in rehab, driving for days with friends whose family lives were crumbling, visiting mental hospitals and helping friends who had no will left to help themselves.

Out of those experiences she wrote dozens of songs – and she recorded 12 of those songs on her new album When We’re Gone.

Now, in a co-headline show with Curtis McMurtry, she is bringing those songs to the Brookfield Hotel in Emsworth as part of Wemsfest on Monday. Doors 8pm. Tickets £12.50.

Go to wemsfest.com

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