Beth Amsel

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Beth Amsel is an American folk singer-songwriter. She grew up in Long Island[1] and moved to Colorado[1] at the age of thirteen. In 1997, she moved to the East Coast and joined the New England folk scene. In 1998, a reviewer described her as having a "voice that seemed destined for something big .... a pure voice that flitted easily from Joni Mitchell soprano to duskier Dar Williams."[1] Another reviewer in 2004 wrote, "Beth Amsel possesses one of the genre's finest voices. She's also a top-notch songwriter",[2] she has performed with The Weepies, Jess Klein, Erin McKeown and Rose Polenzani as Voices on the Verge.

Amsel moved to San Francisco in 2013, where she lives with her husband.


  • A Thousand Miles (1997)
  • Live in Philadelphia (Voices on the Verge) (2001)
  • Kindling (2002)
  • The Reverie (2005)[3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b c Catlin, Roger (3 May 1998). "Rock Performer Stands Out In Annual Tribute To Folk". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut. p. B7. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  2. ^ Alesia, Tom (9 September 2004). "Clubs". Wisconsin State Journal - The Capital Times. Madison, Wisconsin. p. 19. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Beth Amsel - The Reverie". Performing Songwriter. 13 (94): 43. June 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. ^ Heyman, Victor K. (Summer 2006). "The Reverie". Sing Out!. 50 (2): 117. ISSN 0037-5624. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  5. ^ Gutch, Frank O. Jr. (2006). "The Reverie - Beth Amsel". The Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

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