“Austin-based songwriter and guitarist Beth Lee‘s straightforward, sultry rasp determinedly cuts to the core on her new LP, Keep Your Mouth Shut. The deliciously wry humor sears through, because keeping tight-lipped is exactly what Lee is not about to do. It’s time to open up, speak out, and tell it like it is. She’s belting no-nonsense, country-fried rock ‘n’ soul piercing straight through the heart, and any ounce of heartache can take a back seat”.

--Laurie Gallardo, KUTX, Austin Music Minute

 

"A perfect mix of brass, sass, vulnerability, and no-nonsense"

-- Laurie Gallardo, KUTX, Austin Music Minute

 

"Beth Lee was born to front a country rock band...[her] ability to sing tender and vulnerable on one song, be country heartbroken on another and rock out on a third, [the breakups] can come across like Wanda Jackson & The Party Timers or early Lucinda Williams"

--John Conquest, Third Coast Music Magazine

 

“Beth Lee bites bullets on Keep Your Mouth Shut, firing a tease with teeth into the album. Her pen is dipped in done-wrong ink as The Breakups back tales of treachery with rock’n’rolling Country. Beth Lee manages to be both worldly and wide-eyed in her characters. She is a lightning rod for the faithless as “Beautiful Losers” sends out its kudos to ‘beaten down bums and restless drug users’ as Beth Lee makes the bottom look pretty good. She holds hands with heartbreak on Keep Your Mouth Shut as honky tonk guitars wiggle around like snakes in a jar on “Right Back” while love does not stick to the story line of “Baby, It’s Alright”, and wakes up to an empty bed in “Only a Dream”. --Danny McCloskey, Alternate Root Magazine

 

“Beth Lee is a seductress with a snarl as she draws love into her flame far enough to leave a mark as she steps on the heart trailing her around, squashing any hints of something happening in “You Don't Get Me High”. Beth Lee and the Breakups play punk rock for the prairies and open range, honky tonk rock’n’roll made for dance floors and drinking. Train track beats signal “Belleville County Line” as it rattles by while ”Thick of It” inhabits a CCR-rhythm and the title track slows to a desert dry shuffle warning on a whisper to “Keep Your Mouth Shut”.

--Danny McCloskey, Alternate Root Magazine

 

“Beth Lee and the Breakups keep it simple, which I appreciate a lot.  The sound is early 60’s garage rock adapted to modern times.  The sound sets the stage for Beth Lee’s vocals which range from waifish and tender to chew-you-up-and-spit-you-out.  She sells every song with heart, soul, and a coy wink that keeps you hanging on every word” --Calvin Powers, WHUP, Americana Music Show

 

Beth Lee’s rock & roll, is simple and straight-forward. It’s a retro-roots-rock sound, but not nostalgic. It’s music designed to frame her voice which is clear and strong and full of conviction, even when she’s singing about heartache and woe." --Calvin Powers, WHUP, Americana Music Show

 

“Beth Lee and the Breakups are an Austin based roots rock band.  They keep it simple, which I appreciate a lot.  The sound is early 60’s garage rock adapted to modern times.  The sound sets the stage for Beth Lee’s vocals which range from waifish and tender to chew-you-up-and-spit-you-out.  She sells every song with heart, soul, and a coy wink that keeps you hanging on every word”.

--Calvin Powers, WHUP, Americana Music Show

 

“Beth Lee and the Breakups is one of my favorite rock & roll bands. Their sound is very retro roots rock but at the same time, Beth has a very modern edgy angst in her vibe that's very appealing. I don't know how she does it”.

--Calvin Powers, WHUP, Americana Music Show

 

Venues Performed:

The Little Longhorn Saloon - Austin, TX

The Blackheart - Austin, TX

Saxon Pub - Austin, TX

Continental Club - Austin, TX

Knuckleheads Saloon - Kansas City, MO

Coda Concert House - Joplin, MO

Honkytonk BBQ - Chicago, IL

Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS

Replay Lounge - Lawrence, KS

Mercury Lounge - Tulsa, OK

Red Brick Bar - Norman, OK

Legendary Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor - Franklin, TN

Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge - Nashville, TN

Third Street Dive - Louisville, KY

Down One Bourbon Bar - Louisville, KY

Skinny Dennis - Brooklyn, NY

Hometown BBQ - Brooklyn, NY

The Bridge - Jefferson City, MO

San Loo - St. Louis, MO

Blue Canoe - Tupelo, MS

Cowgirl BBQ - Santa Fe, NM

Taos Inn - Taos, NM

Tractor Brewing - Albuquerque, NM

High Desert Brewing Co - Las Cruces, NM

La Cocina - Tuscon, AZ

Starlight Theatre - Terlingua, TX

Lost Horse Saloon - Alpine, TX

Balcony Backstage - Durango, CO

Little Bear Saloon - Evergreen, CO

Black Nugget Saloon - Carbondale, CO

The Washington - Burlington, IA

Des Moines Social Club - Des Moines, IA

Midway Tavern - Mishawaka, IN

Fred’s Texas Cafe - Fort Worth, TX

Adair’s Saloon - Dallas, TX

D&W Lounge - Houston, TX

Artmospere - Lafayette, LA

Dmac’s - New Orleans, LA

...and many more nationwide

 

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