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Beth DeSombre: Bio

Beth DeSombre (pronunciation: de-SOM-bree) writes songs that are "smart and uplifting...focusing on the quiet meaning to be found in ordinary life" (Sing Out! Magazine), exploring issues from the personal to the political. Her music touches both mind and heart, with insights wrapped in melody and harmony that stay with you after the echoes of the last chorus have faded away.


Her 2017 EP, Resistance, reached #10 on the folk charts (with two top-10 songs). This EP, with songs written in response to the current political situation, is a fundraiser for the ACLU. Her 2016 CD, I Was Here, was produced by Sean Staples, and includes guest appearances by Tracy Grammer, Vance Gilbert, Laura Cortese, and other music luminaries. She has played primarily in New England, with brief forays further afield. Her songs have been honored in national and international songwriting contests. An award-winning writer in many formats, her most recent (eighth) book was published by Oxford University Press.