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Press Clips

[Coverage of Guest Appearance with Kevin Costner & Modern West]
"...the best segment of the set came when Costner unveiled three songs from his latest album, Famous For Killing Each Other: Music From And Inspired By The Hatfields & McCoys. Costner recently starred in a miniseries about the most epic feud in U.S. history and he also contributed music to the project...Sara Beck, who joined Costner earlier in the set for Let Me Be The One and Top Down, returned to deliver a hauntingly beautiful rendition of I Know These Hills. Beck’s voice is simply magnificent with an incredible range."
Jeff Dedekker, The Leader-Post July 2, 2012

Record Review of Technicolor by Dave Carew for Underground Nashville
"Let me skip the preliminaries: This record is an absolute gem. In a human landscape in which people move through shades of light and shadow—seasons of the soul—Technicolor celebrates that season in which the soul is blessed by affirmation, sensuality, cool sexuality . . . the profound feeling that one is alive and not merely sleepwalking. And it explores that terrain with music that will have you dancing in your kitchen. “Ode to Joy” never did that for you. Listening to stand-out tracks such as “Waterfall Sun” and “Technicolor” is to experience an artist so gifted and assured of her craft that she is able to paint music that sounds like those rare, magical times when the very consciousness of being alive feels like your second glass of wine. “Technicolor” (the song) is especially pertinent as I write this, because it was inspired by Sara’s visit to Washington during the inauguration of President Obama—and the auguries of positive change she felt amid Obama’s people-of-all-colors coalition. Although it’s easy to dismiss songs of this nature (think John Lennon’s “Imagine” or John Mayer’s “Waitin’ on the World to Change”) as utopian and simplistic, the world and its better angels sometimes step up to prove otherwise. When Sara Beck sings “we’re the generation that’s going to change the world,” who, watching peace slowly come to Iraq . . . and freedom slowly flower across the Middle East . . . would dare to argue with her?"

[Coverage of Guest Appearance with Kevin Costner & Modern West]
"For the love song...singer Sara Beck came on stage to duet with Costner. Beck has a beautiful voice, and in her red skirt and black pumps, was in stark contrast to Costner, whose white shirt, black vest, jeans, scruffy face and boots made him look every bit the cowboy. It was clear fans had not yet heard the song when he introduced it, but it was the best song of the set."
Erin Harde, The Leader-Post July 19, 2010

"
Mellow Gold"- Jack Silverman from The Nashville Scene:
On her new album, Music for Lovers and Fighters, Sara Beck conjures a dreamy pop-soul hybrid that's a refreshingly understated alternative to the hyper-emotive, melisma-happy dreck that dominates pop and R&B radio. (People do still listen to radio, right?) It helps that she has a lovely, airy voice that can seduce you without smacking you over the head with a sledgehammer. Hell, don't just take our word for it—Stevie Wonder was so taken with her rendition of “Amazing Grace” at a memorial service that he invited her onstage during his December 2007 Sommet Center show to perform one of her own songs, complete with a Stevie harmonica solo. That song, “To Love Somebody,” is among the 13 mostly upbeat tracks Beck wrote or co-wrote for the album. Other highlights include the horn-punctuated “Pieces of Sunlight,” “Where the Sidewalk Ends” (based on the Shel Silverstein poem of the same name) and “Get Out of My Head,” featuring some trippy touches by her husband/co-producer, Park Chisolm.

December 2, 2007, www.listennashville.com reviews Sara Beck with Stevie Wonder at The Sommet Center

September 6, 2007. Article on Sara Beck in "The View from Ellicott City"

About Susan Haynes version of "Bottle Rocket:"
"...the one two punch that leads off the record makes for such a treat. “Long Way To Memphis” and “Bottle Rocket,” also known as tracks one and two, are exceptional works. The latter is a mid-tempo song with juicy, storytelling meat. It will completely capture your attention, and not only because you can’t wait to find out what happens to Celia and Tyler’s young love. The pacing and structure is so natural and conversational on “Bottle Rocket,” that you’ll have a hard time turning your head, and then an even harder time not hitting the repeat button. Songs like these are few and far between."
www.womenofcountry.com (2006)

"A strong vocalist with ties to the bluegrass of the mountains and the blues of the Mississippi, Beck will, no doubt, soon come into her own. Sensual vocals...and well-orchestrated instrumentation come together in a beautiful meld...whether folky or sexy, Beck's words paint a beautiful picture of life, love, and spirituality that is a welcome change."
TJ Smith, Southeast Performer

 
"Beck's sultry, acoustic Americana genuinely evokes the American landscape-and the world-weary, jaded, still-defiantly-hopeful people inhabiting it...Sara Beck takes us on a mysteriously compelling inner journey-to an evocative place where folk meets blues meets testament."
Dave Carew, www.popshot.net

 
"Beck has a pure, sweet voice reminiscent of Alison Krauss...rack up this CD and think cozy fire, a glass of wine, and loving."
Brad Fischer, Nashville Music Guide