Beth Marlin

Beth Marlin

 San Francisco, California, USA
SoloFolkCountry

Singer/Songwriter Beth Marlin performs as a solo act, duo with guitarist Gary Zellerbach, or as a full band, depending on the gig. Beth is the lead vocalist, songwriter, and plays many stringed instruments including guitar (acoustic and electric), banjo-uke, baritone uke, and soprano uke. Her 7th album, RAILROAD was released Summer 2016.

Biography

In the 90's Beth Marlin was known a "Bethie", BMG recording artist for kids.  She has won numerous awards for her albums, including Parents' Choice gold and silver.  Favorite gig of all time...her White House performance,  Easter '94.  Writing credits include Disney TV, Sesame Street Live, Olsen Twins video, and the music for the best selling educational software, Knowledge Adventure's Jumpstart Pre-School and Pre-K.  Beth is releasing her 7th album of original songs for adults in the folk/country genre Summer 2016, called, RAILROAD.  She lives in San Francisco, and is being booked by local promoter, KC Turner and New Leaf Talent.  From festivals such as San Francisco's Yerba Buena Night and Bazaar Stock, to small clubs, Beth is performing all over the Bay Area as a solo artist or with her band. Touring is happening as well.

Lyrics

I'm A Stranger

Written By: Beth Marlin

I went back to the town where I was born
All my friends have moved away
And the furniture looks worn
Seems I've disappeared without a trace
I'm a stranger in an old familiar place.

I'm a stranger.

Went to the bar where we had our last drink
We were young, in love, flat broke I think
If you came around the corner
Would I recognize your face?
I'm a stranger in an old familiar place.

I'm a stranger.

Think it's true, you can never go home
Keep it in your heart wherever you may roam
We're a fickle lot, this human race
I'm a stranger in an old familiar place.

I'm a stranger.

Califor-ni-an

Written By: Beth Marlin

I was a young girl livin' in New York
Didn't have a boyfriend, didn't own a fork
Said to myself, "Gas up the van.
I wanna be a Califor-ni-an.

I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be a Califor-ni-an.

I took my guitar to L.A.
Played every dive a girl can play
But I don't wanna be no flash in the pan
I wanna be a Califor-ni-an

I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be a Califor-ni-an.

If I knew then what I know today
I Might have gone a different way
I work real hard, hard as I can
I wanna be a Califor-ni-an

I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be a Califor-ni-an

Discography

 1990 Sam The Snake (Parents Choice Gold Award), 1991 Tied Together With Love (Silver), 1992 Bethie's Really Silly Songs About Animals (BMG), 1993 Bethie's Really Silly Songs About Numbers (BMG), 1993 Bethie's Really Silly Clubhouse (movie, BMG),  2007 Let Me In (singer/songwriter, independent), 2014 Blackbird (spring release)