Acclaimed blues artists (and 5 time Best of the Bay winners, Tampa, FL) Betty Fox Band are announcing the January 10, 2020 release of their latest album Peace in Pieces.
Peace in Pieces marks an evolutionary milestone in Betty Fox’s career trajectory as she stands at the precipice of breakout success. Recorded at the soulfully iconic FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and featuring FAME’s legendary, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame organist Spooner Oldham, as well as the highly acclaimed FAME horn section, the 14-track album is brimming with impassioned honesty and spotlights her trademark, unapologetically raw-but-radiant vocals. Peace in Pieces delivers on the anticipation generated by Fox’s last critically-acclaimed, and aptly titled album, 2015’s Slow Burn.
“Sometimes it still feels unbelievable that my dream came true,” says Fox. “The music that has come from this place (FAME Recording Studios) has been a constant source of inspiration to me in my growth as a musician. FAME provided a moving, sonic landscape for us, and we felt honored to have the opportunity to record artistically where so much musical history has been made.” According to American Blues Scene Magazine, “Fox’s singing is a cross between Beth Hart and Etta James, with a touch of Marion James thrown in.” And on Peace in Pieces Fox digs deeper into her blues/gospel/funk roots, elevating the album’s emotional core by offering up her own cathartic, deeply personal and soul-stirring reflections, as evidenced in the autobiographical “Sweet Goodnight”. “My father died young from Lou Gherig’s disease,” says Fox. “He passed away quickly after his diagnosis with this horrible disease. “Sweet Goodnight” was written with the help of my stepmother at their home in the mountains of North Carolina. Sometimes music is the only way we have of connecting with the deepest feelings of mourning and loss. Sharing this process with my stepmother was healing for us both.” Tapping into how music magically connects us is what motivates Betty to perform and create. Since 2012, the Betty Fox Band has performed a series of concerts called the “Good Sunday Revue” that raise money and spread awareness for local charities and use their platform to cultivate a sense of community as a catalyst for generosity through this musical connection. These shows vary in the organizations and causes they benefit. Betty will continue to explore this concept of music and connection for greater good as she embarks on a whirlwind promotional tour to support Peace in Pieces in the upcoming new year.