This story is featured in CityBeat's Sept. 20 print edition.
A musically and visually engaging set of honest, heartfelt songs is what local singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paige Beller will bring to Northside Tavern on Sept. 22. Surrounded by a modern art-like display of musical instruments and pedals, Beller delivers her songs in real time by playing and layering each instrument on her own, giving her soulful and honest music an artsy and virtuosic aesthetic.
Since childhood, Beller has been exploring every aspect of songwriting. Always in a state of evolution, her music and live performances have grown into an artistic statement that draws the listener in. Citing artists like Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis, Feist, Fiona Apple and Carnage the Executioner, Beller has developed a style that encapsulates who she is as a songwriter and performer. “There are hints of Brandi Carlile as well,” Beller tells CityBeat, in discussing her influences. “I remember hearing an interview where she (Carlile) talks about how she allows herself to be dramatic. And that really stuck with me.”
Beller is currently recording and mixing several new songs that will ultimately become the follow-up to her album, I’ll Be Better, released in 2021 via the indie label SofaBurn Records. She’s also writing and recording material with local band Dustbin, which will be released sometime in the near future. Having recently returned from a European tour, playing guitar with the band Decent Criminal, Paige is mostly concentrating on creating new music, but she does have a few shows scheduled this fall.
Paige Beller and members of Wussy will join Maura Weaver in support of Weaver’s solo album release show at Northside Tavern on Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. Info: northsidetav.com.
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