Raised in Texas by Korean immigrant parents, BettySoo grew up with the Great American songbook, country radio, and Texas songwriting legends. If Heat Sin Water Sin (2009) with Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams) built an international audience, When We’re Gone (2014) firmed her place in the first rank of songwriters today.
She’s won awards and played festivals/shows: Kerrville, MountainStage, SXSW, Kerrville, Calgary, E-Town, WoodSongs, BBC2/Bob Harris. Pre-pandemic, BettySoo toured solo, as a member of Nobody’s Girl, and with Bonnie Whitmore nationally supporting James McMurtry.
Live-streaming, BettySoo cuts a unique path: establishing authentic connection, encouraging compassion, and meriting listening.
“BettySoo may well have the most gorgeous voice in Texas… if not in all contemporary folk – its purity and strength can be downright devastating.” – ACOUSTIC GUITAR