Songwriter Showcase Series: Beth James

Sep 11, 2023
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Every Monday night we offer patrons the special opportunity to join us as Poodies transforms from Honky Tonk to Listening Room. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy hearing two very talented Songwriters swap songs and the stories that inspire them.

Monday nights are also steak nights on the Hilltop. Come on out and enjoy a juicy Ribeye with all the fixings and enjoy listening to some of the best original music in Texas.
Join us for steak night and a new edition of Songwriter Showcase every Monday at 6:30pm.
We’ll see you soon on the Hilltop!

Beth // James is an indie-Americana duo from Austin, Texas made up of award-winning singer-songwriters Mikaela and Jordan Burchill. After two dazzling EPs, and their original song, “Lion Eyes” in Spike Lee’s Academy Award-winning feature film ‘BlacKkKlansman’, the duo is back with their debut album “Get Together”, recorded and produced by James Petralli of White Denim.

Singing about the dog of their dreams, an ill-fated group tattoo, and saved voicemails of a lost loved one, Beth // James wields poignant everyday details to chronicle both the most carefree, and most challenging themes of their career. It’s an album that spans genres, hopping from gaze-to-infinity Americana twang, to twinkling vintage-inflected indie pop, to hold-your-lighter-to-the-air love songs.

Mixing musical traditions is natural for the newly married duo, who first met at the University of North Texas’s prestigious jazz program, and cut their teeth on jazz guitar and vocals. Both highly accomplished players, Jordan and Mikaela are deeply embedded in the Austin music scene, and have gathered a constellation of like-minded friends who contribute throughout the record. Jordan has been a collaborator of Austin psych-rockers White Denim in the past, and their shared love of jazz, great songwriting, and all things guitar proved to be a perfect fit. “We listened to so many records together throughout the recording process”says Mikaela, “and spent a ton of time just talking about life and guzzling coffee.”

The storied Poodie’s Roadhouse, a legendary Lake Travis live music, dancehall & restaurant, offers the best in live music entertainment.