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Biography

Beth Jeans Houghton (born 1990) is an English singer-songwriter from Newcastle upon Tyne. During her career she has garnered a reputation as an antidote to other acoustic songstresses. With her alternative blend of experimental folk, Houghton has been hailed by the NME in 2008 as "a Joni Mitchell for the anti-folk generation". In 2012, the album, Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose, was released as Beth Jeans Houghton & the Hooves of Destiny.

With influences ranging from Frank Zappa, Vashti Bunyan, Four Tet and Love, Houghton has cultivated a sound that is truly her own. Since her first performance in August 2006, Houghton has played alongside a diverse collection of artists such as Imogen Heap, Fionn Regan, Jeffrey Lewis, Scott Matthews, Josephine Foster, White Magic, King Creosote, Alasdair Roberts, PG Six, Dead Meadow, Voice of the Seven Woods, Tom Brosseau, St Vincent, Euros Childs, Diane Cluck, Jack Savoretti and Stephen Fretwell amongst others. At last years Greenman Festival Devendra Banhart invited Houghton to play one of her songs during his set on the main stage to an 8000 strong crowd describing her as, 'very lovely, a musical magician'.

Houghton has a track on ‘We Are All Circling The Stars' (compilation - Cosmos Recordings) and another on ‘Bearded Ladies Vol II' (compilation –Bird/Finders Keepers) released in 2008.

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