Betty Soo and Doug Cox 'Across The Borderline/Lie To Me' Self-release

This duo consists for Austin based solo artist Betty Soo and Canadian dobro player Doug Cox. They met in Alaska and began to collaborate together and the result is Across The Borderline a clear bell like voice a guitar and a resophonic guitar are at the heart of these songs. Song the duo have selected form writers they both admire including Loudon Wainwright 111 (Be Careful There's A Baby In The House), Jane Siberry's You Don't Need as well as Butch Hancock (Boxcars). Both sing lead and harmony and give these lesser know songs a simple, subtle and seductive reading that makes you re-hear the songs. Big Cheeseburgers (And Good French Fries) is a duet on one of the late Blazey Foley's lauded songs. Louis Reil is a Doug Sham song is a song about the little known Canadian folk hero and it is a fine tribute to both the subject and the author of the song. It is an album highlight with it's memorable melody, chorus and guitar. Perhaps the best know song to many would be either Wainwrights or the album closer their poignant version of Guy Clark's Dublin Blues that provides what is arguably Soo's most affecting vocal on the album. This is an example of music close to it's purest form and because of that it relies on a human reaction to it's basic humanity which will cross many borderlines.