BettySoo, one of Austin, Texass favorite female voices pairs with Canadas Dobro Master Doug Cox for an intimate, powerful album, Lie to Me. Austins darling BettySoo and British Columbias dobro extraordinaire Doug Cox seem to be an unlikely pairing of singers/musicians. Their paths crossed when both were teaching guitar in Alaska last summer at an acoustic camp and in no time a musical bond was formed. Out of their meeting and continued friendship comes ACROSS THE BORDERLINE. With two voices, a guitar and Dobro, Across the Borderline hails a salute to the songs and songwriters they admire, some of whom they know. The record we did and the tour we are about to embark on, pay homage to songs and their stories that we love and feel are in danger of disappearing if we all dont help keep them alive, says Doug Cox. Their passion shines on songs that include Guy Clarks Dublin Blues, Betty Elders Light in Your Window, Doug Sahms Louis Riel and Jane Siberrys You Dont Need.
"The pairing works well on this set of covers, Cox's guitar sharpening the edge of Soo's voice, while her singing brings out the lyricism of her playing."
-- Q ***