Beth McKee has lived through the South from Mississippi to New Orleans, through Florida and Texas, and has known both the joys and hard times that are necessary to create great music. She brings her full-hearted voice to her latest release “Next To Nowhere,” an all-original collection of songs carved from the struggles of real life.
It was tough for her to decide whether to call the record ’Next to Nowhere’ or ‘On the Verge.’ The lyrics to both songs are personal- about returning to a dream after being too afraid to pursue it for a long time and about having the gumption to try again even though the odds are long.
But some fires refuse to be extinguished. Her husband and drummer Juan Perez was a big part of the journey. “It took me awhile to start thinking about getting ‘out there’ again. Juan had been pleading with me to record, so when I finally said ‘let’s do it’ he was thrilled– that’s when we recorded ‘I’m That Way.’ It had more impact than we anticipated– enough to rekindle the dream of playing for audiences everywhere. So, we hit the road.”