From Broken to Beautiful will be released June 9th, 2018, but it is available right now to our $3/month and up supporters on Patreon! Coming soon to iTunes, Amazon, and streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify…
From Broken to Beautiful is Bethany Pedigo’s debut LP with Bad Apple Records. A familiar face, having opened for various acts on our label (and often singing harmony with All Around the Dinner Table), Bethany now leaves her own footprint with this strong collection of songs. Here you will celebrate and wrestle with concepts of family, God, abuse, death, and complicated relationships. From vulnerable acoustic tracks like “Taylor’s Song (When the Lights Go Out)” or “Not Too Far” to catchy-yet-complex pop rock tunes like “Ravish My Heart” or “A Million Times,” Bethany has truly refined her voice with this collection, which we’re proud to help her share with you now.
Early Download on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bethany-pedigo-19102972 Available June 9th from Bad Apple Records: http://badapplerecords.net/product/bethany-pedigo-from-broken-to-beautiful-lp
Two summers ago, my husband took me to Chicago to make one of my dreams come true: seeing U2 in concert. On the way, and especially the minutes leading up to the show starting, I began to have little pricks of worry. What if I am disappointed? What if I have looked forward to this for twenty-eight years and it’s not as great as I think it is? Will this drive/ticket price/two nights in a hotel be ‘worth it’? And then, as I was caught up in the religious experience that a U2 concert is, all of my fears were dashed away and drowned out by the singing.
I feel similarly regarding this album that we are working on. This is a dream in my heart that began twenty years ago. Many times during those years, this dream nearly died. I tried to make it happen on four separate occasions and the project was shelved due to lack of finances, time, moving, and unreliable people. Then, after a wilderness period that nearly killed me, I found myself in Bowling Green talking to Brandon one day about writing music, playing music, really about loving music.
Now, as I am recording and planning arrangements, music videos, cover art and launch parties, I am having similar pricks of worry mixed with elation. Will this be as great as I think it can be? Will this be worth all of the time and heart and effort and tears that went into writing these songs over the past twenty years? My great hope is that the answer will be drowned out by all the singing.
Stay Tuned for Bethany Pedigo’s Debut LP Early 2018
Bethany is new to the Bad Apple Records family, but she’s been performing solo and as part of All Around the Dinner Table’s live band since Summer of 2016.
Stay tuned for updates concerning her debut LP, which will be produced by Brandon Miles from All Around the Dinner Table. For now, check out a live recording of “We Break Things” below this blog entry!
My mom says that I sang before I could walk, lying in my crib, humming away. Around the age of four I sang “Blessed Assurance” in front of my dad’s church in Liberia, West Africa, where I lived for seven years. My mother taught me to play guitar when I was fourteen and has sung with me my whole life, her tenor voice melding and warbling around my own and my sister’s. Her mother and father did the same with her, playing piano and banjo and singing at parties and church events. Continue reading Meet Bethany Pedigo
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