Wednesday, October 14, 2015

BeThisBell Selected for CMJ Music Marathon 2015

Oklahoma-based psychedelic/punk/indie rock band BeThisBell ( is honored to announce that it has been officially chosen as a showcase performer at the esteemed and influential upcoming CMJ Music Marathon 2015 conference ( The band was hand picked out of thousands of bands across the country and Internationally. CMJ, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, is New York City's most expansive music event with a decades-long tradition of pioneering the best new music from all over the world and curating top talent in emerging culture.

BeThisBell is led by local Humboldt County, California singer/songwriter/guitarist Beth Bell (, a multi-talented, multi-medium trans artist whose various music releases, artist collaborations and recently published books have earned her increasing praise from critics and fans around the world. Born as a young boy named Bill in Columbus, GA, Beth grew up in the US and Europe through school, college and law school as boy. And now, as a woman, Beth is an accomplished musician with a library of diverse yet equally compelling recordings. Beth's gift as a songwriter and infectious live performances mix elements of both genders. Joining Beth as part of the BeThisBell touring band and at CMJ are Blaise Thompson (Lead Guitars, Vocals), Justin Hobart-Brown (Bass Guitars, Vocals) and Brian Rundus (Drums).

As an exclusive CMJ conference showcase artist, the band will perform at Muchmore's Brooklyn music venue ( on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 p.m. -10:45 p.m. The band's official CMJ artist page can be found at:!programmation=artist$bethisbell/4763

Leading up to and following CMJ, the band will be performing several live dates in the Midwest stretching from the band's Oklahoma base all the way up to New York state - and back. The official CMJ Tour dates, including various additional New York area shows, are as follows:
10/10 8pm - Springfield, MO @ Nathan P Murphy's (218 S. Campbell Ave.)
10/12 7:30pm - Eaton, OH @ Taffy's (123 E. Main St.)
10/13 9pm - New Hope, PA @ John & Peter's (96 S. Main St.)
10/14 9pm - Elmhurst, NY @ Blackthorn 51 (80-12 51st Ave.)
10/15 10pm - New York, NY @ Otto's Shrunken Head (538 E 14th St.)
10/16 9pm - Lake Como, NJ @ Paul's Tavern (1705 Main St, Belmar)
10/17 10pm - Brooklyn, NY (OFFICIAL CMJ SHOWCASE) @ Muchmore's (2 Havemeyer St.)
10/21 8pm - Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM Performance Lab (329 E. Sheridan Ave.)

As part of the tour, Beth Isbell - also know as her author name of Sarah Isbell - will be promoting her two recent book releases, "The Broken Whale", a short book of highly-imaginative, vivid poetry, and her quirky illustrated children's book, "The Book of Green Goo". The following book signing dates will be interspersed with the music tour dates:
10/15 1pm - Jersey City, NJ - BOOK EVENT @ Downtown Yogurt (126 Newark Ave.)
10/18 5pm - Pittsburgh, PA - BOOK EVENT @ Biddle's Escape (401 Biddle Ave.)
10/21 1pm - Oklahoma City, OK - BOOK EVENT @ Bricktown Candy Co. (100 E California Ave.)

BeThisBell, the band, recently signed a publishing administration deal with a major publisher (Essex/David Bowie) on the strength of its first album (2014) and recent follow-up EP (2015). The band is currently recording a new album with Grammy-winning producer Trent Bell in Norman, Oklahoma. Beth Bell is a graduate of the highly-regarded Oklahoma music college The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO.)

For all requests for interviews, images and/or copies of BeThisBell albums or Beth's book releases, please contact Jory White with Vesperize PR:

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