Songs

Mahogany Hawk

by Beth Wimmer

Released 2015
Released 2015
here is Mahogany Hawk, my new single...

want to honor nature with me? i am pleased to share in a song my feeling that nature and creatures - in particular this beautiful hawk - are clean, simpler, and more pure and natural than being human.
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    Mahogany Hawk

    Mahogany Hawk  **  Words and Music by Beth Wimmer  c2015

     

    Mahogany Hawk in the treetop staring me down

    your eyes reflect light from the skyline   wings downy brown

    i see you circling high over my town

    you keep your calm in the sky, scanning the ground

     

    ooh you're so good at what you do

    humanity's so complicated  i wish i were you

     

    Mahogany Hawk in the vineyard looking so fine

    i see your life as a clean one, nothing like mine

    you've only a few simple needs and the patience of saints

    actions based purely on spirit, not greed or hate

     

    ooh your moment is now, each second is new

    society's hurried and wasteful  i wish i were you

     

    oooooh    oooooh   oooooh

     

    Mahogany Hawk at the highway as i'm passin' by

    my heart is glad to imagine you're here at my side

    consumed by calls coffee contracts and video cams

    at times i lose faith in the nature of who i am

     

    ooh but you've known your place from the moment you flew

    humanity's so complicated   i wish i were you

     

    most beautiful creature sharp eyes of star gold if i could hold you i'd kiss your wings

    my animal teacher, my avian saint, and prayer of patience and natural things

    most beautiful creature sharp eyes of star gold if i could hold you i'd kiss your wings

    my animal teacher, my avian saint, my prayer of patience and natural things

     

    ooh you're so good at what you do

    humanity's so complicated  i wish i were you

NOTES
here is Mahogany Hawk, my new single! (October 27, 2015)

want to honor nature with me? i am pleased to share in a song my feeling that nature and creatures - in particular this beautiful hawk - are clean, simpler, and more pure and natural than being human. LYRICS and LINER NOTES...

MAHOGANY HAWK - Words and Music by Beth Wimmer c2015
Beth Wimmer - acoustic guitar and vocals / David Raven - doumbek
recorded and mixed by David Raven at Honky Abbey studio in Los Angeles, California

Mahogany Hawk in the treetop staring me down
your eyes reflect light from the skyline wings downy brown
i see you circling high over my town
you keep your calm in the sky, scanning the ground

ooh you're so good at what you do
humanity's so complicated i wish i were you

Mahogany Hawk in the vineyard looking so fine
i see your life as a clean one, nothing like mine
you've only a few simple needs and the patience of saints
actions based purely on spirit, not greed or hate

ooh your moment is now, each second is new
society's hurried and wasteful i wish i were you

oooooh oooooh oooooh

Mahogany Hawk at the highway as i'm passin' by
my heart is glad to imagine you're here at my side
consumed by calls coffee contracts and video cams
at times i lose faith in the nature of who i am

ooh but you've known your place from the moment you flew
humanity's so complicated i wish i were you

most beautiful creature sharp eyes of star gold if i could hold you i'd kiss your wings
my animal teacher, my avian saint, and prayer of patience and natural things
most beautiful creature sharp eyes of star gold if i could hold you i'd kiss your wings
my animal teacher, my avian saint, my prayer of patience and natural things

ooh you're so good at what you do
humanity's so complicated i wish i were you


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about Beth Wimmer and her music... (auf Deutsch, bitte sehen Sie unten...)

"...she has the sass to match the sweet." ~ Mike Davies, NetRhythms UK

"An honest voice, full of heart and soul and incredible songs." ~ Swa, ROOTSVILLE.be, Belgium

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Hi, I'm Beth Wimmer, and i thank you for taking a moment to read about me and my music...

At the moment i play a lot of live shows, as a solo artist and with various other talented friends, in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, and sometimes my dear old USA. i'm writing new songs as well with no set plans for recording my next album, but plans to record songs individually when the time and places present themselves.

Autumn 2011 saw the release of my third, full-length album "Ghosts & Men", which continues to receive praise and airplay in Europe and the USA. "Ghosts & Men" was recorded in Como, Italy, with multi-instrumentalist Damiano Della Torre, a native of that beautiful region.

I was born in New York state, the youngest of five children. i grew up in rural Massachusetts close to the woods, the Merrimac River and Atlantic Ocean - with dogs, cats, ducks, my brother, three sisters, and our poet-artist, 9am-5pm-working single mom.

My very funny, bright blue-eyed, guitar-pluckin' Grampa, Robert Croston, was my darling. (see his picture in my 'Photos' section.)

My brother and sisters got into rock and roll and all its side effects when I was about five years old. I saw my mom cry quite a few times, but thankfully, laugh a lot more...

My destiny was put into place when i couldn't stop listening to The Who, Heart, Jethro Tull, Bruce Springsteen... i dreamed of being a singer in a rock band. i created an entire stage play based upon Cat Stevens' "Tea For the Tillerman" album. The Pretenders and Led Zeppelin became essential to my survival as a teenager.

At 18 i moved to southern California, where my father lived. i sang harmonies live and in studio with various bands in Hollywood, but i continually had an ache to be my own songwriter, my own voice.

I met and fell in love with a swampy-rock band in LA: Mojo Monkeys. they broke my heart and inspired me to write songs.

I picked up the broken guitar i'd had for years and i started playing with it. words poured out of me and they never did stop. i cried, sang, and strummed. three chords. then five. now i think i know a good 8 or 9 chords. ;~)

First came my all-acoustic CD called 'beth wimmer'. it was mainly for my mom to hear what i was writing. that collection is available still on CD Baby - www.cdbaby.com/cd/beth2 - and it pleases me greatly that people continually download the songs from my first release.

I wrote constantly and to my sheer delight, the guys in Mojo Monkeys played on my next CDs. drummer David Raven co-produced, and i was blessed to have Billy Watts playing electric guitar, and Taras Prodaniuk play bass on my records!

My first, full-length album "Live Within Live Without" was released in 2004. it was exactly the album i wanted to make, a dream come true. and thank the gods it was to the liking of many people around the globe.

In 2006 i made an EP. i had a smokin' rock song ready called "Self Righteous Son Of A Bitch". i entered "S.O.B." in some contests and the song has won awards and lots of airplay.

2008 saw the release of my full-length "Miracle Girl" CD. again, co-produced with Raven and with the talents of Watts and Prodaniuk, now my dear friends. this album felt like my soul growing older, more joyful, with more compassion.

I took "Miracle Girl" with me to Switzerland in 2008 - toured, had an amazing time! in 2009 and 2010 i was honored with praise from the Europe music world: they wrote about "Miracle Girl", said it was a great album! they played it on the radio and offered me more shows.

Now i write, sing, tour in Europe and beyond. i meet interesting people, eat the best chocolate and drink delicious wines. i love seeing so much more of this globe than just sunny California, which is still always sweetly just beneath my skin.

I feel special, but i know i'm just lucky. i'm happy. i'm healthy. i love humanity even though the most powerful and famous people mainly just sadden and bewilder me. a lot of things break my heart, but everything inspires me.

Once again, i thank you for reading. more information than you can possibly imagine is below. :-)

ciao!! Love, beth

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"Wimmer unleashes painterly-like observations packaged amidst some of the catchiest hooks this side of Elvis Costello." - T. Reilly, Primerica Music Review, USA

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Über Beth:

Aufgewachsen in der Nähe von Boston, von ihren älteren Geschwistern mit Janis Joplin und Neil Young infiziert, zog es Beth Wimmer mit 18 Jahren nach Süd-Kalifornien. Hier fand sie den perfekten Nährboden für ihre Inspiration. Unter der Anleitung von Roots-Rocker David Raven und Billy Watts (Keith Richards, Norah Jones. Dixie Chicks, Eric Burdon) feilte sie an ihrer Bühnenpräsenz und perfektionierte ihr Songwriting.

Beth schreibt mit viel Fingerspitzengefühl und Humor Songs über Menschen, das Leben, Träume und die Tücken der Liebe… Letztere zogen sie vor sieben Jahren dauerhaft in die Schweiz.

Mit ihrer warmen eindringlichen Stimme und dem Mix aus Blues/Folk und Americana gewann Beth die Herzen des Europäischen Publikums schnelI für sich. Nach zwei veröffentlichen Alben in den USA, läutete “Ghosts and Men”, eine neue Ära ihres musikalischen Schaffens diesseits des großen Teiches ein.Von Kritikern hoch gelobt, und im Radio gerne gespielt, fand man einige ihrer Songs unter anderem bei namhaften Song-Wettbewerben unter den Finalisten wieder!

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