Betty Soo and Doug Cox – Across The Borderline : Lie To Me (2011)
Lie To Meis BettySoo & Doug Cox’s first duo album, released in Summer 2011. Most tracks are live off the floor, cut in one live take,with BettySoo (from Austin, TX) on guitar and Doug Cox (from Vancouver Island, BC) on Dobro.They met in Alaska, teaching at a guitar camp, and found they had a shared love of great songs and songwriters, many of whom were unknown to their friends there.
Bettysoo’s voice is strong, feminine, and mesmerizing, and Doug Cox’ guitar riffs are a perfect complement, soulful, tight, and clear. The CD a set of well chosen covers that highlight the duo’s strengths and range from old-school Doug Sahm to more modern fare like Jane Siberry. Highlights for me are “Lie To Me,” and “Boxcars.”