Betty Soo performs with Sam Baker and Doug Cox in Nanaimo

Betty Soo performs with Sam Baker and Doug Cox in Nanaimo

Blues players warm up before MusicFest

Betty Soo, Sam Baker and Doug Cox perform in Nanaimo prior to annual Island festival

Who, in her right mind, drops out of graduate school, chucks a mortgage-paying day job and empties her savings account to launch a music career at the ripe age of 26  – within weeks of writing her first song?

Betty Soo, that’s who.

It worked out OK in the end. Or rather, it’s working out for her, given the Austin-based singer-songwriter is eight years into said music career and shows no signs of stopping – not with half a dozen albums to her name. With hindsight, the craziest thing about her decision was she didn’t do it sooner. But sometimes the pressure of procrastination breeds the best art, as discovered by happy accident with the first song she ever wrote.

Soo performs with Sam Baker and Doug Cox at Diners Rendezvous in a show billed as a warmup to Vancouver Island MusicFest. Since the annual festival in the Comox Valley is sold out, it’s the only chance Islanders without tickets will have to see the trio perform.

Soo, Baker and Cox perform Tuesday (July 3) at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $20/advance; $22/door.

Please call 250-740-1133 for tickets and reservations.

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