Beth // James is an alternative indie folk duo from Austin, Texas made up of singer-songwriters Jordan Burchill and Mikaela Kahn. Their haunting harmonies, moody guitar, and thoughtful lyrics create a captivating atmosphere. The pair met in 2008 while studying music at the University of North Texas. They quickly realized their musical chemistry and began playing together with various bands all over Texas. They’ve recorded albums, and performed everywhere from the Granada in Dallas to The Triple Door in Seattle, and The Gallery (at The Continental Club) in Austin. But now they’ve come together with their own unique expression of Americana. A blend of modern folk, mindful pop, and lush soundscapes.
Each are highly acclaimed songwriters and performers in their own right. Jordan won the John Lennon Songwriting Battle of the Bands competition at the age of 18. He’s also toured the country with his own music and is a sought after guitar player for famous R&B artists like Ndambi and Avant. Mikaela has been a finalist in singer-songwriter competitions like the Telluride Troubadour Competition, Kerrville New Folk Competition, and Mountain Stage NewSong Contest (Southwest region). She is an in-demand vocalist and has sung background vocals for R&B diva, Chrisette Michele, and pop star Ben Folds.
Together Jordan & Mikaela are writing new music, recording, and playing shows.