Stellar vocals, compelling songwriting and a dramatic and engaging stage presence.”

— Vic Bell, Artistic Director, Nickelodeon Music Club

Beth Portman is a storyteller, presenting her personal perspective on life and love through original lyrics and engaging music. Inspired by the musical styles of the early to mid-20th century, Portman's music has been described as clever, touching and sassy. 
 
As a solo performer, Portman builds rhythmic layers using suitcases and their contents to support her original songs, vocals, ukulele and guitar work. It's a contemporary twist on her vintage vibe sound that's creative, playful and in the moment.
 

Portman also performs with her band 'The Good Find'. Instrumentation ranges from an acoustic bass and guitar duo to an expanded version with a female vocalist and or drummer, who, along with Portman, incorporates percussion through suitcases, picnic baskets and mint boxes.

Based in Edmonton, Portman has performed across Alberta in an assortment of venues that include the Arden Theatre, Horizon Stage, the Nickelodeon Folk Club, the Bailey Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park's Capitol Theatre as well as numerous performances for the Secret Streetcar Concerts and Battle River Railway Excursions.  

Coming up!

Canada Day, July 1- Beth will be down in Old Strathcona busking at the Sands On Whyte festival from 12-12:40. Come join her as well as many other performers during this festival that celebrates sculptural creations in sand.

Aug. 3- Beth and Kevin will be performing on the train station platform for the 100th anniversary celebrations for Forestburg, Alberta. Time TBA

Sept. 19- Beth will be back hosting her monthly 'Birdie on a Branch's' music night at Woodrack Cafe. This evening's featured 'Birdie' will be singer songwriter Jessica Heinne. Learn more on our Birdie on a Branch page.

Live Music at EIA - Look for Beth performing in Edmonton International Airport's Central Hall after going through security. If you've got time, grab a coffee and seat and take in a mini-concert. June dates: June 10, 3-6pm and June 24, 7-9am.

Photography by Ayman Kallousa

Photography by Ayman Kallousa

Beth Portman & the Good Find - live performance (quartet)