Beth Kille is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Madison, WI who has been performing her original Americana-rock music and released 18 albums since her career began in 2000. In addition to performing with the Beth Kille Band, she is also a member of the trio Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets and the band Kerosene Kites. When not performing, Beth serves as the Music Director / songwriting instructor for Girls & Ladies Rock Camp Madison, the co-founder/producer of Flannel Fest, and the producer/engineer of her home studio - Studio Gusto.

…and she’s a mom.


She published her first book in December of 2023 called “Embrace Your Authentic Songwriter: How & Why to Play Your Own Tune.” Her mission in life is to inspire all to embrace their creativity and build community through music.


Feel free to reach out to say hello or talk business via email.

Beth Kille’s Music

Beth performs throughout the midwest in multiple ensembles.  Old-school fans may remember her from the days with her rock band Clear Blue Betty (2002-2008). Now, you can find her as a soloist (just her and her guitar), as duo (with award-winning guitarist Michael Tully) and with the full Beth Kille Band (including Michael Mood on bass and Tony Kille on drums).

She is a founding member of the acoustic-pop/Americana trio, Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets (with Shawndell Marks and Jen Farley) who have won numerous awards for their tight three-part harmonies and also offer a special show called “Legends in Harmony: A Tribute The Trio (Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt).”  

Lastly she has a duo project with her songwriter friend Erik Kjelland (of The Mascot Theory) called Kerosene Kites. Kerosene Kites has released two holiday-themed albums (and two non-holiday records) so they tend to hit the road hard in December, but can also perform when it’s not cold and snowing.

These Madison Wisconsin Bands are a must-see for locals and visitors alike!


No matter who she stands beside on stage, Beth is a passionate and engaging performer who enjoys everything from intimate listening rooms, private and corporate events and large festival stages.


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photo credits: Brooke Billick (Beth Kille Band pic left), Jessie Turner (Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets pic center)  and Brooke Billick (Kerosene Kites pic right)

Live Performances and Workshops

“Beth Kille is an accomplished musician who constantly finds ways to help and inspire others.”

Beth’s Book


Embrace Your Authentic Songwriter:

How & Why to Play Your Own Tune

Want to learn more about songwriting?

Order your copy now via BookBaby, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Beth in the News


Full Spirals Podcast with Stacy Parish will air on March 6th, 2024

WVMO the Voice of Monona  interview with Joe at 10pm on Wed February 21, 2024

Wisconsin Public Radio with Kate Archer Kent "The Art & Practice of Songwriting" February 7, 2024

Weekend Perspective with Kitty Dunn from 105.5 MMM on January 28, 2024

Showbiz Buzz with Bruno on January 21, 2024

Wisconsin State Journal “Verona's Beth Kille hopes new book will inspire people to try their hand at songwriting” on January 20, 2024

Max Ink Radio “Musician Turned Author” Interview on December 23, 2023

Writer’s Life Lecture Series at Madison College November 29, 2023 - Watch Beth with co-hosts L. David Hansen, journalism instructor, and Lauren Taillon, journalism student, to discuss the art and craft of songwriting.

Television Wisconsin “Live it Up with Lee & Krista” interview September 2023

Wisconsin Public Radio piece on Girls Rock Camp Madison, August 2023

Madison Magazine, interview with Doug Moe, June 2023

Max Ink Radio interview with Rokker and Jimmy K, May 2023

Brava Magazine Features Beth’s work with Girls Rock Camp Madison March 2022

Full Spirals Podcast, hosted by Stacy Parish September of 2022 Feature’s an in-depth interview with Beth about her musical journey

Beth Kille Band. At first glance, you may not know what to make of them. The farm boy, the quiet intellectual, the ex-Marine, all backing up a wild-haired, shoot-from-the-hip, spirited woman. But then, the show begins, and you know you're about to be wrapped in the arms of a cohesive unit, bonded in the kinship of music. Their style can best be described as Americana-Rock but these dynamic performers can play everything from folk to funk to in-your-face rock.

Check out Beth’s entire music catalogue

18 combined albums and counting!

Gin, Chocolate, and Bottle Rockets

Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets combines the musical styles of three solo-artists-turned-bandmates. Hailing from Southern Wisconsin, Jen Farley, Shawndell Marks and Beth Kille blend their voices into sublime 3-part harmonies, backed by Marks on keyboard, accordion and bass, Kille on guitar and mandolin and Farley on percussion. The Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) has awarded them with the following honors:

  • Marks and Kille with Female Vocalist of the Year

  • GCBR the Blues Song of the Year for their original tune "Flash Flood" in 2019.

  • They were collectively honored with the 2015, 2017, 2020, 2021 and 2023 MAMA Award for Ensemble Vocalists of the Year and inducted into the Hall of Fame now that they’ve amassed five wins in this category.

  • Their sophomore album, entitled “Lean” (2018) won Folk/American Album of the Year


​​When two of Madison, Wisconsin's most prolific and driven songwriters combine forces, anything can happen. After years of co-writing sessions, festival planning, and overall "big idea" cultivating, Beth Kille (of Beth Kille Band and Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets) and Erik Kjelland (of The Mascot Theory) perform as a duo.

In addition to crafting their next albums, they team up as co-founders of Flannel Fest, which celebrated 10 years of raising funds and awareness for the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund, with over $90,000 raised to help keep our Wisconsin neighbors safely in their homes!


Press Kits/Bios

Media pics and full bios available



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2020 - Comet Boy: The Musical - Songs by Jackie Bradley performed by The Comet Boy Band

Comet Boy: The Musical written by Jackie Bradley and friends includes powerful narration and original songs reflecting Bradley’s journey with a dear friend through a mental health journey that ended in suicide. The purpose was to shine a light on the need for suicide prevention. This album captures all the tunes from the production and is not a trudge through sadness, but a showcase of happy, humorous and sad times which ends on a note of hope. Bradley collaborated with Kille and many others to bring this production to life.

“Making music is everything to me”

Beth chats with Heid Music about the bands she has founded, her love of songwriting, Girls Rock Camp, and so much more!

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