It's all about chords and notes. And real voices singing real melodies and harmonies. It's stomping feet, hitting boxes, and shaking shakers to the sounds ringing out of acoustic guitars.
And there are ghosts in the music. Sometimes they whisper. Once in a while they scream. Always asking, "Do you remember?" "How does it feel?" or "Can you take me there?" 
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter is a band project made up of Steve and Meredith Roth. What started as a shared love for bending wire over wood eventually became a shared love. Period. Their journey has led them from the rustbelt open mics and two-for-one barrooms of Buffalo, to the Biblebelt stages of Nashville where every microphone tastes like whiskey and every songwriter has a song about whiskey. From the vows exchanged in a Tennessee coffeehouse, they found there's no line that's been crossed that cannot be uncrossed. Even the one that runs back North.
Drawing on the influences of roots rock (with some folk and Americana thrown in), they create music and sing songs that are earthy and minimalist, broken and redemptive, emotionally unstable and always grounded on a firm foundation.
 
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Previous events

Date Event Location
Steve & MJ Parings Wine Bar, Williamsville, NY 14221 Parings Wine Bar, Williamsville, NY 14221
Steve Roth Clarence Center Coffee Co., Clarence Center, NY Clarence Center Coffee Co., Clarence Center, NY
Live @ Lyrics Restaurant Lyrics Restaurant, Franklin, Tennessee Lyrics Restaurant, Franklin, Tennessee
Live @ the Bunganut Pig The Bunganut Pig, Franklin, Franklin, Tennessee The Bunganut Pig, Franklin, Franklin, Tennessee
Live @ Forestview Restaurant Forest view Restaurant, Depew, NY Forest view Restaurant, Depew, NY
Live @ Penny Lane Café Penny Lane Cafe, Clarence, New York Penny Lane Cafe, Clarence, New York
rothsongs.com Lyrics Restaurant, Franklin, TN Lyrics Restaurant, Franklin, TN
Hangman's Beautiful Daughter @ Brennans Bowery Brennans Bowery, Williamsville, NY 14221 Brennans Bowery, Williamsville, NY 14221
Steven Roth solo @the Irishman The Irishman Pub, Williamsville, NY 14221i The Irishman Pub, Williamsville, NY 14221i
Steven Roth solo @the Irishman The Irishman Pub, Williamsville, NY 14221i The Irishman Pub, Williamsville, NY 14221i
Steven Roth solo @Forestview Forestview Restaurant, Depew, NY Forestview Restaurant, Depew, NY
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter @Hops n Vines Hops n Vines, Lewiston, New York Hops n Vines, Lewiston, New York
Steven Roth solo @the Irishman The Irishman Pub, Williamsville, NY 14221 The Irishman Pub, Williamsville, NY 14221
 —  — Hangman's Beautiful Daughter Showcase @ the Forvm The Forvm, Buffalo, NY, Buffalo The Forvm, Buffalo, NY, Buffalo
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter Parings Wine Bar, Williamsville, NY 14221 Parings Wine Bar, Williamsville, NY 14221
Parings Wine Bar Parings Wine Bar, Williamsville, NY 14221 Parings Wine Bar, Williamsville, NY 14221
Aloft Hotel Aloft Hotel, Franklin, TN Aloft Hotel, Franklin, TN
Aloft Hotel Aloft Hotel, Franklin, TN Aloft Hotel, Franklin, TN
Bunganut Pig Franklin Bunganut Pig Franklin, Franklin, TN Bunganut Pig Franklin, Franklin, TN
Aloft Hotel Aloft Hotel, Franklin, TN Aloft Hotel, Franklin, TN
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Beautiful Addiction is Steve's debut release produced in 2004 with Armand Jon Petri, (The Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs, Sixpence None the Richer, etc.). Simultaneously broken and joyful, the album also features the harmonies of Meredith (MJ) on three of the songs including the critically acclaimed title track. Cuts have been in rotation on traditional and internet radio stations as well as featured on TV promo beds and radio bumps.
(Check it out.)
if I should stumble is the first recording project of Steve and Meredith under the name, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter. Featuring plenty of lush harmonies, the disc is a vulnerable collection of songs about love, failure, doubt, faith and longing set against a folk rock backdrop. Along with originals it also features the Johnny/June Carter Cash duet classic, "Jackson," and the starkly beautiful "Wedding Dress" by Derek Webb.
(Hear some.)
Music available for download here,
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  1. 1 Just a Girl 04:38
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  2. 2 Wear You 03:20
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  3. 3 Wedding Dress 04:27
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  4. 4 What It's Like 05:49
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  5. 5 Beautiful Addiction 05:31
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  6. 6 Give It Up 04:19
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  7. 7 Save Me 02:57
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  8. 8 Closer to the Edge (Steve Delopoulos cover) 02:56
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