Beth Orton is a BRIT award–winning English singer-songwriter, known for her ‘folktronica’ sound, which mixes elements of folk and electronica. She was initially recognized for her collaborations with William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers in the mid-1990s. Orton’s first solo release was “Superpinkymandy”, in 1993. Her second solo album, “Trailer Park”, garnered much critical acclaim in 1996. Orton developed a devoted audience with the release of the albums “Central Reservation” (1999) and the 2002 UK top 10 album, “Daybreaker”. In her 2006 release, “Comfort of Strangers”, she moved towards a more folk-based sound and away from the electronic sound of her past albums.