Friday, October 19 at 7:30PM
Multi-award winners Bettman & Halpin have a well-earned reputation for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals. Their concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter. The Pasadena Star calls them “storytellers in the fireside tradition”. Bettman & Halpin create an authentic connection with their audience. And they have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as for their hooky whole-hearted songs and instrumental wizardry.
Bettman & Halpin have been touring as a duo since 2008 and can be found performing at various arts centers throughout the US as well as some of the biggest Folk and Bluegrass Festivals. Their music creates a fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound far greater than the sum of its parts: taking the listener from up-tempo down home fiddlin’ to soufulk sorrowfulo ballads, to super hooky folk/pop with catchy melodies and lyrics.
…emotive, Joan Baez-inspired vocals, award-winning fiddle playing, head-spinning mandolin and guitar picking, and velvety, close harmonies…
– Music News Nashville
Here is a video of Bettman & Halpin performing their song Bluestem.