Sunday, October 28, 2018
5:00PM to 7:30PM
Bettman & Halpin
River Spirit Music House Concert Series
47 Jefferson Avenue Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 United States
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BETTMAN AND HALPIN
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018
HOUSE CONCERT: SUGGESTED DONATION $20
DOORS/POTLUCK DINNER: 4:00 PM
MUSIC: 5:00 PM
Bettman & Halpin play original Folk/Americana. 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. Interspersed between these songs and instrumentals, they tell stories. They have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as well as for their hooky whole-hearted songwriting and instrumental wizardry.
Bettman & Halpin have a well-earned reputation for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies, and roof-raising instrumentals. They have twice been a featured act at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS along with musical heroes Byron Berline, Michael Martin Murphy with Pat Flynn, and Tommy Emmanuel. They can also be found performing at various arts centers throughout the US and abroad. 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 soulful sorrowful ballads, and to super hooky folk/pop with catchy melodies and lyrics that will stick with you long after the concert is over. Touring together since 2008, Bettman & Halpin have been recognized in various Regional and National competitions, including:
- Grand Prize Winners in the So Cal Live Acoustic Music Competition
- Winners in Southern California’s Topanga Banjo / Fiddle Contest
- Most Wanted Artists at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
- Music Connection’s Top 25 New Music Critiques
- Their 5 CDs have received national and international radio play along with critical acclaim, reaching the top 10 and top 5 on the National Folk DJ chart and number 1 on The Roots Music Report.
"Just as (Emmylou) Harris made her mark, Bettman is surely going to make hers..."
"Bettman jams it up like few others as she leads an ensemble with great imagination."
-Maverick Magazine, UK