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We Will Be At Falcon Ridge Folk Fest!

By Stephanie | Jul 14, 2016

Hi lovelies! We just got news we are in the Emerging Artist Showcase at this year’s Falcon Ridge Folk Fest in Hillsdale NY. We are super excited to have been chosen! We play on August 5th, and we will be camping Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Please let us know if you’re coming – and if…

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Two great CO Gigs – Pickin’ On The Divide and Lakewood!

By Stephanie | Jun 24, 2016

Hey Folks I hope you’re planning to join us on June 25th in Monument for Pickin On The Divide and for Sounds Exciting Summer Series at Lakewood Heritage Center on June 29th! See you there!! See the gigs page for ticket links.

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Best tour ever and Folk Alliance!!

By Stephanie | Mar 9, 2016

Our January 2016 tour to NM and Southern California marks the absolutely best tour of our career (so far, that is). What a joyous experience. We were so fortunate to have three fantastic Performing Arts Centers bring us out The Flickinger in NM, Pepperdine University, and The Haugh Center at Citrus College – allowing to…

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Blog Post Two: Loose Meat and Stinky Feet

By Stephanie | Apr 27, 2015

Well more rambling thoughts from the rambling duo. Both of us are feeling the effects of the road. Our personal conversation has dwindled to “did you sleep?” and “what did you want to eat?” Other than that, we are co-existing in a semi comatose stupor with a brain diet of too much Doctor Who and…

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“soothing, spiritual, thoughtful, passionate, energizing, inspirational, and fresh”

By Stephanie | Apr 16, 2015

LIVE MUSIC REVIEW – Columbus Folk Music Society: Frankly, we in Columbus Ohio had never heard Bettman and Halpin. In fact, we’d never heard OF them. So it was a special treat to “discover” them. Their voices blend beautifully. Their original song lyrics are heartfelt. The instrumental accompaniment on violin, guitar, banjo, and mandolin are…

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Blog Post One. April 8, 2015. Marion Ohio.

By Stephanie | Apr 8, 2015

Thoughts on the humble carrot. We discovered today a hidden gem (possibly not so hidden – as we discovered it on Yelp).  Where was it…heck! Where were we just a few hours ago? This is what two solid days of driving does to your brain. Mushy. Oh yes! Indianapolis! Yes, that’s it! It’s a VEGAN…

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WALNUT VALLEY FESTIVAL – A SUCCESS!

By Stephanie | Sep 22, 2014

Hey friends, thanks to all of you who come out to see us at Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. We had a great time – loved all our opportunities to share our music with you guys – and great crowds! We’re guessing we played for possibly a couple thousand folks, sold a few hundred CDs…

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“Every song hijacked your heart and took you through an emotional ride”

By Stephanie | Mar 1, 2014

Bluegrass duo Bettman & Halpin hit the stage at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica and delivered a solid performance Sunday night. The duo, composed of Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin, is touring while promoting their new album, Diamond, and the choice of venue could not have been more perfect.  – from our McCabe’s show! Check it…

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Upcoming tour and CD Diamond!!!

By Stephanie | Jan 30, 2014

Hey everyone – we are heading out on tour to NM, and CA in February. Check the gigs page for details on where you can come out and see us! We will have the new CD with us for sale at shows – hope to see you all soon!

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