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“Stephanie Bettman will surely send chills up your spine within moments…her vocals are rich and full bodied to say the least” – About.com

I really do love Bettman's soaring vocals, and she reminds me a lot of Holly Near (a favorite)…She also plays a mean fiddle” – Steve Ramm Anything Phonographic

“Emotive Joan Baez inspired vocals…head-spinning mandolin and guitar picking…velvety close harmonies.” – Music News Nashville

“Wow these guys can really sing and pick…these songs are very special…each took me to a place I wish to return to again and again…” – Rick James, Americana Backroads KGLT

“Stephanie’s voice grabs stories and characters with fingers of emotion that wring feeling from each word. Her voice fills the space in between reverie and desire….” –Alternate Root Magazine

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

June 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.

Best tour ever and Folk Alliance!!

March 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…

Blog Post Two: Loose Meat and Stinky Feet

April 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…

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

April 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…

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

April 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…

WALNUT VALLEY FESTIVAL – A SUCCESS!

September 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…

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

March 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…

Upcoming tour and CD Diamond!!!

January 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!