With Daniel Emond on banjo, Sarah Hund on fiddle, and Ben Mackel on guitar, The Blue Eyed Bettys delight with their folky-bluegrass sound. But what always seems to grab audiences immediately are their powerful vocals in three part harmony. Playing a mix of originals and covers, they put their own Betty twist on songs by a diverse array of artists such The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Sam Cooke, Fiona Apple, and Simon & Garfunkel.
All actors by trade, The Blue Eyed Bettys met while doing a new play together at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. They have played venues and festivals throughout the U.S., including Lincoln Center NYC and the Ocrafolk Festival.
"The Blue Eyed Bettys are easily the most exciting Americana act to
hit Sarasota in the past year.... Their sweet harmonies drive smart
originals and judiciously chosen covers." - Wade Tatangelo, Sarasota
"The Blue Eyed Bettys lit up the stage... with a mix of tunes that was
part traditional and mostly innovative. And it was damn good." - Doug
Thompson, Blue Ridge Muse
Here are some links to videos:
Kentucky Banshee https://youtu.be/ZJpbx6Y58wI
Why Don't We https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAQhMdhaKAI
Looney Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERKHVUFY5zE