As with all Betsy's solo albums, Luminous is a rich and varied collection of instrumental songs. Betsy's cello weaves through all the pieces, sometimes lyric and graceful, sometimes bold and crunchy, and always evoking a particular mood or image. The songs were inspired by sneaky alligators, introverted trees, a helpful elephant, courting owls, and so much more! They can't wait to meet you! (Especially the alligators.)
The instrumentation includes not only plenty of cello, but also acoustic guitar, barred owls, more cello, electric guitar, songbirds, drums, marimba, latin percussion, and even more cello.
released November 5, 2021
All songs and this recording © 2021 by Betsy Tinney;
except for Track 8, which includes excerpts of melodies
from “Sue’s Jig” (S.J. Tucker) and “The Bow’s Turned Back”
(Alexander James Adams), both used with permission. All rights reserved.
Cello on all tracks: Betsy Tinney
Acoustic guitar on track 8: Betsy Tinney
Drum/percussion programming on Tracks 4, 5, 7, 9 and 11: Betsy Tinney
Electric guitar on Track 9: Jeff Bohnhoff
Owl calls & night sounds on Track 2 licensed from orangefreesounds.com
under CC BY 4.0
All tracking by Betsy Tinney at Wild Pine Studios, Redmond, WA;
except electric guitar on track 9, which was tracked by Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios.
Preliminary mixes by Betsy Tinney (as released on Betsy’s Patreon)
Final engineering & mixing by Jeff Bohnhoff at
Mystic Fig Studios, San Jose, CA www.mysticfig.com
Mastered at Trakworx in San Francisco, CA www.trakworx.com
Watercolor artwork by Julia Tochilina; licensed via Dreamstime.com
Album/graphic design by Betsy Tinney
Manufactured by Atomic Disc www.atomicdisc.com