We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.


by Betsy Tinney

  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD  or more

    You own this


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Enveloped in a brilliantly-colored four-panel wallet cover, the Luminous CD is also colorful, whether you're taking in the luminous artwork or immersing yourself in the luminous music. Includes a folding six-panel insert with stories and details for each track. The entire package is wrapped in a protective, resealable cellophane envelope. What's not to love?

    Includes unlimited streaming of Luminous via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day

      $20 USD or more 

    You own this  


Night Owl 06:29
Finding Calm 04:53
Benediction 02:30
Five Stones 03:05
Luminous 04:48


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


all rights reserved



Betsy Tinney Seattle, Washington

Betsy is a cello storyteller. Using her cello and an electronic looper, she weaves rich, complex and varied tapestries of sound; her original cello compositions paint pictures and tell tales, from thunderstorms and skeletal mice to dancing elephants and humpback whales. ... more

contact / help

Contact Betsy Tinney

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account