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This started out as a solo improvisation -- just cello over a walking bassline. Then my friend Mary sent me some delightful jazzy piano that transformed it into a slinky, intimate little improv duet - and I thought the piece was complete. But then Jeff, my sound engineer (also a brilliant guitarist) quietly slipped some tasty electric guitar into the mix -- and suddenly this piece was clad in a long, sophisticated evening gown (in a leopard print, of course), and was ready for a night out on the town. And now I can’t imagine her any other way…
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