Stephanie Bettman is at the least a triple threat. An accomplished writer, singer, and
ﬁddler: her lyrics are infused with wit and wisdom, poetry and insight. Vocally she draws
comparison to the soaring soprano of Joan Baez and the plaintive emotion of Emmylou Harris. Meanwhile, her ﬁddling, which combines elements of bluegrass and jazz, is ﬁlled with inﬂuences from such masters as Stephane Grappelli, Byron Berline and Johnny Gimble.
A dynamic and sensitive vocalist himself, the harmony blend he and Bettman achieve is chilling and at times simply transcendent. Halpin has a long history in the music biz, having shared the stage with the likes of Merle Haggard, Lone Star and The Steve Miller Band (to name a few). His quirky sense of humor is a perfect foil to Stephanie’s dry witty presence.Together, Bettman & Halpin are fast earning a reputation for hypnotizing performances ﬁlled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals. They have been a featured act at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winﬁeld, KS along with musical heroes Byron Berline, Michael Martin Murphy w/ Pat Flynn, and Tommy
Their music creates a fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound far greater than the sum of its parts: taking the listener from up-tempo down home ﬁddlin’, to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop with catchy melodies and lyrics that will stick with you long after the concert is over. Touring nationally together since 2008, Bettman & Halpin have been recognized in various Regional and National competitions, including:
• Grand Prize Winners in the So Cal Live Acoustic Music Competition
• Winners in Southern California’s Topanga Banjo / Fiddle Contest
• Music Connection’s Top 25 New Music Critiques
• Their 2 CDs have received national and international radio play and critical acclaim,
both reaching the top 10 on the National Folk DJ chart.
• They are currently working on a Live CD as well as their 3rd studio release.