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Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin

Date: 04.11.2013
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: Soka Performing Arts Center

Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin     

Check out their article in

  OC Weekly

Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM

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.

Luke Halpin is a renowned multi-instrumentalist. A master of the guitar and the mandolin, impressive on fiddle, banjo, and adept at nearly anything he picks up. Halpin draws inspiration from the likes of Sam Bush, Mark O’Connor and Tony Rice and holds his own in comparison. A dynamic and sensitive vocalist himself, the harmony blend he and Ms Bettman achieve is chilling and at times simply transcendent.

As a duo, Bettman & Halpin are fast earning a reputation for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals.  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.

Watch Stephanie & Luke's One-hour documentary special on KCET!  December 15th @ 4:00 PM & December 21st @ 11:00 AM

 

Tickets: $20.00 - General Admission, Un-reserved Seating

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