Betsy Tinney, recipient of the 2012 Pegasus Award for Best Performer, is a Northwest cellist known both for her graceful musicality and her broad versatility. She has performed and recorded with many different groups, from solo acoustic performers to large rock bands; her contributions to each are unique and, as she explains, “whatever the song wants.” Betsy also performs solo, using a combination of acoustic cello and electronic looper that creates an interwoven tapestry of sound. Her solo cello work has been called “captivating,” “mesmerizing,” and “a rich texture for the ear, reminiscent of dark chocolate and fine red wine.”
Betsy is currently working on her 2nd solo album, Wyverns in the Winery, which we hope to release by the end of this year. To listen to some of the songs that will be on this album, check out Betsy’s Patreon!
Video of the epic release concert for Release the Cello!, Betsy’s first solo album, is now available! You can buy the DVD (also includes code for video download) on Bandcamp. If you want just the video download, go to Gumroad instead.