Betsy Tinney is a cello storyteller.
Betsy coaxes stories from the depths of her cello, and gifts them to her listeners as a rich musical experience. Her songs inspire feelings that are tender, mournful, contented, intensely fierce, excitedly joyful, calming, or silly — sometimes several of these in the same song! Betsy’s cello speaks, and we see mice dancing, whales breaching, snow falling, elephants dreaming, dragons pining for the moon, and wyverns enjoying a delightful vintage. She weaves tales of puppies zooming joyfully across the yard, cats chasing moths on the kitchen table, and mysterious drummers who capture our imagination. She will transport you to places you hadn’t dreamed could exist and won’t want to leave.
Betsy hails from the green and gorgeous Pacific Northwest region of the USA, where she and her family share the home with menageries of musical instruments and animals (and new musical animals that occasionally sneak in by way of the recording studio).
(Bio written by Sunnie Larsen for the UK Filk Convention 2018)