Betsy has just released a new album: Winter Greens — Original instrumental arrangements of (mostly) ancient carols, with cello, acoustic guitar, bodhran and a few other instruments.
Betsy’s previous album, Shapeshifter, is a duo improv album between Betsy (cello) and Geli Wuerzner (viola). (There are only a few copies of the physical CD left!)
Betsy’s second solo album, Wyverns in the Winery, and her debut album, Release the Cello!, are also available on her Bandcamp site.
In addition, Betsy has recorded cello tracks for many other albums, DVDs & other projects (listed below, in reverse order by date).
A collection of “cello carols” — Betsy’s instrumental arrangements of (mostly ancient) traditional carols, with cello, bodhran, cello, guitar, and more cello.
A duo album between Betsy (cello) and Geli Wuerzner (viola), released on August 4, 2018. Buy it on Bandcamp.
From Betsy: Geli and I love to sit down together with our instruments and just improvise, letting the music lead us where it will. All the pieces on this album were completely improvised from start to finish: we had no written score, chords, or even a plan – we just started playing, then followed each other wherever the music wanted to go. And when a piece was complete, we stopped. (Improv is like that.)
Cello: Betsy Tinney
Viola: Geli Wuerzner
Betsy’s debut solo album, released in January 2014. This much-anticipated album features Betsy’s graceful and lyrical cello work, layered and looped to create a rich, interwoven tapestry of sound. A few tracks also include acoustic guitar, djembe, fiddle, and other instruments.
Video of the epic January 2014 release concert for Betsy’s album Release the Cello!. The physical DVD contains about one hour of DVD-quality video featuring songs from the album as performed by Betsy, with additional performers SJ Tucker, Alexander James Adams, Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff, Vixy & Tony, Sunnie Larsen, and more. Purchase of the physical DVD also includes a free download of BluRay-quality video of the entire three-hour concert, with additional songs by Tricky Pixie, SJ Tucker, Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff, and Vixy & Tony. The full BluRay video download is also available separately on Gumroad .
Gaia Kirtan by Rachael Fairbanks
Rachael Fairbanks, September 2017 (Track 1, “Alive”)
PDX Broadsides, August 2017.
Aaron English & Walter Koga, July 2017
Nine Toes the Bard
Mama Gina, March 2017
Scattering Seeds on the Pomegranate Tour
Dr. Mary Crowell, January 2017
We Are Who We Are
Vixy and Tony, November 2016
Sharon Knight, September 2016
The Green Album
Various Artists, 2016.
A compilation of songs by various artists, especially written and recorded for this album, for the benefit of the Rainforest Trust. Betsy appears on “Butterfly’s Wing” by Wendy Rule and “1157 (‘Till it’s Over”) by SJ Tucker.
Sharon Knight, March 2016
From the Heart
Susan Chiat, 2015
Rowan & Storm
TwoTonic, October 2014
Jessica Star, July 2014
Little Red Hood
Alexander James Adams, April 2014
Kellianna. September 2013.
SJ Tucker, 2013. A fanciful collection of upbeat songs inspired by Catherynne M. Valente’s novel The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Guitar, cello, drums, flutes, fiddle and SJ’s soaring vocals guide this wild adventure.
Sharon Knight, August 2013 – A collection of Celtic traditional and original songs ranging from romantic and fanciful to dark and brooding. Faery lore, lively jigs, and haunting ballads of pirates, murder, love, death, and the quest for poetic inspiration. (Track 9, “Mistress of MacLyr”)
Stars Fall Home
Seanan McGuire. July 2013.
MOLLY LEWIS: The Same Old Songs, But Live
Released in June 2013, this beautifully-produced album is a recording of Molly Lewis and her band performing live at the Triple Door in May 2012. For this concert, Molly’s band consisted of Tony Fabris (guitar), Michelle Dockrey (vocals), Betsy Tinney (cello), Sunnie Larsen (violin) and Jason Finn (drums).
Mine to Love
Leannan Sidhe, June 2013
Acolytes of the Machine & Other Gaming Stories
A rich, humorous, gorgeous love letter to Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, gamers, and the Hobby itself! By Dr. Mary Crowell. October 2012.
Amy McNally. September 2012.
For the Asking
Celia. March 2012. (“Caregiver’s Song”)
Neptune music video - March 2012
S.J. Tucker’s official music video for her original song, Neptune, on her recent album “Mischief”.
Ronnda Cadle. February 2012.
Cold September Ground
Katt McConnell, December 2011. (“The Singing of Dragons”)
Leannan Sidhe. July 2011.
Seanan McGuire, December 2010. Nominated for a Hugo award!
Knights of the Round Table DVD
The Heather Dale Band, 2010
S.J. Tucker, 2010
S.J. Tucker, 2009
Walk The Wire
S.J. Tucker — literal internet singles, July 2009.
Tricky Pixie, 2009
Smoky and the Feast of Mabon
Concert for the Rainforest DVD
Gaia Consort, 2008
Not Just Lullabies from Planet Earth
Juliana McCorison, 2008
Laurie Solheim, 2008
Fire and Bone
Tricky Pixie Live
Tricky Pixie, 2007
Gaia Consort, 2007
S.J. Tucker, 2006
Gaia Consort, 2004
Gaia Consort, 2001
Gaia Consort, 1999
The Angel & the Hanged Man
Christopher Bingham, 1995