- Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 10am
- Betse & Clarke
- Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
- 525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- Door Cost
If you caught them in concert, there's no introduction needed. If you haven't yet, there's still time while they are visiting Manitoba. Even better, you can learn from them Saturday March 17th!
Regular folks, exceptional music: This duo from the heartland (Kansas City, Missouri) has its roots in Ozark old time music, honoring traditional songs and tunes that resonate with human experience. They are dedicated instructors as well as performers and enjoy teaching at camps and workshops as well as private instruction.
Betse Ellis plays powerful and beautiful old time fiddle tunes, sings traditional Ozark songs, and shares her own songs with themes relating to human experience. Clarke Wyatt is an engaging finger-style banjo player, drawing inspiration from great traditional and inventive banjoists of earlier decades such as Mike Seeger and John Hartford. His melodies match the fiddle, and also build rhythmic interest to embrace the music’s character.