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Betty Jo Rockwell reaches the heart and soul of each person in her audience in a deeply emotional and unique way.
" You have the ability to lift the human spirit, " a fan once told her.
Betty Jo's original songs ring true to listeners on a soul level, reflecting love and truth in the lives of her audience.
She and her husband Scott have played as a duo for a number of years in clubs, coffeehouses, festivals, benefits, and other concert settings in the quad state area of WV, MD, VA, and PA.
They also performed with the folk group Allegheny Uprising with the late Jay Votel; Some of their performances include the Country Roads Folk Festival, Uptown Concerts, River House Concerts, Elkton Old Time festival, a Tribute to Senator Robert Byrd, and numerous benefit concerts.
Betty Jo released a CD of her original songs, entitled
Songs from the Soul.
" Freedom in His Words," a tribute to Senator Robert Byrd, which she wrote for the concert honoring him, was included in a short film about the senator by the Ryan Filmmaking Institute.
Betty Jo has a degree in Music Education from Shepherd College, where she studied as a flute major.
In addition to writing, recording, and performing, Betty Jo is a devoted Music teacher for Berkeley County WV public schools. She also enjoys supporting and encouraging other artists in their musical endeavors.
Betty Jo's music has received worldwide airplay through Canadian American Records' compilation CDs.
She has co-written songs with Joey Welz of Canadian American Records. Joey has also recorded some of Betty Jo's songs on his recent CD releases.
Betty Jo's second album, Transformation will be released on the Canadian American record label in mid February. Music will be available in over 85 countries around the world.
Local release event will be held at the Train Station in Shepherdstown, WV on Saturday, March 22, 2014.
artist website: www.bettyjorockwell.com