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Thread #7130 Message #3858710
Posted By: Joe Offer
03-Jun-17 - 06:53 PM
Thread Name: Songs of Betsy Rose
Subject: RE: Songs of Betsy Rose
The name of Betsy Rose is mentioned with great respect here on the Left Coast. She is a pioneer is the women's activist song movement that has its center in Berkeley.
Here's an excerpt from the bio on her Website, http://www.betsyrosemusic.org/
Betsy Rose is a singer, songwriter and community activist whose insight, warmth, humor, wit and wisdom have added a wealth of songs to the world of folk and progressive music for over thirty years.
The songs of the Civil Rights movement, the hymns in her minister father's church, classical musical training, and the songwriters of the burgeoning folk movement of the 60's provided rich soil and deep roots for Betsy's emerging gifts as a songwriter and singer. Her songs are an artful blend of beautifully crafted lyrics and music, with messages that inspire listeners to greater faith in the human capacity to create "a world of peace, of promise and of
grace" (from Real To Me)
Betsy was a pioneering voice in the Women's Cultural Movement of the 70's and 80's, singing at national and international
festivals, touring the United States and Canada. Artists such as Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, and Bobbi McFerron have sung
and/or recorded her songs, as have numerous Women's and Peace Choruses throughout the country. Contemporary cultural
visionaries such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Matthew Fox, and Joanna Macy have included her music in their work.
Betsy has performed and taught widely throughout the United States and Canada, India, Australia and the Czech Republic. She has sung at festivals, and at conferences for spiritual organizations, activists, educators, and parents, including the California Early Childhood Educators, La Leche League, Association of Humanistic Psychology, Mindful Schools, Omega Institute, and AIDS and Hospice services.
Betsy Rose lives in Berkeley California with her partner David Stark, and 19 year-old son Matthew.
To receive more information about how you can bring Betsy to your community, contact:
Paper Crane Music
P.O. Box 9538
Berkeley, CA 94709