May 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm
BETTY UNPLUGGED, SUNDAY 11:30am, MAY 19, 2013 AT THE BORDENTOWN GUITAR RESCUE STAGE, BORDENTOWN STREET FESTIVAL.
May 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm
We play at 11:30 am.
April 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm
One week from now, Betty emerges from the studio after almost 4 months. Do you want a sneak preview of some the new tracks? You better be at the Fire on May 2, 2013. 8pm. We are playing a show with some great bands, and old friend of Betty’s, Gina Fontana of Silverton.
March 22, 2013 at 7:02 pm
Betty’s website has been a quiet in the past few weeks. We have not. Betty Iron Thumbs is back in the studio! We are currently putting the finihsing touches on a ton of new material.
It’s been great to back at the Ponderosa working for the second time with Richard Bush and Don Rodenbach. The second time appears to be the charm. We have cruised through this record with a quickness Under the Night didn’t have. While Under the Night was easy to record, it took us a long time to do. Sometimes when one gets in the studio one starts to play and get a little distracted. The old saying about a kid in a candy store is a probably a good way of putting it.
Learning from that we came into this recording with a more specific vision of of brevity. Last time I, personally was aimed at the ornate. I felt like I wanted to create less of live sounding performance and use more layers. This time my spirt has been cut, cut, cut and simplify. Its no longer enough to have a part, its existence must justified. This emphasis on spontaneity and the moment have not only moved the record forward but is fun artistically. We aimed to truely make this record in the moment. Too much thinking just isn’t elemental enough for rock n’roll!
Here are some photos from the last few weeks.
Note the accordion. A new track, never heard publically, has an accordion! For us a record is chance to arrange songs- sometimes we get to throw in cool things like an accordion. While we don’t have an accordion player we did for this performance.
Here’s some short videos.
Bass parts being laid down.
Here’s a short creation in Vine…This blurry whirlwind is actually how it feels sometimes after a long day of playing music. After about 6-8 hours your brain aches from concentrating and performing so hard.
Hope you’re curious. Imagine Rock and Roll Iron Thumbs with an accordion edge. Plus there are a few songs on here with a bit of the touch of our very first record, Sit and Wait. Katie and myself have our folky edge. It shows on some of the tracks we recorded. The biggest difference is that we did not have Jaison or Ryan when we did Sit and Wait.
December 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm
Thanks to Merideth Edlow for this cool shot of us at Love Park. Thanks to everyone who came out last night in the cold and wet. Happy Holidays!
ALSO… THIS SATURDAY we are playing a JOE STRUMMER TRIBUTE!.
We are ending the year with some fun shows. Come out and join us.