Betty and the Boy

Betty and The Boy  defy  categorization.  Though the quintet’s string-laden melodies occasionally anchor them in the territories of folk, bluegrass, or minimalist rock, they’re more at home in the cracks in-between. It’s from these quirky, deeper, sometimes darker places that Betty Jaeger’s voice reaches up, takes you by the hand, and sweeps you along on an entrancing musical journey. Now based out of Eugene, Oregon, the band  features  violinist Michelle Whitlock who likes to play her instrument in a lower register to add an intriguing layer or color; classically-trained cellist Nanci  McDonald who also plays ukulele and guitar,  Jon Conlon on bass, and multi-instrumentalist  Josh Harvey, aka ‘The Boy’ on banjo, mandolin and vocals. Enjoy these quotes…

“Her voice and the texture of her voice, along with the instrumentation, which is almost semi-classical in places, is so striking. Difficult to describe, this is a unique ensemble playing  good music – it’s pretty spectacular!”   Woody Platt, ‘Steep Canyon Rangers’

“Nothing short of entrancing.” – Eugene Weekly

“Darkness amid beauty.”  – Eugene Register Guard