Quicksilver Welcomes Betse EllisQuicksilver announces Betse Ellis as the Newest Star in their Cavalcade as she embarks on her solo career. Betse Ellis is a renowned fiddler and if you've seen her perform with "hillbilly riot band" The Wilders you know she's got what it takes to brave the stage on her own. A review of a recent show in NYC said ...
"With the talent, the material, and the personality to enhance it, a solo set from Ellis can be far more captivating than watching many full bands. As an original member of The Wilders, Ellis has the experience and the chutzpah to command a stage by implementing a mix of her own tunes and classics.
Her set included songs from artists like The Doc Watson Family and John Hartford, along with a few originals. These songs ran the gamut of humorous ("Drunkard's Hiccups"), insightful ("It's A Hard Time in This World," a song she played on tenor guitar), yet always entertaining. Ellis closed out her set with a rendition of The Clash's "Straight To Hell" - a fine example of her rock influences tinged with a traditional flare and culminating in an amusing and accessible flavor." Michelle Bacon, Editor in Chief of The Deli , NYC
Quicksilver is thrilled to support Betse in this next stage of her career.
Look for Betse at a festival, club or listening room near you in the months to come. Hip Hip Hooray!
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