Betty and the Boy

Betty and the Boy Photography courtesey Fallen Apple Photography
Betty and the Boy Photography courtesey Fallen Apple Photography

Betty and the Boy

classical folk bluegrass

Bettreena Jaeger – guitar, vocals
Josh Harvey – mandolin, banjo, harmonica, vocals
Jon Conlon – upright bass
Michelle Whitlock – violin

 

Betty and the Boy   Photography courtesey Fallen Apple Photography
Betty and the Boy Photography courtesy Fallen Apple Photography

Betty and the Boy originally started as a modest duo in the small northwest Montana town of Kalispell when Jaeger and Harvey met over 4 years ago.  Relocating to Eugene shortly thereafter, they combine their minimalist approach to their instrument-rich sound.  A variety of sounds can be heard in their original compositions including mandolin, harmonica and violin. While most of their material is centered around love and loss, Jaeger’s voice is hauntingly pristine, similar to Brandi Carlile’s style. Recently tying first place in a local talent competition for their unique sound in their song Moth to a Light.  Playing such regional music festivals recently as, the Sisters Folk Festival, there is poetry in their songs with a dash of grit ” honing ragged emotion into their artful and spunky new tunes.”

Betty and the Boy

 

–Glass

Nancy grew up in Eugene, graduating from Churchill before heading off to the big city of Portland, and later on to Los Angeles, CA where she pursued her interests in event coordination. After 5 years she returned to Portland where she began her career as a music journalist. After writing for local and national publications Nancy started her own music magazine, Only Local Music, highlighting and promoting local musicians.
In 2008 she was the master mind behind the online music magazine, Oregon Music News, Oregon's Only Online Music Magazine. Cultivating several alliances with organizations such as Music Millennium, The Portland Jazz Festival, the Waterfront Blues Association, The Mississippi Street Fair, and like groups, Nancy quickly grew the fresh start up from a mere idea to fruition within the scope of two years.
Concurrently she sought out and pursued business management consulting and continued her own business, Navigation Consulting. With over 20 years experience managing every kind of business imaginable Nancy has been fortunate enough to further engage her purpose of helping others to helping business owners actually grow their business.
Returning to her other passion, promoting music as well as musicians, Nancy continues to write about music and band across the state.

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