Betsy is from Berkeley, and grew up gigging with her dad, a pianist and composer. He passed onto her a huge repertoire and a deep love of sharing music with others - musicians and audiences alike. She started playing music and singing at a very young age and studied several instruments and voice. Her main instruments are upright bass and guitar, and she still sings. In addition to working as a soloist, she also plays in the Bay Area with Big Roy's Band, the Smith/Stern Duo, Kitsch 'N Sync, the Walter Pope Trio, as a side-person with other groups, and as a studio musician. Additionally, she tours nationally with a solo program to introduce kids to Jazz, Blues, and other styles of music, and does some private teaching. She is very excited about her new group, Betsy and the Frenchman, with dobroist Pierre Bastide.