Betty Jo Rockwell reaches the heart and soul of each person in her audience in a deeply emotional and unique way.
" You have the ability to lift the human spirit, " a fan once told her.
Betty Jo is committed to creating beauty through music ; her original songs ring true to listeners on a soul level, reflecting love and truth in the lives of her audience.
She and her husband Scott have played as a duo for a number of years in clubs, coffeehouses, festivals, benefits, and other concert settings in the quad state area of WV, MD, VA, and PA.
They also performed with the folk group Allegheny Uprising with the late Jay Votel. Some of their performances include the Country Roads Folk Festival, Uptown Concerts, River House Concerts, Elkton Old Time festival, a Tribute to Senator Robert Byrd, Eastern Panhandle Earthfest, numerous benefits, clubs, and coffeehouses, and performances for various social and political organizations.
They briefly performed with Shepherdstown WV based rock band, the "Giants of Tinytown." notable performances include Shepherdstown Streetfest and WV Wine and Arts festival.
Betty Jo released a CD of her original songs, entitled
Songs from the Soul. She is currently recording her second CD, " Transformation. "
One of her most requested songs is " Freedom in His Words," a tribute to Senator Byrd, which she wrote for a concert honoring him. This song was included in a film about Senator Byrd which was produced by the Ryan Film Institute.
Betty Jo has a degree in Music Education from Shepherd College, where she studied as a flute major. She currently teaches Music for Berkeley County WV public schools.
In addition to writing and performing, Betty Jo loves to encourage children and other musicians to express themselves musically.
Betty Jo Rockwell is currently working with Canadian American Records on world-wide radio releases of her original songs.
Several of her songs have been included in Canadian American records' compilation CDs presented at the 2012 and 2013 Midem Music Conferences in Cannes, France.
Betty Jo also has co-written songs with Joey Welz of Bill Haley's Comets and Canadian American records.
The song, "Rock Star," based on Betty Jo's song, "Famous Rock Star," is included in Joey's most recent album release.
Betty Jo's forthcoming release ,"Transformation" will be released autumn 2013 on Canadian American Records.
Betty Jo Rockwell, vocals, guitar, flute.
Scott Rockwell, guitar, banjo, fiddle.
Songs from the Soul; Betty Jo and Scott
this CD is on digital distribution through CD Baby and is recieving airplay and streaming through various internet sources including Women of Substance radio, Rukus radio, Indie Castle radio, and Celtic Roots radio, and Underworld Mix Radio, and multiple stations around the world through Airplay Direct.
Pretty Little Dog; Allegheny Uprising
Tracks have been played on Olde Suber Station radio show, and other internet radio stations in the U.S and U.K.
Betty Jo's songs are currently receiving international airplay on Canadian American records radio compilations.
The song, "Rock Star," which Betty Jo co-wrote with Joey Welz of Bill Haley's Comets and Canadian American records will be included on Joey's upcoming album.
Betty Jo is currently recording her second album, Transformation.
17th Millennium Music Conference Recap Part 1
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The evening featured plentiful showcase performances throughout the Harrisburg area, and I took in p...The evening featured plentiful showcase performances throughout the Harrisburg area, and I took in performances at three different venues. First, I headed across the road from the conference’s host hotel to the Playhouse Café to take in some acoustic and solo performances. First was Shepherdstown, West Virginia-based singer/songwriter Betty Jo Rockwell. Assisted by her husband, Scott, she displayed a clear, hearty and almost operatic voice on her selection of original folk and acoustic rock numbers, including an uplifting rendition of Bob Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue.”
Across the Desk by Whitey & Robin Noll
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During the Millennium Music Conference I really enjoyed hearing all of live music, not only from our...During the Millennium Music Conference I really enjoyed hearing all of live music, not only from our acoustic stage, but I made it out to hear live music two nights in a row! The first night I started out with Rachel Rocks over at the Playhouse Cafe for Betty Jo Rockwell. Betty Jo's voice was crystal clear, I loved sitting there watching her perform with her husband. She's a great songwriter, I could've sat there and listened to her perform for hours.
Out and About by Rachel Rocks
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The first showcase we went to see was Betty Jo Rockwell and her husband Scott across the street at t...The first showcase we went to see was Betty Jo Rockwell and her husband Scott across the street at the Playhouse Cafe' They came to the MMC from West Virginia. Betty Jo has an amazing voice. She is actually a music teacher for her full time job so the Playhouse Cafe' was a great venue for her because she could easily converse with the kids and include them in her show. The kids were having a lot of fun dancing and just sitting and listening to their music. Betty Jo's music really reaches into your heart with their true meaning of life.
Millennium Music Conference 17 Open Mic and Trade Show by Rachel Rocks
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Betty Jo Rockwell came back up to the MMC for the 2nd year in a row from West Virginia. Betty Jo so...Betty Jo Rockwell came back up to the MMC for the 2nd year in a row from West Virginia. Betty Jo sometimes plays with her husband Scott, but this time she stood on her own two feet and amazed us with her talent. Her lyrics are also very intense and meaningful to many people's hearts. Her songs definitely touch your soul. We were privileged to be able to hear her showcase on Friday night at the Playhouse Cafe'. You can check out more about Betty Jo in my main article.
Don't Think Twice Dylan
The Back of Your Mind original
I Call Your Name Lennon, McCartney
In Love with You Before original
Sign of Truth Tish Hinojosa
All That Hammering John Gorka
The Coffee Song original
Past The Point of Rescue Hal Ketcham
Fool Moon original
Fall on Me REM
Love Letters original
Round of Blues Shawn Colvin
Voice of Your Soul original
Nighttime Donagh Long
Earth Dance original
I Call Your Name Lennon/McCartney
True Love original
Ice on The River Jay Votel
Taste of Dying Summer Tish Hinojosa
Windy Ridge Jay Votel
Daddy You've Been on My Mind Dylan
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