Betina Hershey
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Betina Hershey

New York City, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2018

New York City, NY
Established on Jan, 2018
Duo Americana Singer/Songwriter

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2018 upcoming release: Get Us Out Of Fearland, Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches
2017 Musical: Your Turn, A Superhero MusicalBook and Lyrics by Betina Hershey. Music by Sunny Knable.
2016 Musical: What If?Lyrics by Betina Hershey. Music by Betina Hershey & Sunny Knable. Book by Betina Hershey. 
2016 Album: Very Next Thing. Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches.
2015The Very Next Thing. Hot Jazz Jumpers.
2014 Musical: Space Pirates Lyrics by Hershey & Watkins. Book by Gwynne Watkins. Music by Denver Casado. Published by Beat by Beat Press.
2013 Musical: The Most Epic Birthday Ever. Lyrics by Betina Hershey. Music by Denver Casado. Book by Hershey & Casado. Published by Beat by Beat Press.
2012 Musical: The Grunch. Lyrics by Betina Hershey. Music by Denver Casado. Book by Hershey & Casado. Additional Material by Brian Dawson. Published by Beat by Beat Press.
2011 Musical: Musicville. Lyrics by Hershey. Book by Casado & Hershey. Music by Denver Casado. Published by Beat by Beat Press.
2010 Musical: We Are Monsters. Lyrics by Betina Hershey. Music by Denver Casado. Book by Hershey & Casado. Published by Beat by Beat Press.
2009 Musical: America's Top Ensemble. Lyrics by Betina Hershey. Music by Denver Casado. Book by Hershey & Casado. 
2008 Musical: Behind The Scenes. Lyrics by Betina Hershey. Music by Denver Casado. Book by B. Hershey, Casado & Gwynne Watkins. 
2007 Musical: Gettin' Married. CDMusic, Lyrics & Arrangements: Betina Hershey Russo & Nick Russo.
2006 Music and Dance Project: Bounce to the Wave. Choreography & Lyrics by Betina Hershey. Music by Steve Sweeting.
2005 Musical: Finding The Wonder. Lyrics by Hershey. Music by Denver Casado. Book by Gwynne Watkins.)
2005 Musical: The Big Leap. Book & Lyrics by Hershey. Music by Denver Casado.
2005 Musical: Finding Home. Book & Lyrics by Hershey. Music by Eddie Guttman.
2004-06Lehman Engle's BMI Program
2004 Musical: Lemontales. Book, Music, Lyrics by Betina Hershey.
2000 Album: Wish I Could Stay. Songs by Betina Hershey.

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Betina Hershey (songwriter, vocals, guitar) has 6 published childrens musicals published by Beat by Beat Press and performed all over the world. Her songs written for her band Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches run a wide range of styles and have been featured in Elmore Magazine and more. She enjoyed being a part of the BMI Musical Theater Writer's Workshop and the full year she spent attending the Jack Hardy songwriting circle, writing a song a week. She has honed her stage presence as a performer and has appeared as a principal dancer in Disney’s Enchanted and Mona Lisa Smile with Julia Roberts. Hershey performed on international and national tours of Broadway shows including “West Side Story” and “Phantom of the Opera.”
Betina's NYC based Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches is explosive! Perhaps the only band fusing world music with folk, roots, music of 
NewOrleans, 1920s and originals.

    Band members have played with the likes of Paul McCartney, George Benson, Jimmy McGriff as well as performed on ABC's Good Morning America, Kansas City Folk Festival main stage, 2017 NERFA Semi-Formal showcase, Club Passim (NERFA co-sponsor Mid Winter Festival Jan 27, 2018), Isis Music Hall (Aug 26, 2018), WoodSongs Old-Time Radio HourBlue Plate SpecialExtended Play Sessions (The Alt. Root), Relix featured videos (I'm Gettin' Married and Misfits' Halloween), NPR Tiny Desk 2017 contest submission siteHorses Sing None Of It TV show, John Platt's WFUV FM, John Platt's On Your Radar, Westchester Round Up TV show (Feb 2018) and appeared in movies such as Mona Lisa Smile (with Julia Roberts)Sam Mendes' Away We Go, Disney's Enchanted and PBS Masterpiece,The Chaperone.


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