Betty Jo Rockwell
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Betty Jo Rockwell

Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Duo Folk Rock




"Millennium Music Conference 17 Open Mic and Trade Show by Rachel Rocks"

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. - Whitey Noll- PA Musician Magazine

"Out and About by Rachel Rocks"

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. - Whitey Noll- PA Musician Magazine

"Across the Desk by Whitey & Robin Noll"

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. - Whitey Noll- PA Musician Magazine

"17th Millennium Music Conference Recap Part 1"

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.” - Altoona Mirror


Songs from The Soul    original songs

Pretty Little Dog, Allegheny Uprising            original and traditional Appalachian songs

Transformation      original songs



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 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 has completed  her second CD, " Transformation. " 

The band Allegheny Uprising released an album entitled "Pretty Little Dog."

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's album Transformation is  available on the Canadian American Record label on CD Baby,, and numerous other sites around the world.

She has released several singles worldwide on the Canadian American compilations for worldwide radio. 

Several of her songs, including "Love Always Prevails,"  "Destination Blue," and "It's All for The Best Anyway," have been on the Independent Music Review country charts for months at a time.  Destination Blue reached number 2 in Melbourne, Australia. 

Joey Welz of Bill Haley's Comets represented Betty Jo at the Midem Music Conference in Cannes, France in January, 2014.

Her songs, "Listen," (co-written by Joey Welz,) and "Desperation Shuffle" are included on Canadian American's Sizzling Hot Summer CD 2014 for worldwide radio release.


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