Betsy Badwater

* Chris Thomas King, Betsy Badwater Holiday Show @ Vinyl Music Hall + INTERVIEW W/ CHRIS THOMAS KING 12/15/2013

It was a bluesy Christmas in Pensacola, Florida as Chris Thomas King performed a special Holiday concert at Vinyl Music Hall.   One week before a special concert that featured Betsy Badwater as the opening act, the King of 21st... Continue Reading →


* Chris Thomas King, Hollowman/Badwater @ Vinyl Music Hall + INTERVIEW W/ CHRIS THOMAS KING. 01/21/12

"Some people want to be a star...Some people want to be bling-bling rich and have all the hip-hop type of luxuries, but if you want to make a living from your art..., make sure that you’re in love with it,... Continue Reading →

* CANCER SUCKS: Benefit For Joey Harrison. Tribe Zion, Betsy Badwater & The Hillbilly Chrome, Jeff Glickman Trio @ Vinyl Music Hall. 09/09/11

"We love Joey! We love Joey! We love Joey!" That was the chant for a friend and the prevailing subtext of the benefit for Harrison and his family during the Cancer Sucks: Benefit for Joey Harrison. What started as a... Continue Reading →

* Chris Thomas King, Betsy Badwater & The Hillbilly Chrome @ Vinyl Music Hall + Q & A W/ Lang Hollowman. 06/25/11

This isn’t my grandfather’s blues. On a night that saw Chris Thomas King perform a hip-hop, spoken-word laced version of the blues standard “The Thrill is Gone,” local musician Mike Roycroft expressed his thoughts on witnessing the new wave of... Continue Reading →

* The Architects, Betsy Badwater & The Hillbilly Chrome, Swim With Sharks, American Suicide, Martyr: The Unicorn @ Vinyl Music Hall. 05/12/11

“The Return of Rock to Vinyl” was the declaration of Swim With Sharks vocalist/guitarist Leer Baker. A mid-set declaration that punctuated a night full of bands rolling out their blood and sweat for a wild crowd geared-up to return the... Continue Reading →

* Izzy Cox, Betsy Badwater & The Hillbilly Chrome @ The Handlebar. 04/21/11

According to Simone de Beauvoir, "One is not born a woman, but becomes one." If the French philosopher could have witnessed Izzy Cox and Betsy Badwater set fire to the souls inside of The Handlebar, she would have added that... Continue Reading →

* Asleep at the Wheel, Betsy Badwater and the Hillbilly Chrome @ Vinyl Music Hall. 02/18/11

Who wouldn’t want Ray Benson to be their Grandpa? The man is tall and imposing enough to scare the biggest neighborhood bully, yet has a heart of gold and can turn a tale with the best of storytellers, as well... Continue Reading →

* Buckwheat Zydeco, Hollowman/Badwater @ Vinyl Music Hall 10/24/10

My parents took me to my first concert in 1977 to see the O’Jays perform in the Mobile Civic Center. My dad was in the Navy and we had just moved to Pensacola. It wasn’t enough that music was played... Continue Reading →

* All Day Acoustic Showcase @ The Handlebar! 10/09/10

With an upcoming show to be headlined by the Star F*cking Hipsters and The Vibrators (one of the bands born during the original British Punk rock movement), I asked show promoter "Beav", why he decided to have an All Day... Continue Reading →

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