Songs from the Soul
Betty Jo and Scott's Songs from the Soul has been described as 'music for a new millenium,' Betty Jo's vocals as 'ethereal.' Songs from the Soul is a mix of folk music with Celtic, rock, and classical influences. Folksongs about love by Betty Jo Rockwell range from the feeling you get when you 'think you have met someone before,' (In Love with You Before) to a warning for women that the 'big bad wolf is alive and well out there,' (Sister Beware) to the eternal question, 'How deeply can I love without losing myself,' (Love Is A Mystery) Vocal layering enhances the 'otherworldly' quality of her voice. Along with Betty Jo's vocal, guitar, and flute tracks, Scott Rockwell demonstrates instumental versitility and creativity with his arrangements of her songs. Scott performs on guitars, bass guitar, banjo, drums, drum progams, and various percussion. His arrangements give the songs vitality and character. The songs were written and recorded in West Virginia, and the music of the ancient Celtic lands sings throughout the album. Guest artists Terry Tucker on piano and organ, Jay Votel on mandolin, and Ted Shobe on drums complete the recording with their distinctly original musical offerings, making Songs from the Soul a must hear CD sure to please the listener with an appetite for something different. ...'flawless vocals,'.....'another musical masterpiece'..... Randy Cross, Nightlife Digest April, 2002.