Betty's Lunch is a gritty roots rock collection of original songs. It tells the stories of patrons from a diner in a town much like yours. There are songs of youthful rebellion, tragic misdeeds, inspiration and even a song for a fallen track star. Yeah you'll find a love song or two, but always with an edge. And in typical Phil Wells fashion, the final cut is sure to leave you with a smile. The back-up band included some of Maine's finest musicians from The Piners, The McCarthys, Cattle Call, and The Rustic Overtones. Phil won the 2000 Maine Songwriter Showdown. 'The Picture - a stark, sad snapshot of a life gone totally sour - is reminiscent of some of Vic Chesnutt or even Cat Stevens' best work' - Portland Phoenix (5/2001) 'Newcomer Wells provides a powerful and emotional song, The Picture.' - Casco Bay Weekly (7/01) 'Equally adept at heartfelt ballads and explosive rockers, Wells also has a rough edge that can be powerful and disarming.' - Gigafone.Com.