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A native Virginian, Betsy honed her chops in the music scenes of Charleston, SC., Asheville,NC, Athens, 
GA.,and Nashville,TN., before following her heart back to the North Georgia mountains. Her music reflects her journey to finding her voice, her spirituality, and ultimately the mark she wants to make in this world with her efforts.

Her powerful vocal style, a common focus of accolades, has been described as “Gospel-strong,” and “siren-sweet.”

But that is only part of the picture when trying to describe a live performance and the lyrics she creates.  Betsy believes wholeheartedly that we are all here to make the world a better place, and through many years of cultivating her craft, she is able to do that by leading the listener through her own life experiences imparting lessons she's learned and mistakes she would gladly repeat. Her latest musical effort, an Ep entitled "Words", is a movement meant to inspire more thought to the words that all of us speak. Giving respect to the roads that we all travel, the baggage we all carry, and the love and forgiveness that we all seek.

In addition to her own projects, Betsy has worked as a session vocalist and has shared the stage with countless performers including John Popper (Blues Traveler), Randall Bramblett, Bobby Keys (Rolling Stones), and has played support for such prominent acts as Loretta Lynn, Billy Joe Shaver, Leon Russell, Lucinda Williams, Jerry Joseph, Shooter Jennings, Chris Knight, Justin Townes Earle, and St. Paul and The Broken Bones.

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"Words", my new single is now available for download!! Do it!! The rest of the EP will be coming soon. Thanks for your support. :) 

 

 

Words

Betsy Franck

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"Words" began as a song and has developed into a personal movement and basis for spreading a positive message through my work. I scribbled down the verses in less than 10 minutes, then it sat for a while. I tried it out at shows, but it did not take shape until my good friend, and musical collaborator, Scott Low, suggested I throw in a B minor, and to focus on coming up with one line to tie it all together, and "Words" was finished.

I didn't want to write a song that would add to the melancholy of the world. But would serve as a reminder to myself and to any who listen that our daily reality is based upon what we say and what we allow ourselves to think. I wrote this song bothered by the self absorption that seems to have overcome our generation. In this age, we are extremely sensitive, and at the same time say extremely insensitive things. The lyrics are essentially my own realization that we do not listen as much as we speak, and type. This song has become part of my personal journey serving to remind me to choose my thoughts and words more carefully.

The words we think, the words we speak, even the words we don't, are all a part of a bigger picture. They resonate in the universe reverberating back to us in whatever way we throw them out. There is so much power in a word, and the absence of them. They can be used to create joy, laughter, loving environments, sadness, rage, guilt... there is no stopping a word from changing something in someway. When I choose to think or say something, this song reminds me to pause and be sure it is something I want in my head and that I want coming from my mouth. I am hoping it can do the same for those who hear it. #words

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