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Betsy Badwater /Denton Hatcher & Izzy Cox at Handlebar

Handlebar, 112 N Tarragona , Pensacola


BETSY & IZZY SUMMER TOUR 2014 Betsy's Birthday Show!

Age limit: 18+



Mississippi Songwriter's Fest

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TONIGHT! Anson & Betsy in a Double-One-Man-Band Show 

 ***Busy tonight?*** Ya gotta eat so come hang out with me! One of my best buddies and my very first touring partner, D. Anson Brody is in town from Fort Worth, Texas! We will be giving a double One-Man-Band show at The East Hill Yard from 6-9pm. It's absolutely FREE. The food is great, plenty of nutritious craft beer to choose from, and it's been my experience that NO ONE comes out of a performance by Anson without having to pick their jaw up off the floor. You WILL say *WOW*. I will be doing my classic OMB, but also joining me on a handful of tunes will be the lovely and talented JT Tereszkiewicz . 
Here's a photo of Anson and me from our first tour together. We were playing somewhere in East Texas singing Andrew Delaney's "The Night I Killed Bubbles The Clown". I can't wait to see my friend tonight! It's been almost a year! We will be at the venue around 5pm if you want to come hang with us before we play! I know Anson has lots of friends who have been waiting SO long to see him on the Gulf Coast again!
Check out Anson's amazing work HERE:

Betsy's Birthday Weekend!! 

**NEWS!!!!** We are so excited to announce we just got confirmation on a package show with my touring buddies at VINYL MUSIC HALL, Pensacola, on FRIDAY AUGUST 1st (my birthday!!). The lineup will include our dear friends, Denton Hatcher & The Soap Box Blues from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, AND Miss Izzy Cox, from Austin, Texas! I am over the moon! Tell everybody!

Saturday, August 2nd, Denton, Izzy and I will be continuing the birthday weekend, rockin' it out at The Handlebar, Pensacola! We can't wait to see you!

If you haven't gotten a chance to listen to Denton Hatcher or Izzy Cox, check out these links! Your ears and heart will thank you! 

Denton Hatcher:
Miss Izzy Cox:

See you guys soon!

Pensacola Flood 

Last week the Gulf Coast got more that two feet of rain in a single day. Downtown flooded, friends had water up to their kitchen tables, cars and entire streets were washed away... and sadly some folks lost their lives. The helping agencies were not immune to the deluge, and the Manna Food Bank was damaged by the flood. 

THe beauty in the tragedy is that the local artists and musicians are coming together to help our community via a handful of fundraising concerts and hands-on projects. It seems like everyone wants to help and it feels really good to live in a community of people with such positive attitudes. 

Here's a rundown of the Flood Relief events/incentives that I know about right now: 

Saturday May 24 11am-11pm FIRST CITY ART CENTER -Glass blowing, live music (Betsy at 8:30pm -free Black Rooster T'shirts to the first 10 people to buy CDs), stand-up comedy, Art, Card reading, book, food and clothing drive
This show benefits Open Books of Pensacola, First City Art Center, and Manna Food Bank -All were damaged in the flood.

Saturday May 30 DOLCE VITA- Celebrity-signed and local art auction, live music (Betsy at 8:30pm), food and clothing drive
This show benefits Manna Food Bank

Month of May: BLACK SPARROW TATTOO STUDIO -5$ from every TShirt Sale will be donated to Manna Food Bank

As for what I'm doing:
ALL money from the next 30 Betsy Badwater CD Sales will be donated to Manna Food Bank and Red Cross of North West Florida
I'm personally offering labor for those who need help cleaning/clearing flooded homes/small businesses. I've got a good crew of real hard working nice people to help out around the neighborhood. Please email me if you or someone you know could use a hand. 

Let's get stuff Done! I love my town.


First Show of the Season: HANDLEBAR, Pensacola! 

We are super stoked for our first show of the season: Handlebar, Saturday April 19. I've got a new lineup of extra talented musicians and all-new songs that we spent all winter writing. Folks, this is some of the grooviest, head-bobbin'est, foot-tappin'est music I've ever had the pleasure to be a part of and these 10 new songs have NEVER been played live. Come be the first to hear the NEW and Improved Betsy Badwater. Josh Tereszkiewicz & Jordan Kimsey bring the BIG BIG voice out of me. Check it out: Betsy Badwater @ Handlebar, Saturday April 19

Big Saturday Coming Up! 

Hey everybody, I've got THREE Shows this Saturday:
11:30am: Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival, Perry, Florida
8pm: Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola Chris Thomas King at Vinyl Music Hall Info
11pm: House Concert Downtown Pensacola (email me for an invitation)

After this Saturday we are focusing our full attention to a project that's been in the works for a while. The past year has been cathartic and new *exciting* opportunities are in our hands! We'll keep you posted. In the mean time, stay warm, and we'll see you in the spring! Thank you for your support!

Betsy's Sweet Potato Pie Recipe 

I think just about every truly Southern woman has a special thang she cooks around the holiday times, a "braggin' pie" or something like that. Being a purely Southern lady myself I love to be in the kitchen, too. Well, today, with plenty of time between now and Christmas, I want to share my Sweet Potato Pie recipe. I finally got this sucker dang near exactly how I want it. I'd love to sell it to Sara Lee and retire, but I'm afraid they'd forget to put the love in there, so I'ma give it to y'all instead! Enjoy!

Betsy's Sweet Potato Pie:

ginger snap cookies & walnuts (I put em in a clean smooth cotton cloth and smash em with my "kitchen claw hammer"-I don't have a food processor),
Pensacola Bay Brewery Blackbeard Stout (just til the cookies are slightly moist),
just enough butter to hold the crumbles together.
Smash that into your pie tins about a quarter inch thick

mash baked sweet potatoes til they're super smooth (about 3 taters per pie. Again, I don't use power tools, so I whisk them taters til my triceps burn),
dark brown sugar (I don't measure I taste. It's probably about a cup),
salted butter (bout half a stick),
teaspoon or more of vanilla,
cinnamon & nutmeg (A lot. Probably a couple tablespoons of cinnamon and half as much nutmeg -taste it)
salt (the salt is the secret, now. add the salt last and you need just enough to bring out the nutmeg a lil bit.)
wip 3 eggs and fold those in

marshmallows & walnuts

Assemble the pies and bake at 350 about 45 minutes or so while you stir this awesome glaze:

Reduce 12 oz Blackbeard Stout, 1/2 c honey, 1/2 c black coffee, 4 oz unsweetened dark chocolate, about 1 1/2-2c dark brown sugar, 2 tbs vanilla
in a saucepot until it becomes caramelized and looks like black molasses.
This makes enough glaze to drizzle on your pies after they cook and have extra to keep in the fridge in a glass jelly jar for a week or so to drizzle in your coffee, icecream, punkin pie, and believe it or not, glaze a ham. It's soooo good. It makes anything taste better.

Serve this pie hot with a cold stout, or cold with a black coffee. Perfect!Merry Christmas!!


Next up! 

Hey everybody! It's been a fun and well deserved break and now I'm looking forward to the next big week!
I've got three shows next Saturday and I hope to see you all there.
I'll be giving a one-man-band show at the 6th Annual Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival from 11a-1:30p in my birthtown of Perry, Florida, where apparently, Ben Prestige is going to be "the sound of BBQ" because they're workin' him silly. Check it out: Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Schedule

THEN we burn up the highway heading back west to Pensacola to open the show for our friend Chris Thomas King at Vinyl Music Hall. Last time we saw him was at Neutral Grounds in New Orleans where Denton Hatcher and I were playin' a lil quick acoustic thang and he popped in for a hug and a cup of tea. Really looking forward to this concert and showing off some of my one-man-band stuff in my hometown. I've been kickin' it with my big band this year, and it was a really refreshing experience to get back to my OMB roots on tour, so I plan to bring that back home to the Vinyl next Saturday. But of course with a twist. Get your tickets for CTK & BB at Vinyl or you can purchase them directly from me and get a cd of *new* unreleased songs for free! Just stop by Black Sparrow Tattoo Studio in Pensacola or message me for special arrangements or to purchase via Paypal.

After thaaaat... I'll be giving a private concert at a location on Palafox Street in Downtown Pensacola at 11pm. Message me if you would like an invitation. Yes, I do those!

I'm really looking forward to sharing all the new things I've been working on. I'm on another sonwriting craze (put three new ones down just last night) and usually when I get the 'juice' it doesn't run out before I get at least a handful of good ideas down. Miss Jordan Kimsey is a constant source of inspiration and I look forward to amazing things with her and her dynamic guitar playing. A new record is lurking around us like the ghost of some old snakehandler turned asunder by the searpent himself. Ain't no haints a'gona run me off. :)

Love y'all. See you next weekend!



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