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!


Back Home 

Hey Everybody! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm back on the Gulf Coast now after a successful 47 show tour of 9 southern states. It was a great ride with my friends Izzy Cox, Denton Hatcher, Cody Ruth, Scott Sibley, Andrew Delaney & D.Anson Brody. Traveling and sharing music with my friends all over the South was just what the doctor ordered! I have learned that I LOVE the road and being in a new town every night, but it sure feels good to be home! I've got some interesting new things going on starting this month, some unexpected, crazy new collaborations, some cool festivals, and a new record already in infancy.

We're sold out of Tales of the Wayward records (you can still download online from itunes, amazon, etc), but there are still a few copies of Hometown Money and some Betsy Badwater Black Rooster t-shirts left, so come to a show or visit Revolver Records or Black Sparrow Tattoo Studio in Pensacola and get yours before they're all gone!

I'll see you next week at the Flora-Bama in Orange Beach, Alabama for the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival. I'll be in the main room for Wild Women Writers Night riding shotgun with the super talented Lisa Christian at 11:30pm!

Thank You! 

A special Thank You to everyone who came out and supported the new Release of Hometown Money Staurday, August 17.  See pictures from the event in my albums on this site. If you wern't able to make it out, check the schedule below for a possible date near you and thanks for listening.



Catch Me Live!



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Justin Otto: 9:30-9:55 Broke Yokels: 10:05-10:30 Betsy Badwater: 10:50-11:35 Lorin Walker Madsen: 11:55-12:45



Flora-Bama, Shindig In The Sand Festival




American Legion





Dew Pendleton's Barn Dance

Brewton, AL



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