• Betse & Clarke - River Still Rise

    Betse & Clarke - River Still Rise

    Kansas City, Mo. — Traditional/future folk duo Betse & Clarke have announced their debut full-length album, "River Still Rise," a spectacular collection of originals and reworked traditional tracks intended to be enjoyed as a musical adventure, much like the river exploration of the famous duo Lewis & Clark, an inspiration for the band's name.

    The album title comes from the journal of Meriwether Lewis, as the Corps of Discovery prepared to commence their epic journey.

    Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt formed their duo in the fall of 2014, after meeting and realizing a shared love of deep sources of traditional southern mountain music, along with the motivation to create new folk music.

    In their new recording, The Banjo Cafe considers River Still Rise to be one of the very finest releases of 2016, and one that should be a part of every music lover's collection. A stunning collection that forces old-time music to take a fresh look at where its been and where its headed.


    From the recording River Still Rise, the Clarke Wyatt original composition "Stepping on Ghosts."


    • Stepping on Ghosts
    • The Two Brothers
    • Shelvin' Rock
    • In This World
    • Calico
    • Requiem for Little Sadie
    • The Quail Is a Pretty Bird
    • Fair and Tender Ladies
    • Arkansas Traveler
    • Diamond Joe
    • Jericho
    • Fill My Way with Love
    • Rolling River
    • Take a Drink on Me
    • A.S.B. Bridge Blues

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