Betty and the Boomers
Saturday, May 25
Waterstreet Market, New Paltz, NY
Tight harmonies, fabulous songs, sunshine, iced chai latte–what more could anyone ask?
from their website www.bettyandthebabyboomers.com:
When Betty Boomer, Jean Valla McAvoy, Paul Rubeo, and Steve Stanne began singing together more than 30 years ago, the name made sense—a play on Betty’s name and the fact that all are children of the baby boom. Bassist Robert Bard fit right in demographically when he joined later on. If they’ve had second thoughts, it’s too late to change now. “Betty and the Baby Boomers” appears on the covers of the band’s five CDs, and the name is known to folk music fans from the mountains of Connemara in Ireland to the Catskills overlooking New York’s Hudson Valley, their home base.
I’ve known most of these performers since my days with Clearwater and the Beacon Sloop Club. In fact, I used to sing with the Sloop Singers, but mostly on the choruses.
Husband Pat enjoyed every minute.
Listen to them here: