A multi-faceted and eclectic song interpreter who counts Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln, Etta James, and Tanya Maria among her influences, award-winning singer/songwriter/pianist Bett Butler authored two critically-acclaimed albums of original music: SHORT STORIES, which earned a “recommended” rating from All Music Guide; and MYTHS & FABLES, winner of a performance grant from the Artist Foundation. She recently released AMERICAN SAMPLER, her first recorded collection of standards, which “breathes new life into old songs with fresh arrangements and a flair for the exotic” (KUT Radio host Jay Trachtenburg, Austin Chronicle) and features what might well be the most honest, haunting and intense version of ‘Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?’ committed to CD.” (Jim Beal, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS). Never has the song been recorded with such tension and edge, writes Enrique Lopetegui of THE CURRENT....
Awards"When Love Has Left the Room" 1st Place, Jazz Category, 2006 International Songwriting Competition; Performance Grant, San Antonio Artist Foundation; Fred Weiss Memorial Grant for Professional Development,Texas Music Coalition; San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame; Artist of the Month, City of San Antonio.
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