It All Comes Back to Love– Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin
It All Comes Back To Love is California’s Stephanie Bettman’s second CD and the long awaited follow up to 2007’s fabulous Get Close To Me.
For the writing, recording and production, Stephanie collaborated with long time band member Luke Halpin (who has played with Lonestar and Merle Haggard, among others), to produce a CD of which they should be proud. Halpin offers harmony vocals throughout the CD, aswell as guitar, fiddle and mandolin, which adds to the eclectic sound. All eleven songs were written by Bettman, Halpin, or both.
Betttman has been compared to Joan Baez and Emmylou Harris and as soon as you hear her sing, it is easy to see why, such is the richness of her stunning vocals as she effortlessly combines the sounds of Americana, bluegrass, folk and classic country .
The standout track is perhaps the stunning ballad, Leavin’ New York, where the emotion in her voice is palpable. However, there are also soime fabulous upbeat, certainly radio friendly songs, such as Stiff Upper Lip, I Just Wanna Love You and Fiddler’s Bend.
I look forward to hearing more from Stephanie Bettman as I think she has a great musical future ahead. I highly recommend that you look her up and add both this and her earlier CD to your collection.