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Steady Betty (Burlington, VT)
Steady Betty is an 8-piece “all-star…rocksteady band” (Seven Days). The band pays homage to the classic late-1960s sounds of Jamaica. Rocksteady is a danceable, soulful successor to ska, and the roots of the reggae genre. Steady Betty showcases Vermont-based lady musicians, including Miriam Bernardo (lead vocal), Linda Bassick (guitar, vocals), Rachel Capobianco (drums, vocals), Carrie Cook (bass), Margot Van Horne (trumpet), Erin Teodosio (trombone), Meghan Waterhouse (tenor sax), Allison Frazier (alto & bari sax), Mollie Coons (bari sax), and Zoe Harris (alto sax).
Steady Betty’s Vermont shows have drawn dance-happy capacity crowds and enthusiasm from local press: “a stellar group of Vermont musicians …cool rocksteady tunes” (Brent Hallenbeck, Burlington Free Press); “Steady Betty… are quickly rising among the ranks of my favorite local acts” (Dan Bolles, Seven Days).