Mariposa in Concert presents an entertaining evening of fun with Betty and The Bobs March 30.
The group is made up of well-known musicians and friends who work together in various combinations. Their repertoire includes tunes from a wide variety of genres, including country, blues, R&B, Beatles, jazz and some of their own wacky songs.
The players in Betty and The Bobs are Wendell Ferguson, Rich Greenspoon, David Matheson, Soozi Schlanger, Suzie Vinnick, Katherine Wheatley and David Woodhead.
Wendell Ferguson (vocals, guitar) is a six-time Canadian Country Music Association Guitar Player of the Year. Known for his hilarious tunes, he has also traveled the globe accompanying a who’s who in both country and folk music.
Rich Greenspoon (drums) has played drums with several groups as well as on recordings in many contemporary styles, including world music and jazz. He also produces albums for other artists.
David Matheson (piano, vocals and more) is a singer/songwriter and one-quarter of the Canadian folk group, Moxy Früvous. He is also the newest member of Betty and The Bobs.
Soozi Schlanger (vocals, fiddle) is best known as a member of “Swamperella”, a traditional Cajun band. As one of the Betties, she sings old-time country and 1940s jazz.
Suzie Vinnick (vocals, bass, guitar, and mandolin) is the newest Betty. She is a multiple award-winner for bass playing, songwriting, and singing.
Katherine Wheatley (vocals, guitar) plays at folk clubs across Canada and in Europe and is currently working on her third CD.
David Woodhead (vocals, bass, mandolin) is best known for his creative instrumental work in the folk world, including recordings and/or performances with Perth County Conspiracy, Stan Rogers, Brent Titcomb, Valdy, and Loreena McKennitt. In addition to producing albums and writing music for film and television, he’s released his own CD “Sweets and Conundrums”.
The concert takes place on Saturday, March 30 at the Best Western Mariposa Inn, 400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door (includes all fees and taxes). Tickets are available at the Mariposa Folk Foundation office, located at 10 Peter St. South, or online at www.mariposafolk.com/concert/betty-and-the-bobs.