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Stephanie Bettman, Luke Halpin to perform at Vail Public Library

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Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin will perform a free show at the Vail Library Wednesday.

VAIL — Acclaimed musicians Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin return to Vail to play a concert at the Vail Public Library at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The library is located at 292 W. Meadow Drive.

Bettman and Halpin's music is new and catchy — an engaging mixture of folk, roots, bluegrass and jazz with memorable lyrics and killer instrumentation. The two of them raise the roof with their soaring harmonies and foot-tapping fiddles.

Bettman is an accomplished writer, singer and fiddler. Her lyrics are infused with wit and wisdom, poetry and insight. Vocally, she draws comparison to the soaring soprano of Joan Baez and the plaintive emotion of Emmylou Harris.

Halpin is a renowned multi-instrumentalist. He is a master of the guitar and the mandolin, impressive on fiddle and banjo and adept at nearly any instrument he attempts. Halpin draws inspiration from the likes of Sam Bush, Mark O'Connor and Tony Rice and holds his own in comparison.

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They have been a featured act at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, as well as several Performing Arts Centers throughout the Western and Southwestern U.S.

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Their music creates a fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound far greater than the sum of its parts. The duo's shows take the listener from up-tempo down-home fiddlin', to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop with catchy melodies and lyrics that will stick with you long after the concert has finished.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 970-479-2187.

If you go …

What: Bettman & Halpin Concert.

Where: Vail Public Library, 292 W. Meadow Drive, Vail.

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call 970-479-2187.