Long-time Helena music-maker Steve Betz is at work on his fourth CD, Kaleidoscope – a follow-up to his recording Without Love.
Betz has played in many bands over the years, but has settled into a cover band, Triplecross, for 16 years that plays classic rock ’n roll, and The Steve Betz Trio, which plays his original tunes. He also leads a worship band at First Christian Church in Helena.
Betz attributes his passion for music to his parents – his mom was a piano teacher and his dad played guitar, bass and keyboards.
He writes, “At an early age I started writing piano pieces. My mother took me to a symphony when I was 10 and I remember wanting to be a conductor for a while after that. I loved the percussive pieces especially. It wasn't until later in my life I started writing and recording in earnest.”
He began his recording sessions at a home studio. “It was fun creating and building a song from scratch,”… Read more
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