#KeepingUpWith: The Betsie Beers
Cape Town based, The Betsie Beers is a two to six-piece ‘Newgrass’ country band. Formed and fronted by sisters, Landi Degenaar on banjo, vocals, and harmonica. Zel Degenaar is on guitar, vocals, and stompbox. The band has grown to include Gerhardt Claassen on the electric guitar and dobro - Wouter Reyneke on bass and the occasional guest artist to add an extra bit of flavor to their style of music, which has elements of happy, heartbreak harmonies filled with beautiful, poetic lyrics. The Betsies will have you foot-stomping and hand-clapping throughout every performance.
We recently caught up with the hard-working, talented band to chat about their upcoming gigs and projects. Here is what they had to say:
Tell us your favorite Tequila story.
If we could’ve remembered them, we would’ve shared them.
What’s your take on the current state of Cape Town’s live music scene?
We love the diversity of music Cape Town is moving into, we just hope that it gives the music scene a bit more support in terms of getting ticket sales up. That is still a massive struggle for a lot of bands at the moment.
Congratulations on making the line-up for the International Tequila Festival 2019. What can we expect from your set?
We are very excited to be playing this festival! What better combo than cold tequila and great music! We will be bringing our best country upbeat songs to the stage to keep the tequila flowing for sure!
What’s your favorite summer activity/experience in Cape Town?
We all love to be social, so when summer is about to hit, we get ready for amazing weekend/day festivals in and around Cape Town.
Which is your favorite Tequila that you recommend to your friends and why?
DonJulio! Straight up!! BEST!
Stay up to date and keep up with The Betsie Beers on these social media platforms:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thebetsiebeers/
Be sure not to miss their much-anticipated performance at the International Tequila Festival 2019, taking place in Greenpoint's Hamilton Rugby Stadium, Cape Town.