Friday Night Summer Plaza Series - Betty and the Gents
Betty and the Gents are four local friends who have become a north Iowa favorite for great music and entertainment! The band's lead singer and bassist is local music teacher Elisabeth Kirby, whose voice has been described as "versatile: dreamy and lush, with a rock-and-roll edge." The multi-skilled Gents include Tom Kirby, Marty Garrett and Brett Schoneman. Mr. Kirby shines on every type of guitar, with his ability to pick out complex melodies on the acoustic, then in the next moment shred out familiar and beloved classic electric riffs. Garrett's solid, tasteful rhythm guitar playing and rich vocals have been compared to the likes of Jim Croce and Johnny Cash. Drummer Schoneman boasts an impressive recording and touring history, and has been a highly sought-after musician in the state for many years. Betty and the Gents are sure to please with their diverse set of tunes and all-around "good time" vibe.