Welcome to the Circle
Betsy Rose is a singer and writer who for many years has been a voice within the progressive and spiritual movements of our times. Contemporary cultural visionaries such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Matthew Fox, and Joanna Macy have included her music in their work. After Sept 11,2001, Betsy created Singing For Peace, groups of non professional singers gathering in public to sing songs of healing and peace. She also offers Womansong Circles, participatory singing groups for women, in the Bay Area and nationally. Welcome To The Circle is a collection of songs from the Womansong Circles. Betsy is a long time leader in the family practice program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre,CA. Her numerous recordings include Motherlight, songs of the journey of parenting, and Heart of a Child, featuring songs from her parenting and educator workshops. Calm Down Boogie, especially for children and families, celebrates the joys of simple living, homespun happiness, earth care and family bonds. Her upcoming February 2011 release, Real To Me, features 15 original songs spanning 20+ years of writing and living. Betsy and her partner, David Stark, live in Berkeley, California, with their son Matthew, age 19.