Bett has studied and been involved with music all of her life. Her father, Sam Andrews, was a well-known jazz saxophone player in North Carolina whose music is still heard all over the nation through recordings. Bett was classically trained in piano, and majored in voice performance at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. When in high school during the folk music heyday of Peter, Paul, and Mary, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins, Bett learned to play the guitar and has been playing and singing traditional music of America and Scotland, Ireland and England ever since. She began writing her own music in 1989, mostly of stories, places, and personal experiences. Her use of many unusual alternate tunings attracts listeners just as the stories in her songs will make her audience want more. Her love of traditional music of the United States and that of the United Kingdom prompts her to arrange songs in a way which may attract an ear which otherwise would not be likely to listen. She strives to instill interest in songs of the past which are quickly being forgotten. John Bucher of Oberlin University said of her Celtic arrangement of Steven Foster's Oh Susanna!: 'I can't remember the last time I sang 'O Susanna', and smiled as I sang along!'.