It really shouldn’t work. Their musical backgrounds are as different as their voices. Yet, Second Opinion manages to bring them together in a way that leaves audiences at times, wildly enthusiastic, at times poignantly silent, and always wanting more.
How an unconventional children’s musician, and old-time banjo player, and a topical singer songwriter can even agree on a common repertoire is a mystery. But not only do they agree, Betsy Clinton, Sally Potter and Pat Madden produce a colorful musical fabric of harmonies, stories and commentaries.
“Their performances are alive! Second Opinion material is always fresh and relevant. The arrangements are dynamic and they quickly establish rapport with the audience. Such an energetic performance is rarely seen.” – Barb Crow, New Folk Collective, Twin Cities