Steel Betty brings Austin, Texas sound to Howard Oct. 29

Performing music inspired by the heart of Austin, Texas’ music culture, the talented trio Steel Betty will be in Howard Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 playing both original music and classics from bluegrass legends like Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers.

Steel Betty promotional photo

Photo Credit to Letitia Smith

Ticket prices are $30 for adults and $25 for both seniors and children 12 and under; students get in free with their student ID. Buy tickets online at, call the box office at 318.257.3942, or go by the box office in Tech’s Howard Center for the Performing Arts, Room 201. 

The performance is part of the Louisiana Tech Concert Association’s season series.

Steel Betty lives at the crossroads of what makes Austin, Texas the engine driving traditional music in America. The hip, virtuosic trio mixes flavors of bluegrass, folk, blues, Tex-Mex, Old Time music, and classic country.

David McD (guitar, vocals), Maddy Froncek (banjo, upright bass, vocals), and Micah Motenko (mandolin, piano, vocals) are multi-instrumentalists capturing the sounds and harmonies of Austin like no other ensemble. Concertgoers will hear spirituals, the Conjunto tradition, original compositions, and more.

The trio often conducts workshops for aspiring musicians and students and has an interactive program for schools introducing children to the great variety and depth of music from their part of America. More info about the group is at