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Ledbetter & his Best Bet


Joe Ledbetter is a San Francisco Bay Area based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, looping artist, two-time nordic track and field champion and BBQ aficionado. He spent his college years involved in musical theater performing in Bye, Bye Birdie (Conrad), The Fantasticks (Girl's Father), Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and Cabaret (MC). He's also played drums in a several bands, including The Dont's and The Absinthe Glow. 

Ledbetter's band is whatever his Best Bet seems to be at the time. Good old friends are always stopping by. Sometimes it was a baker's dozen of players with strings, brass, kazoos, and a theremin. Another times its a cello and a mandolin. Many times it's just Ledbetter and a looper.


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Better Late

by Ledbetter & his Best Bet

Recorded at Closer Studios (San Francisco, CA),  Ausgang Audio (Petaluma, CA) & The System (Boulder Creek, CA)

Produced by Brian Davis, Tim Mooney & Joe Ledbetter
Mixed and Mastered by Scott Ramsay (

Music and Lyrics by Joe Ledbetter
(except Amsterdam by Mort Shuman, Eric Blau, Jacques Brel, Jean Bacri aka Claudric)