Epiphany Records is the independent record label for the musical projects of Bet Williams and John Hodian.
A unique hybrid of world music, art song, Americana, and avant-garde folk featuring Bet Williams and John Hodian.
A blues-roots, new folk, tone poet with a highly charismatic stage presence and an astonishing four-octave range voice.
A composer, conductor, and pianist whose music combines his Armenian roots, classical training, and free improvisation.
Just launched the first Naghash Ensemble KICKSTARTER! Take a minute and watch the video above. Be part of making "Songs of Exile - Volume II" happen!
Recording the new Epiphany Project CD.
Back in the U.S. on the west coast. Recording new Epiphany Project CD for European Tour in February/March 2016.
July and August
Writing and Recording new Naghash Ensemble music in Yerevan, Armenia.
June 2, 2015
Bet Williams Band will be on tour in June and July of 2015.
May 8, 2015
The venue at Kassel World Music Festival was perfect with candlelight and church acoustics. Naghash Ensemble performed beautifully. Concert tonight in Frankfurt, then Berlin Saturday, Dresden Sunday and Berlin/Brandenburg on Monday before the group heads back to Armenia. Check details for shows here.
April 28, 2015
The Naghash Ensemble will be on tour in Germany the first week of May.
March 23, 2015
Flying to Los Angeles on Wednesday. First show is on March 27 in L.A. then we head up the coast to Ojai. Check out the calendar and come check out our family band tour!
March 1, 2015
We're getting ready to head to the U.S. for our second Family Circus Band Tour! This time we're playing shows up the West Coast from Los Angeles to Seattle starting March 27 - April 12. Before we leave Berlin we have a few shows in Germany with Bet Williams Band.
January 14, 2015
Happy New Year!
Naghash Ensemble and Epiphany Project have just signed with a new agency! We are very excited to be on board with our good friends at Aurora Nova Productions!
We're in the studio working on some new music soon to be released online. We'll be putting out some new videos as well. In the meantime here's a brief look at the tours:
JANUARY - Germany - Bet Williams SOLO shows
FEBRUARY - Germany - Family Circus
MARCH - Bet Williams Band
MARCH/ APRIL - USA - Family Circus Tour - Los Angeles to Seattle
MAY - Germany - Naghash Ensemble
Many things to be happy about. Check the calendar and maybe we'll see you out and about on the planet!
November 21, 2014
It was a great concert in Lyon! Merci for coming out on a cold night in this lovely city! Zurich also was wonderful and the church up the winding streets of this magical town was beautiful. Tonight in the theater Werkraum in Lörrach! Here's a shot from Zurich
November, 2014 - Coming from Yerevan
John's Naghash Ensemble is coming to Europe! Debut shows in Lyon, Zurich, Lörrach and Konstanz. The ensemble played a sold out show in Yerevan, Armenia last night and received a standing ovation. Coming to Lyon on Wednesday! Check the dates
October 6, 2014 - On tour with Epiphany Project
World class percussionist drummer Mal Stein flew into Berlin last Thursday and we just played some great shows with him this past weekend. Thanks Lahr, Ravensburg and Kassel! This tour is a bit special as we're playing songs from all our ensembles. So we're doing songs from the new CD "The 11th Hour" PLUS brand new Epiphany Project songs as well as some never before heard excerpts from John's Naghash Ensemble. It's a really interesting night of music. Next we head to Braunschweig, Frankfurt, Köln and Hamburg...
August 18, 2014 - Armenia, Italy... now Tours coming up in Germany, France, Switzerland
We had a great summer playing some festivals and exploring places we'd never been. Sardinia! Amazing blue water and fabulous food. Then we were in Yerevan, Armenia which is always interesting. John was rehearsing the new Naghash ensemble and writing new material for their upcoming tour in November. Before that in September and October we're celebrating the release of "The 11th Hour" with Bet Williams and Epiphany Project tours! Not to mention some special shows with Jack on drums! It's a Family Circus! Even the dog's on the bus! Check the Tours Page.
May 25, 2014 - Back in Berlin
We're back in Berlin after two great tours. First the U.S. Family Circus Tour was amazing. We loved being back in America. The last show of the tour was in beautiful Ojai California! Wow! With family and friends around we didn't want to leave. Jack was a fantastic band mate and we're already planning next year's "Circus Tour". A overview of the whole tour coming soon.
When we landed in Berlin we unpacked our bags, then repacked them for a BET WILLIAMS BAND tour with John on keyboard, Marc Gransten (Sweden) and Kenny Martin (NYC/Berlin) on drums (After all Jack had to go back to school!). It was great to play the new songs from "The 11th Hour". We also had a blast celebrating Kenny's birthday and the sold out show in Salzgitter. Here's a nice review of a show in Torgau and review in German Deutsch-Mugge thanks Hartmut.
We'll be touring again with these guys in a few weeks. Heading down south to the New Orleans Festival in Fürth!
April 25, 2014 - On Tour!
We're in Colorado Springs getting ready for the show tonight at Trilakes Art Center. This tour across the U.S. has been going great! From New York City to Philly to the Blue Ridge Mountains to Asheville and Nashville and now the Rockies we are reminded what a beautiful country America is. We've been welcomed kindly everywhere. Thanks so much to all the venues and fans and friends along the way.
Tomorrow night we'll be in Boulder. It's sold out but maybe if you ask real nice they can put in an extra seat for you! Our last show will be Ojai, California next Sunday May 4. We're not doing a show in L.A. after all so all Los Angelesens who want to make a Family Circus Concert should make the short trip up to Ojai - it's a gorgeous drive and the venue at Glen Muse Estates is a fabulous setting for our last show! Come celebrate with us http://www.glenmuse.com/events
Hope to see you. Love, Bet, John and Jack
March 5, 2014 - Einstein
We went to the Phil Glass/Robert Wilson opera Einstein on the Beach in Berlin! It was fantastic. All 4 1/2 hours of it. We loved it. Now we're packing for April and May in America!
February 2014 - Drums
We played a few shows with Jack on drums and it was great. We're gearing up for the U.S. Across America Family Circus Tour in April and May. If you are in the U.S. check out the Calendar and come on out to a show as we journey across America!
January 14, 2014 - Happy New Year!
We celebrated New Years Eve in France with good friends and skiing in the Alps. - one of the things we like about living in Europe. We've got a few shows coming right up. Bet will play some solo shows this week and then next week we'll be near Frankfurt. Hope you're having a good start in 2014!
December 2, 2013 - End of Year
It's hard to believe 2013 is almost over. In November we had a great Epiphany Project tour. Thanks to everyone who came to the shows and to the venues. A highlight was in France at Le Zoom where we played music live to a short film by our friend Hayk Sayadian.
November 6, 2013 - In the Studio
Between shows. We're in the studio this week recording some never before recorded songs of Epiphany Project and putting final touches on the new Bet Williams CD due out in 2014. On Sunday we head to Bayreuth area! Bet's birthday is coming up 11/11!
October 30, 2013 - On Tour
Epiphany Project is now officially on tour. We played 2 great shows last week. Thanks Erfurt and Schweina. Now we're heading over to Chemnitz today, then up north to Neumünster, Hildesheim and Billerbeck over the weekend. Stopped in Berlin briefly to carve some spooky pumpkins and wander the streets as zombies!
October 15, 2013 - Getting ready
We're getting ready for some great stuff coming up. Epiphany Project will be on tour with the fabulous Mal Stein from New York starting October 25 with shows in Germany and France. Check out the calendar.
AND we're booking a special tour in April 2014 called the Bet Williams Family Circus Tour in which we travel across America and play house concerts along the way. From New York to California. Sounds like a cool Home Movie, huh?
October 8, 2013 - Back from Armenia
It was an amazing trip to Armenia. We traveled through the beautiful mountainous countryside almost to the border of Iran. Lots of great plans made for the future! Now we're returning to the studio to finish Bet's CD "The 11th Hour". We just recorded a fantastic string quartet and the whole thing is coming together. Samples soon. A few shows coming up. Check the tours page.
September 16, 2013 – Back in Berlin
The shows were a blast with Kenny and Marc and now we're back in the studio working on Bet's new CD. John's getting the parts ready for the string quartet coming in next week. This weekend Bet's playing a few solo shows in Köln and Celle. Check out TOURS for more info. Heading to Armenia at the end of the month!
September 8, 2013 – On the Road
We have a lot going on right now. This week (September 8th—16th) we are taking a break from working on Bet’s new record to play a handful of shows with Bet Williams Band. We’re really looking forward to these shows as we are playing with our new drummer, Kenny Martin, from the legendary band DEFUNKT.
Then we are off to Armenia for some more recording of Nagash Ensemble. We are also getting ready to announce the Epiphany Project Fall Tour. This tour will take us all over Germany and we have added a handful of dates in France as well.