Alive in Berkeley

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Recorded Live at
The Freight and Salvage
Berkeley, CA
on April 21, 2007

Recording, Mixing & Mastering by:
Tom Size

Live Sound: Javier Alcarez
Stage Manager: Lisa Vogel
Cover Art: Lynnly Labovitz
Graphics/Background Photo:
Deb McCarroll

Released: 2007

A Grammy-nominated, Bammy award winning singer-songwriter, pianist, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Barbara has performed on more than 65 albums, including 3 songs for Carlos Santana’s 2007 release. She is known as a vibrant, inventive performer and composer, bringing out the best in a musical group and audience. Barbara has recorded for Windham Hill Records since 1982, with 11 recordings to her credit as well as contributions to 10 compilations that have sold in the millions. As a co-founder of the acoustic super group, "Montreux" she recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival a genre bending acoustic sound that has become synonymous with Northern California. Barbara has performed with Bonnie Raitt, Terry Riley, the Kronos Quartet, Cris Williamson, Bobby McFerrin, Michael Hedges, Greg Brown, Ferron, Teresa Trull, Vicki Randle, Amy Ray, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Rosalee Sorrels, Terry Garthwaite and many others.

Raised in Indiana, at age 13 her family moved to Ghana, West Africa where she studied with master drummer Mustafa Tetty Addy. After musical studies at Mills College and a sojourn performing in Paris, she returned to West Africa with a Watson Fellowship to collect traditional music. Recording and touring internationally for over 20 years, she now resides in Berkeley , CA with her husband and 5 year old daughter. As of fall 2007, she has just completed a 40 city national tour and has a new solo release “Alive in Berkeley", a high fidelity, high energy recording of new material and greatest hits with an all star back-up band including Teresa Trull, Vicki Randle, Katrina Krimsky, Julie Wolf, George Brooks, Celso Alberti and Dewayne Pate. Barbara has never sounded better on piano, vocals, fiddle and guitar.