ABOUT BARBARA LAMB
Barbara Lamb is a fiddler, composer, songwriter, singer and performance artist. Over her career, Barbara has performed and/or recorded with Asleep at the Wheel, The John Cowan Band, The Laura Love Band, Ranch Romance, The Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Lyle Lovett, Riders in the Sky, Peter Rowan, Trisha Yearwood, Tony Trischka, even author Robert Fulghum.
You could say that this life of musical stew brewed the new solo Barbara Lamb show. She says, “In 2008 I turned a corner musically. I started the Barbara Lamb Solo Show with more gear than I had ever had to drag around in my past. More gear, but incredible musical freedom. This solo show is really a one woman band. I use looping gear, lots of hand percussion instruments, parts of my body as percussion instruments, an electric kalimba, wine glasses, my fiddle and my voice to create these audio sculptures. It’s performance art you can dance to.”
Her latest recording is TWISTY GIRL on Lots of Coffee Records. It represents her show with ten original pieces ranging from the quirky Scio Sheep Barn to the plaintive I Was Wondering to the completely electronica vibing Benny Got a Chicken.
“Take in the toys, tunes and technology in Barbara’s toolbox. Tradition collides with innovation in a joyful process as much fun to listen to as it is to watch. Once again Babs fearlessly reinvents herself and it’s so exciting! I really dig it and hope you will too!” — Joe Craven, musician
“…ferociously gifted fiddling…” — Boston Herald
“…assertive fiddle lines, full of feeling and melody.” — Washington Post
“…masterful on the fiddle, a Bob Wills without the cigar.” — Austin American-Statesman
“She’s got the ability to scorch any song with a solo, or kick it into higher gear.” — Hartford Courant
“One of the qualities that keeps me listening to Miss Lamb’s music is her melding of tradition with contemporary innovation. This is a fruitful combination for her musically. These two polarities provide an endless dynamic of light and shade in a type of chiaroscuro effect. As a music fan myself, solo is “where it’s at” so to speak. Barbara has a deep reserve of courage and creativity to draw upon and the resultant effect is striking.” — Danny Barnes, musician
“Babs is a true musical innovator of traditional roots music.” — Madison County Arts Council
“Superb Nashville fiddler…” — The Seattle Times
“Wires and high heels mixed with tambourines, wine glasses and more for the fiddler who delivers more.” — Terry Bulger, WSMV Nashville Channel 4
“The show has been heralded as one of the most unique musical experiences ever to take the stage.” — Yancey Common Times Journal, North Carolina
“The multi-talented Barbara Lamb warmed up the room with her “one woman” band. It was cool to see her musical creative process evolve right in front of us. She plays a mean Nashville fiddle and sings up a storm. Quite a musical force.” — Steve’s Guitars, Carbondale, Colorado
“Barbara Lamb is one of Nashville’s hottest fiddlers, and we’re delighted to welcome her back to Barking Legs after an absence of several years.” — Barking Legs Theater, Chattanooga, Tennessee