Singer/Pianist Patricia Barber Continues To Garner Critical Acclaim For Her Most Recent CD, "Verse"


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Critical praise continues to pour in for Verse, the latest recording from groundbreaking singer/pianist Patricia Barber. The album, which was released on August 27th, was a first for Barber in that it consisted entirely of her own original compositions, a project that she informally dedicated to the songwriting talents of Joni Mitchell.

2002 found Barber giving her debut performance at famed Carnegie Hall, featured in a Sunday New York Times Arts & Leisure piece, performing with her band on the nationally broadcast CBS “Saturday Early Show," topping the Female Vocalist Talent Deserving Wider Recognition category in the Down Beat International Critics Poll for the 4th consecutive year, hitting the #1 spot on the jazz radio charts, and embarking on an international tour in support of Verse.

Feb. 1 - Blue Note - Columbia, MO
Feb. 14 - Orchestra Hall - Chicago, IL
Feb. 15 - Barkley Theater at Oats Park Art Center - Fallon, NV
Feb. 17 - Kuumbwa Jazz Center - Santa Cruz, CA
Feb. 20-22 - Catalina's Bar & Grill - Los Angeles, CA

What the critics have been saying about Verse: “In her new CD, Verse, Barber traverses even more compelling territory with her first collection of all original material. It is a stunning musical accomplishment... there is so much to hear in this brilliant collection of songs, that it offers revelatory experiences with each repeated hearing... an exquisite, not-to-be-missed creative adventure."
-Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times (

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