With great joy we release a new track, Forgetful Heart, the title of the brand new touring collection of love songs by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Forgetful Heart comes out on May 28th please share the pre-save Spotify links far and wide!
We are optimistic and filled with a sense of spring again and with luck and a fair wind have upcoming live performance dates starting in June throughout the year (subject to government restrictions easing and with all Covid protocols in place) in London, Manchester, Farnham, Cornwall, Chiswick and Shoreham, with more coming in all the time.
We are positive for being out in the world again and hope you can join us at any of these - including - if you are in other countries, the live streams!
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And the single I wrote with Simon Wallace for the wonderful singer and our friend, Nate Rogers Watching The Clouds received some lovely attention - it is filled with hope so if you need cheering up - do have a listen here.
The new children’s show The Smartest Giant in Town co-written with Samantha Lane opens in May - book tickets here.
And as always thank you for staying with me on the journey and my sympathies and love remain with everyone who has, (I think we all have) experienced personal losses and struggles this past year. I hope for and work towards a better world and lives for all.
With love, Barb
On 28th May Barb releases the title track of her new collection Forgetful Heart on Kristalyn Records.
With Jenny Carr on piano, Dudley Phillips on bass and percussion and Christoph Bracher producing, this Bob Dylan song opens into new life. Barb said “Forgetful Heart was suggested to me by the editors of the upcoming Dylan At 80 book for which I wrote an essay on Dylan and love. My own Forgetful Heart loves this song and I hope you will, too.”
Written by Barb Jungr and Simon Wallace
Released on Kristalyn for download from April 23rd.
Bruce Springsteen’s classic song, on Kristalyn Records (KristaDB1). Recorded with and produced by Simon Wallace, with video by Simon and all made during lockdown, when we were all Dancing in the Dark?
Barb released In My Troubled Days in early April 2020. The single is a duet with the wonderful Fourth Choir, with a video and a link for choral arrangements by John McDaniel.
Released Autumn 2019
Broadway World review of Bob, Brel and Me at Joe’s Pub NYC - Feb 2020
Barb Jungr's committed performances of material by Bob Dylan, Jacques Brel, and herself make for a powerful set. Her delightfully quirky humor, with some cutely bristling impatience at the folly of human nature, is welcome comic relief between highly emotional, word-dense songs. Whether cheeky or choked-up with feeling, this artist (I don't use the word casually) commands attention and affection. Read full review
Kind of Jazz ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Barb's voice in fine fettle, and as always, her read on the lyrics is spot-on. Read full review
The vocals are powerfully delivered in Barb Jungr’s inimitable style – classy, full on, a touch of the mischievous and complete conviction. Read full review