Dear Friends and Supporters,
A very Happy New Year to you all, and I hope the recent holiday period was as good as it could have been. Mine was wonderful and I am now ready and preparing for 2022 and a bunch of shows around the country with several of our children’s shows touring and opening. Fingers crossed people will venture out again.
Wonderfully we return to Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel with Dylan and Cohen songs - all love songs and of course all love songs with a very interesting take. I’ll be there with Jenny Carr and you can book now - they are super safe on the covid front down there and we hope very much you’ll join us.
Details and booking here.
There May Be A Castle runs until nearly the end of January. Booking here.
And The Singing Mermaid is venturing to Polka in Wimbledon in spring. Booking here.
Meanwhile Forgetful Heart and Famous Blue Raincoat are available on all streaming services and on YouTube and Apple Music for purchase. All my albums are available online and it is wonderful if you can share the tracks you love far and wide.
Hope to see you all soon and meanwhile please keep safe and well.
In August 2021 Barb released the second track as part of her new collection on Kristalyn Records.
Once again Jenny Carr is on piano, with Dudley Phillips on bass and Christoph Bracher producing, Here, Leonard Cohen’s extraordinary treatise on love and pain is given a whole new interpretation.
Barb’s versions of Dylan’s I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight was hailed as one of the ten best Dylan covers amongst Johnny Cash, Bryan Ferry, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and more...
See the full list here
On 28th May Barb released 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.”
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