The Artistry of … Patricia Barber

“…A pure dark whisper straight up from the soul.”

Sounds like something really good to look forward to, doesn’t it? That’s a quote from the bio page of Patricia Barber’s website. I like it. Every time I hear her perform the sound is as beautifully demanding of attention as those words.

Maybe it’s in the mix of classical music studies and psychology at university or, even better, maybe it’s the mix of musical creative juices of family genes?

Nightclub, an album of standards was a musical tribute to her sometimes blues singing mother as the bio also proclaims. Maybe that quote could also start with, ‘…as set in motion by mom … a pure dark whisper straight up from the soul’?

Now there’s a soulful thought.