Barbara Lamb – Twisty Girl

Barbara Lamb - Twisty GirlTwisty Girl is the name of the latest CD from fiddler, vocalist and songwriter Barbara Lamb.

It contains 10 new tracks – all Lamb originals – with Scott Vestal on banjo, banjo uke and synth banjo, Mike Bub and Scott Esbeck on bass, Jim Prendergast on guitar, and Kirby Shelstad on percussion. Barbara contributes vocals, fiddle, mandolin and a variety of percussion instruments.

She produced the project herself, which was recorded at Vestal’s Digital Underground studio.

The music is creative, quirky and… a little bit twisty. It draws on Barbara’s experiences in bluegrass and progressive acoustic string music, and ranges from fairly traditional bluegrass, old time and swing fiddle music to complex rhythms and experiments in looping –  sometimes all at once!

Here’s a video of her doing one of the songs, I Was Wondering

There are audio samples from all the tracks at CD Baby.

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  • This Barbara Lamb video was amazing and fun to watch. It’s neat seeing her create and record at the same time.

    Banjo Paul (blog) (main site)

  • kyfiddler

    Barbara is amazing…
    I hope we can find a way to bring her talent to eastern KY.
    If not, I hear she is teaching at the Swannanoa Gathering!
    If we don’t get to see her here in Eastern KY, I hope we can we can catch her there? Awesome stuff…with the camera rolling too!