Kathy Barwick


Kathy Barwick

player, instructor, session musician

Dobro, guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin

Bluegrass, Irish, folk, blues

Contact: kbarguitar@gmail.com


Review from Tom Franks at FolkWords:

....A few years ago she released her solo album ‘In My Life’ to wide acclaim, now here comes the latest album  ’Braeburn’. A beautiful piece of American roots music, and just one more reason to wonder why this outstanding artist is not more widely known outside her native land.

'Braeburn' is a comprehensive voyage through Kathy’s influences - the Irish lilt of ‘Caribou’, Mother’s Delight/The Torn Jacket’ and ‘Calliope House’, the old-time memories of ‘Sweet Sunny South’ and ‘Little Rabbit’, the mournful folk essence of ‘Childhood Memories’ and ‘Southern Railroad’. Each song is perfectly-placed to lead the listener through the album, switching tracks to experience the breadth of this lady’s repertoire. The composer in Kathy comes through in two glorious banjo-led tunes – ‘The Cantara Loop’ and ‘Braeburn’ – both brimming with life and energy. And of course there’s the delight that is ‘Down By The Sally Gardens/ Down In The Willow Garden’.