A natural storyteller with a deep compassion for the lost and forgotten voices of our culture, Barb Ryman expects music to be more than entertaining. With a crystalline voice and skillfully played guitar, Barb delivers a rich mosaic of contemporary folk, drawing from country blues, Celtic balladry, and old-time gospel/bluegrass. Her latest CD, EARTHBOUND, is a fine collection of songs displaying the breadth & depth of her musical musings. EARTHBOUND is receiving airplay on folk programs across the nation including the nationally syndicated, Midnight Special and Nevada City’s KVMR. Her career launched in 1996 when the Minneapolis Star Tribune ranked her CD, LAY ME OPEN, a top ten release across all genres, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press proclaimed “You can’t help being amazed at the power of her presence and the sound of her voice. . . you can’t help but listen.
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