Artist Profiles: Barbara Lamb

Barbara Lamb at Folk Alliance in Vancouver – Photo by Angel Romero

Barbara Lamb, featured soloist with The Laura Love Band, former member of The John Cowan Band, Asleep At The Wheel and founding member of Ranch Romance, is off on a new tear. Babs released a CD in the fall of 2000 and her new sound was a departure from her bluegrass and western swing roots.

Backed by a rockin’ rhythm combo, Ms. Lamb takes the violin to a new rhythmic realm that weaves together funk, world beat, blues and jazz. Babs has a legion of fans across North America from her many years of touring with top national artists. She is a consummate performer and a skilled workshop presenter.


Twin Sisters, with Vivian Williams (Voyager Recordings, 1975)
Western Dream, with Ranch Romance (Sugar Hill, 1992)
Blue Blazes, with Ranch Romance (Sugar Hill, 1991)
Flip City, with Ranch Romance (Sugar Hill, 1993)
Fiddle Fatale (Sugar Hill, 1993)
Tonight I Feel Like Texas (Sugar Hill, 1996)
Blue On Dakota (Lots Of Coffee Records, 2000)
Fiddle Piggy (Lots Of Coffee Records, 2003)
Bootsy Met a Bank Robber (Lots of Coffee Records, 2006)
Swedish Design, with David Lamb (Lots Of Coffee Records, 2007)
Twisty Girl (Lots Of Coffee Records, 2009)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.


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