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Barbara Blue

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Born and raised in Pittsburgh Pa, Barbara has had the blues since the day she was born. She has performed with various top notch artists such as: Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band, Jeff Healey, Marcia Ball, Delbert McClinton, Maceo Parker, Al Jackson, Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, Tab Benoit, The Nighthawks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Big Mike Griffin, Rev. Billy Wertz,Trudy Lynn, Carol Frann, Gay Adegbaloba, Zack Harmon and Candye Kane. From Pittsburgh to Detroit, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, LA, The Caribbean and Memphis. Since forming her own band in 1989, Barbara has been progressing right up blues alley.

With the release of her Debut CD “OUT OF THE BLUE”, Barbara has reached a wider audience of blues lovers world wide. Now residing in Memphis Tennessee and performing nightly on historical Beale Street for the past 13+ years, Barbara’s understanding and cultivation of the Blues is deeper and richer than ever. Barbara has also accomplished studio recordings for Sony Records Nickelodeon project “Peanutbutter and Jam” (Many thanks to the late great Tom Pompesello) and the theme song for “Lucille’s Car Care Clinic” a national cable TV show. Ripete Records is preparing to release a compilation CD containing Barbara’s cover of Denise LaSalle’s “MAN SIZE JOB” July ‘06. Ripete caters to the R&B DJ’s of America, Beach & Dance clubs.

The 14th Annual Janis Joplin Birthday Bash - Jan. 20, 2001 What an honor it was to be chosen as the tribute singer for this wild weekend bash in Janis’ home town of Port Arthur, Texas.

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