Award-winning banjo picker and country artist Lockwood Barr is celebrating the release of her new album Signs Along the Road, which is available now on iTunes.
The project, which recently earned Lockwood Music Row Magazine’s DisCovery award from renowned music critic Robert K. Oermann, showcases not only the songstress’ vocal prowess, but also authentic songwriting style (Barr wrote or co-wrote all 10 songs on the album) and technical ability as an instrumentalist.
“My musical influences range from Nickel Creek and Sheryl Crow to Stevie Nicks and Beethoven, so this record covers a lot of ground,” says the Vanderbilt University graduate. “These songs are packed with the stories and emotions of my life from the past few years.”
The album, which was produced by Matt Odmark of the Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay, includes everything from soulful, bluesy tracks (“Starve You Outta My Heart”) and heartfelt country ballads (“Forgotten How to Cry”), to folk-influenced melodies (“Indian Summer”) and upbeat love songs (“Can’t Help Lovin’ You”).
Behind the California native’s refreshingly whimsical vocals is, of course, a hearty dose of her signature banjo work. This project comes highly-anticipated by both fans and industry tastemakers that met Lockwood at CMA Music Festival’s Fan Fair X this summer.
“She has the goods… Extremely promising.” – Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Magazine
“[Lockwood Barr’s] voice is gorgeous. I love it.” – Kelly Rippin, Fox 17 Nashville
“‘Signs Along the Road,’ takes you on a trip with the windows down and the wind flying through your hair. Lockwood Barr... is a fun artist that incorporates a blues soulfulness and fun-loving tunes throughout the album.” – Nashville Country Club
"As you can tell from the clever titles of her songs, Barr has a knack for the cool country hook and is blessed with the ability to write melodies, a rare combination that has served her well...”
– Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal
Barr has been busy touring and recording this year; fans can watch a video of Lockwood performing the title track of her album recently at Nashville’s Bluebird Café here.
About Lockwood Barr:
From the moment she steps into the spotlight and begins picking her banjo - her dad’s 1972 Gibson Mastertone to be exact - it’s undeniable that being on stage is where Lockwood Barr feels most at home. With a sister who grew up singing alongside her in church choir, a mother who once shared the stage with Grammy-winner John Hartford and cousin who is the lead man for the Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys, Lockwood is hard-pressed to remember a time in her youth where she wasn’t around music. Selected as an emerging artist by the Country Music Association in both 2015 and 2016, this Tiburon, CA native songwriter and Vanderbilt graduate was also awarded an Independent Country Music Association award as banjo player and vocalist for the NashVegas Ramblers. The blue-eyed blonde has just released her new album Signs Along the Road, which was produced by Matt Odmark of the Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay.
For more information, visit www.LockwoodBarr.com or find Lockwood on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.