Barbara Returns with a New Taste of Bluegrass

BARBARA NESBITT’s voice has been described as “angelic” while she is famed for “wonderfully crafted” songs and next Thursday (May 3) as part of her current UK tour she is appearing at Bridge of Allan’s best kept secret, The Allanwater Brewhouse.

A native of Georgia, USA, the pretty blonde has sung back-up for Country legend Willie Neilson and shared a stage with blues greats Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett as well as multi-million sellers Hootie & The Blowfish, while also being placed in the top-10 female vocalists at the prestigious Austin Music Awards.

Barbara will be making her second appearance at one of Central Scotland’s hidden gem venues, as she promotes her ‘Right As Rain’ recording on the UK 13-stop Barbara Nesbitt Live Tour, by reprising her hugely popular appearance at The Brewhouse last July.

“I loved playing The Brewhouse last year, it was just one funky, eclectic place with a really charming atmosphere and I made sure that it was back on my itinerary for the UK this time around,” said Barbara.

The Americana Angel continued: “It’s just great to be back in the UK promoting Right As Rain and I wanted to do that by playing the venues I really loved and stood out from a year back. The Allanwater certainly did that and I thought the owner Douglas Ross was kinda cool!”

Barbara will be accompanied by Malcolm McMaster on pedal steel and fans of hers will find the material from her new disc showcases a faultless clear soprano that falls somewhere between sweetness and a whisky tinge while her accomplished song writing is full of smarts and attitude.

Blue grass aficionados should look out for the electric sexuality of ‘I Brought My Pyjamas, Let’s Get Drunk’ the honky-tonk of ‘Someone I Can’t Live Without’ and the bluegrass belter “Hot Tin Roof”.

Brewhouse owner Douglas Ross has no doubt that he has pulled off a real coup by attracting the pretty blonde back to BofA: “Barbara is rapidly becoming one of the fastest rising stars in the Americana music scene and the quality of her song writing combined with a voice to die for reflect that

“For a venue like the Allanwater Brewhouse to have someone of Barbara’s standing not only appearing but returning to us for second visit, on what is a tight 13 gig schedule, I think underlines that once you have been to the Brewhouse you will always want to come back.”

To make sure you avoid missing out on one of the hottest tickets in music please call the Allanwater Brewhouse on 01786 834555 to reserve one of the limited £5 tickets which include a drink and a premium seat.