Barb Jungr (UK) Hard Rain - The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

Barb Jungr
07 Jun - 08 Jun 2016 19:00 - 11:00
The Basement, 7 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW 2000
The Basement

The UK’s finest interpreter of song, over the past few years the British chanteuse has been wowing critics and audiences alike at home and abroad with her insightful, intelligent interpretations of well-loved songs combined with her powerful and often witty performance style.

Often referred to as 'the politicised chansonnier' and cited as one of the world's best performers of Dylan's material, Barb turns to six of his most politically hard-hitting songs along with five of Leonard Cohen's most impassioned songs of conscience.

"Barb Jungr affirms her reputation as a consummate Dylan interpreter with a collection of Bob's political and spiritual narratives augmented here by similar matieral from the pen of his contemporary, Leonard Cohen...nourish jazz bues arrangemtns compound her ethereal impressionism. Its quite some achievement to throw new light on these old tableaux." - Uncut

"The commanding and rhapsodic singing brings connection and insight while superlative arrangements - majoring in opulent blues jazz noir settings, refresh songs as daunting as "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" and "First We Take Manhattan". To give such standards precious new life is quite an achievement." - Sunday Times