Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist Barbara Blue!
Born and raised in Pittsburgh Pa, Barbara has had the blues since the day she was born. She has been performing on Beale Street 21+ years ( June 7, 1997) 5 nights a week. (Always check her schedule page before planning a trip to Memphis!) Barbara has also performed along side various top notch artists such as:
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Will McFarlane, Bobby Rush, Ronnie Earl, Michael Tols, Charles “Skip” Pitts, The Hodges Brothers, The Cate Brothers, Howard Grimes, Earl “The Pearl” Banks, Blind Mississippi Morris, Scott Sharrard, Lonne Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Wayne Baker Brooks, Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band (Tony Braunagel, Mike Finnigan, Johnny Lee Schell, Larry Fulcher & the Texicalli Horns, Darrell Leonard and Joe Sublett), Carla Thomas, Jeff Healey, Preston Shannon, Leo “Bud” Welch, Sam Myers, Anson Funderburgh, Candye Kane, Henry Butler, Roy Carrier, Dutch Tilders, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, Anthony Gomes, Marcia Ball, Delbert McClinton, Maceo Parker, Al Jackson, Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, Tab Benoit, Fiona Boyes, Corey Harris, Sean Costello, The Nighthawks, Big Mike Griffin, Jon DelTorro Richardson, Zack Harmon, Trudy Lynn, Carol Fran & Gaye Adegbaloba.
From Pittsburgh to Detroit to Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, LA, KC, Hawaii, Memphis, Australia, Canada, England, Norway, Aruba & The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise the journey continues. 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 (See Schedule) on historical Beale Street since June 7th, 1997, Barbara’s understanding and cultivation of the Blues is deeper and richer than ever.