Each of Barbara’s musical endeavors is available to YOU! She will provide the incarnation to suit your needs – a folk/soul connection, something spiritual, a soothing musical backdrop, swingin’ jazz – she will work closely with you to make your event perfect. Scroll down for ideas, then contact her!
Everything was fantastic, as always! Barbara Meyer is definitely one of the top performers in the cities. Her Billie Holiday rendition is spot on. -ABV patron
Songstress & Roots Music Woman:
Known for her remarkable ability to take over the stage and capture her audience, Barbara Meyer engulfs the listener in spirals of deep and soulful lyrics. Her own songs weave undertones of her playful humor as well as her intrinsic spirituality, giving her music a timeless relevance. Her extensive background in theatre, coupled with a Master’s degree in opera from the University of Iowa, has honed her vocals into the ultimate tool of expression and communication. She performs regularly throughout the Twin Cities, and is praised for both her live performances and her studio work. Her genre-jumping ability is huge, encompassing jazz, roots rock & reggae, Broadway, gospel, folk, and cabaret, creating a distinctive and electrifying performance every time. And if you’re extra lucky, you’ll catch her hula-hooping shtick…
The ace in the hole is Barbara and her ability to take over the stage. She sings well, writes cool songs, looks incredible, and has acting experience to top off an impressive musical resume. She does a larger than life presentation, filled with expressiveness and art. She owns the stage, no apologies, no second thoughts, just all out expression. Music is her mission. – Bill, Buffalo
B & the STING: Chadly Koppenhaver (drums), Bill Hulett (bass), Lindsay Paine (guitar), Andy Shaffer (saxophone).
Barbara also humbly and joyfully performed with A Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan, a tribute band comprised of stellar Twin Cities’ rockers. Some nice press: http://pioneerproductions.blogspot.com/2014/04/introducing-barbara-meyer-another.html
Barbara designed and performed, along with her compatriot Phil Mattson (pianist extraordinaire), Down & Up With Love: the Truth From Harold Arlen – a poignant and revealing journey through some of Arlen’s best and least known tunes.
I can’t say enough about Barbara. She has so much charisma and flair, and such impeccable musical taste. She respects what the songs can do and delivers them on their own terms. –Bob, St. Paul
Barbara headlines several Twin Cities jazz groups as well: the Barbara Meyer Trio – classic and deep track jazz standards; Imaginary Numbers – a hot jazz quartet; and World Beat Connection – jazz, Dixieland, & gospel.
She sang tunes from Gershwin, Porter, Carmichael, Ellington and others for our 45th wedding anniversary. The Barbara Meyer Trio sang, inspired, and entertained us – we were captivated by her amazing talent and charm. We plan to have her back every year! – Ken, Roseville
Barbara performs as a soloist at weddings, funerals, church services, nursing homes, etc., and is also an ordained minister. THINK of the possibilities! And contact her.
Theatrical endeavors (highlights):
Jesus (love) in Godspell on Madeline Island, Wisconsin – the best August week ever
Fraulein Kost (a German prostitute) in Frank Theatre’s Cabaret
Miss Hannigan (a raging orphanage operator) in Lake Harriet Players’ Annie
Snail (a misunderstood mail carrier) in (also) LHP’s A Year with Frog and Toad
Sicinius in Flaneur Productions’ presentation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus
Mary Magdalene (a virgin in love) in LHP’s Jesus Christ Superstar
Musician & Actor in Binky Woods’ Vagina Monologues
Vocalist & Dancer in Shawn McConneloug’s Palace of Dreams
A word to the wise…
Shine your light! And remember: love everybody. It’s easier and less painful than any alternative.