Barb Jungr releases “Famous Blue Raincoat”, announces live performances for 2022
“Perhaps our greatest performer of Dylan songs,” Barb Jungr releases new recording of Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat” from his latest collection, “Forgetful Heart,” featuring love songs from Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.
Watch the video below!
With ‘Forgetful Heart’ Barb continues her love affair with the work of two of the 20th century’s most important songwriters. Through confinement, she thought about love, and in particular the love songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, from their early explorations to their most recent recordings.
Barb said: “‘Famous Blue Raincoat’ is one of Leonard Cohen’s best known songs and a lot of people threw their vocal hats on it so I had avoided until someone told me to go. watch her again. I did and fell in my deepest love. I worked with Jenny Carr and we found the subtle, for me, the rage and redemption and I was looking forward to ‘get into the studio with Dudley Philips and Jenn to record it. Love singing it live, love She carries all the weight of a huge story, but Cohen is feeding her drip, just the way masterly that it has, to unite the personal and the universal. “
In 2014, together with Simon Wallace, Barb released ‘Hard Rain’, exposing herself to the political and philosophical songs of Dylan and Cohen. But “now is the time for love,” she said. “How to love more and with more freedom. How to love everyone and everything. How to free oneself from all the pettiness of life and rise to the beauty and purity of love. And who better to turn to? as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, two of the greatest love alchemists of all time, in all their wild wonders. “
In collaboration with her longtime collaborator Jenny Carr, Barb includes “Forgetful Heart”, “What Happens To The Heart”, “If You Gotta Go, Go Now”, “Ive Made Up My Mind To Give Me Me To You”, ‘So Long Marianne’, ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’ and ‘Dance Me To The End of Love’ among other treasures.
A mainstay of the London cabaret scene for nearly 50 years, Barb Jungr was born in Rochdale to Czech and German parents. Barb played the violin and mandolin from a young age. She sang in folk clubs at school and in jazz and blues groups at university and then in London. First singer and performer on the alternative cabaret circuit, Barb received many accolades, including a then legendary Perrier Prize. Never one to sit still, physically or artistically, she has evolved over the years to be one of the UK’s finest and most distinctive singers. Her exhilarating vocal style fuses her sense of jazz, blues and soul with elements of everything from musical theater to African and Iranian folk singing. She then turns with Kid Creole (in Les Trois Courgettes); as a team with Michael Parker, she supported Alexie Sayle and Julian Clary, among others. For four decades, she has never stopped performing live, locally and internationally, as well as appearing regularly on radio and television. Her 45-year recording career began at CBS in the late 1970s. Along with numerous collaborations, she released 18 solo albums, many for Linn Records, receiving exceptional reviews worldwide and winning numerous price. Jungr’s collaboration with John McDaniel has now produced two recordings. In 2011, Jungr received the New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist, the Backstage Bistro Award for Best International Artist and Time Out New York’s # 1 Top Live Cabaret Act for 2011. His powerful singing style transcends musical boundaries and defies all easy categorization. With a dedicated following in the UK, Barb has also built a major fan base in the US and won numerous awards there for his CDs and performances (Broadway World Award for Hard Rain in 2014, Time Out New York Cabaret
Nightlife Award for Best Singer and Backstage Award for Best International Artist, to name a few).
Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 January at 7 p.m.
20 Sherwood Street,
LONDON W1F 7ED
https://www.brassriezedel.com/events/barb-jungr-forgetful-heart-2/ Tickets: £ 25.00
duration: 75mins Tuesday March 1st at 7pm
Britten Studio, Snape Maltings,
Rogue IP17 1WE
at 19 ‘o clock
https://brittenpearsarts.org/events/barb-jungrSaturday March 19
Old Town Hall, High Street,
Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE
https: //www.oldtownhall.co.uk Saturday April 2nd
Onslow Street, Guildford GU1 4SZ
https://electric.theatre/Saturday 23 April
St Mary’s sessions
46 Pixham Lane Dorking RH4 1PTSaturday May 7 at 8 p.m.
Millgate Center for the Arts