WALKING IN THE SUN
Linn AKD 283: Hybrid Super Audio multichannel CD
Produced by Calum Malcolm and Barb Jungr
Who do You Love? • Trouble in Mind • Beautiful Life • Drink Me Up • Walking in Memphis • Walking in the Sun • Rainy Day • Take Out Some Insurance • God Song • Blind Willie McTell • Many Rivers to Cross • Heading Home • Way Over Yonder
Barb Jungr – vocals
Jenny Carr – piano
Jessica Lauren – organ, bass piano and harmonicas
Steve Watts – bass
Roy Dodds – percussion
Gabriella Swallow – cello
Eric Bibb – guitars
Barb Jungr, Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren – backing vocals
Linn Records is delighted to announce the release of Barb Jungr “Walking in the Sun” – a recording that heralds a new direction for one of Europe’s finest voices.
Drawing on influences from a wide range of musical traditions, Jungr sets her stunning voice at the emotional centre of powerful gospel and blues lyrics. Music lovers will appreciate material by such great writers as Jimmy Reed, Carole King and Randy Newman as well as a new song by Eric Bibb (Heading Home). The album also features some exciting new self-penned material including the positive message of Beautiful Life.
The past twelve months have been the most successful to date for Barb Jungr. With sell-out shows from Australia to New York, she has featured several times on BBC Television including an appearance alongside KT Tunstall, Odetta and Billy Bragg in the recent Bob Dylan Tribute concert.
Co-produced by Calum Malcolm and Barb, featured musicians include vintage keyboard and organ virtuoso Jessica Lauren and jazz pianist Jenny Carr.
Following her acclaimed, song-styled workings of Dylan, Jacques Brel and Elvis Presley this new album is a celebration of material Barb has held in her heart since she first fell in love with music. This is perhaps Barb Jungr’s strongest and most accessible outing to date with a strong message, wonderful instrumentation and plenty of groove.