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Happy Thanksgiving! Here in the states we are celebrating Thanksgiving. I am so very grateful for so many people in my life, the wonderful fans and friends who enjoy my music, shows, and events, and my family. This has been an incredibly adventurous and tumultuous year for many folks. And for some... not at all. I am grateful for perspective. I hope you are all healthy, happy, safe and well fed this evening and around loving uplifting people who understand you and listen to you and are willing to support your dreams as you wish.
It is drizzly and cold and wet outside today. It snowed early this morning. I am grateful to be on earth and feel the rain on my skin, the wind in my face, the ground beneath my feet and to see the amazing beauty this planet has - it's wildlife, trees, grass, farms....
And speaking of farms... I am still recording my CD Farm Art. Am aiming for a mid December release. Am keeping my fingers crossed. Can use your prayers. This month has been extra tumultuous.
I have adeed a few more online events for those folks stuck at home during COVID. Which is most of us, eh?! LOL! you can check the new events out on my calendar.
The summer farmer's markets are over and I am focusing once again on Christmas music. Am working on more markets for the spring and next summer. I am hoping to see you all again in person. I find it very refreshing to break out of my entertainment bubble to meet and talk with real folks. Thanks for coming by the market booth this past summer.
If you are looking to add an extra special touch to a stay at home Christmas this year, I have made my concerts available to purchase online for virtual live interactive streaming. Thank you for all the invites to give concerts in your home this year virtually. To purchase a concert, please visit my store at this link. I am looking forward to meeting you all!
I am also presenting a very special episode of Mrs Claus Stories From The North Pole on December 24th at 7pm. Just in time for your bed time story time. The presenation is for all ages. Fun interactive and virtual (i.e. COVID safe). Mrs. Claus recalls some of her funniest moments at the Northpole with those mischievous elves, Santa and his love of chocolate sundaes, and the giant snowman, and more.... Tickets can be purchased at this link.
And finally, I am still accepting orders between now and the end of November for Critter Masks, and the new one-of-a-kind Gold Tipped Rooster Toe Nail pendants and necklaces. These are hand made by me with gold leaf and 24K gold chain. If you are interested in ordering one, please visit my new store online at this link. Orders need to be in by November 31st 5pm if you want them in time for Christmas. Email me at emcy.fans [@] gmail.com if you have questionsIf you would like to make a donation to the Farm Art CD please visit my Paypal Page. Thank you!.
If you are a business owner and interested in being a part of these concerts and events as advertising sponsors (hint it saves you time by adding your info to my advertising.. I'm doing the work and you can focus on your own work too then), please email me emcy.fans[@]gmail.com.
Thank you to my sponsors for the Community Christmas Concert Series. Please remember to visit them and thank them with a purchase
What is the furthest you have toured?: Furthest west is Alaska and Hawaii, furthest east is Berlin Germany, furthest north is Barrow Alaska, furthest south is Dallas Texas
How do you do what you do?: Balancing work, pleasure, play, fun, creativity, practice, networking
How many songs have you written?: I have written a few hundred. Not all have been recorded.
Do you have any pets?: I have two acquariums with snails, and one terrarium I am preparing for neon tetras
Did you have to go to school to be a musicians?: The kind of musician I am, included a college degree in Chemistry. For myself, I learned that it wasn't just about a higher more challenging use of my brain via education, but about learning to travel amidst many types of circles. A musicians meets all kinds of interesting and fascinating characters on the road.
Susan Galvez Fan
"If you have not heard Barb singing a lullaby in German or yodeling for a king, give your ears and mind a treat and see Barb in concert" ....... those are some of my favorites songs!"...Susan Galvez. Palatine, Illinois
Barb’s engaging songs draw people in. Her audience often joins her in joy filled sing-alongs. Barb is also an excellent story teller, she tells amazing facts about her songs in a highly entertaining ways. Barb Sorensen has a vast range and sings in German and English She sings early American and German Folk Songs along with modern Pop Rock and Kids Lullaby’s. Barb’s informal friendly approachable joyous style is perfect for family gatherings in a park, Historical Re-enactments, and all sizes [sic] concert settings. Heinz Thiel
Kim Parent of Barb's Music class student
She Looks Up To You. Thank you so much for keeping us informed of your career. Gretchen almost cried when she heard your "Snowflake" song! Honest!! She just looks up to you and always has. Kim, United States - 15 January 2006
Joyce & Tony Fans
"My husband and I have been to several of Barb's concerts. We are very impressed with her songwriting abilities and her enthusiasm for performing. Barb loves singing and playing her guitar, and it shows!" - Joyce and Tony T., Downers Grove, Illinois
Keith Fort / Director Screamfest B96 Chicago Entertainment Producer
"Barb is very creative, extremely hardworking, willing to go far above and beyond the norm. Her transformation as an actress was stunning and a wonder to behold. She was always one of the first to offer her time and talents to help promote the show, and I endorse her heartily. Thanks, Barb! and Keep rockin'!"
Neal Reynolds Fan//Author
It's well past midnight as I write this and I can't stop listening to acoustic pop/rock singer/songwriter Barb Kronau-Sorensen's CD "Walk That Mile"! It has that rare quality where the songs are both immediately pleasing to the ear and catchy, yet don't wear out their welcome upon repeated hearings. In fact, upon each listen the songs become even more aesthetically pleasing, while one develops a deeper appreciation of the melodies, instrumentation, and extra layers and levels of meaning to the lyrics. I can't decide if my favorite song is "The Sound of Your Soul" or "Because I Am" -- I like the overall sensuous, Caribbean feel and emotion of "Soul" the best, yet I can't resist the unexpected melodic variations and vocal stylings of the last two and a half lines of each verse of the rockin' "Because I am". "Because I Am" vividly conveys the singer's delight at her formerly stick-in-tne-mud lover's unexpected romantic revival -- which has happily turned her into his fool as well. "The Sound of Your Soul" combines the musical styles of lite jazz and Jamaican music to set a warm, loving mood... a wash of sound that magically conveys the depth of the love the singer feels for her love, as she basks in the glow and feels ever closer to, almost one with, his soul. The CD opens with the infectiously catchy instrumentation of the pop rock song "Walk That Mile", wherein the singer tells of the lesson she has learned, that she has to follow her own path, not those others would choose for her. A familiar lesson perhaps, but one seldom conveyed with as much feel, strength, and good 'ol fashioned rock 'n roll fun than it is here. In fact, from the moment the song begins it is clear that this entire CD is a fully professional quality work of art, from the highly skilled playing and singing to the crisp high fidelity recording with absolutely no background noise -- an impeccable job all the way around. The fourth song on the CD, the catchy dance club style "Possessive Obsession", breaks somewhat with Sorensen's acoustic tradition by using techno-pop studio tricks and electronics -- to good effect. And it's interesting to hear a story of a woman being possessed by love for a change, as we have a tendency to think of obsessive love as a purely male phenomenon. Also unexpected for an independent label is how fully professional the packaging and graphic design of the CD is, with the inclusion of lyrics and several lovely and festive photographs of the singer, whose beautiful voice is matched only by her visual beauty. Anyone who has had the good fortune to have seen one of this very intelligent singer/songwriter's beautiful, energetic (and downright fun!) concerts knows that she has an incredible wealth of original material -- so my only complaint is that only a few them have been recorded so far. Let us hope she gets another CD released soon. In the meantime, if you're looking for a wonderful musical pickup during the winter doldrums (or any time), something that is both romantic, fun, and insightful, I can't recommend a better CD than Barb Sorensen's "Walk That Mile".
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