Barb Sorensen

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Latest Adventures:


July 20, 2019

July 31, is the 5th concert of the series (5 total) of the lullaby concerts for the summer music festival at Camp Reinberg in Palatine. 7:00 pm. We've partnered with Berry Yo Frozen Yogurt of Arlington Heights to make available for pre-purchase online the most delicious frozen yogurt you can find, and enjoy eating at the concert. For more details about the concert and to purchase tickets in advance please visit the website.

Tickets are available in the following Farmer's Markets/Hasselmann Family Farms:Vernon Hills Farmer's Market on Thursday, July 11 between 3 and 7 pm. Come out and do your grocery shopping for wholesome meat, eggs, and poultry for the grill, and request a free lullaby to relax by. The Vernon Hills Farmer's Market is located at the south end of Centruy Park in Vernon Hills, IL. Thanks Hasselmann Farms for your wonderful sponsorship!

You can also purchase tickets to all my concerts and events at the Hassleman Farms booth in the farmer's markets in Palatine (Saturday mornings 7am-12:30pm in the train station parking lot), Arlington Heights (Saturday mornings 7am - 12:30pm by the Memorial Public Library and Museum in the parking lot), Vernon Hills (Thursday afternoons 3-7pm - south end of Century Park), and Mundelein Farmer's Market (Friday afternoons 3-7 pm - Park Street between Lake & Seymour Streets). Come out for some delicious wholesome "as close you can get to organic without being certified" Lamb, Grass fed Beef, Berkshire Pork, Free Roaming Chicken, Turkey and Eggs! and of course... Tickets to my concerts and events:) Hope to see you there soon! Peace, Barb

Love Garlic?! We do! Here are some of the steps we are taking towards getting rid of the fear of mosquitos at the Camp Ground due to the excessive rain for the early part of this summer in this area.... First, the Forest preserve is teaming with outdoor critters and bugs that eat mosquitos like candy (spiders, dragon flies, bats, and nighthawks to name a few). There is a balance of life here. Thus the Forest Preserve is not allowed to spray for mosquitos. That being said.. we are human and don't like itching.... Therefore we invited Laszlo Martin/Galena Garlic Company and his Midwest Garlic Festival to bring their savory and slightly smelly but delicious Garlic to the concerts. We have tons of garlic seeds which will be placed in breathable pouches on the tables and the lawn to help deter those little buggers. We also will have dried Rosemary, Thyme, and Sage tossed into the firepit. The smoke does not waft through the seating area usually, rather it surrounds the forest behind it to keep the bugs in there. Thanks Lazlo from Midwest Garlic Fest for your quick ingenious thinking! Yes, you will also be able to buy your own garlic at the Garlic Fest booth at the concerts. And, if you bring your own tinfoil and butter, you can wrap up your garlic, and put it into the fire pit, sprinkle a little salt on top and eat a most delicious snack!. (I'll bring the salt)

Peace, Barb

Fun Questions!


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.


23+
Year's of Touring
7+
CDs released
Lots!
Happy Music Fans

Feedback & Quotes

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


Jeff Videographer

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

5 stars - Sensuous and Romantic Acoustic Pop/Rock Fun!

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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