On the release of the Barb Jungr’s Linn Records Vinyl Celebratory collection of Every Grain of Sand, the cult classic CD released in 2002 which launched her career in the USA and later, in Australia, Jungr returns to her fabulous original arrangements live, cementing her status as “one of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today.” (The Village Voice USA)
In 2013 The Wall Street Journal called the album “the most significant vocal album of the twenty first century thus far.”
At its original release the album was in the Top Ten Jazz Albums Of The Year in The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and The Washington Paper (USA).
Barb Jungr has wowed audiences and critics worldwide with her powerful reinterpretations of Bob Dylan’s work. Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements, and great humour, Barb Jungr is the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the 20th century, Bob Dylan.
Variously described by critics as magnificent, mesmerizing and magical, Barb Jungr has built a formidable reputation as an international live performer and recording artiste. She has perfected the art of interpretation to such a level that listeners are often astonished to discover that well-known songs that they thought they knew, have been wonderfully transformed and very often elevated when Barb weaves her magic spell. Her repertoire includes songs by Jacques Brel, Nina Simone, Jimmy Webb, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen (to name a few) and she has attracted particular acclaim for her work on the songs of Bob Dylan, which produced two critically-acclaimed albums and a series of sell-out, award-winning transatlantic shows. For four consecutive years (2008 through to 2011) Barb has ranked at the top of Time Out, New York’s best cabaret awards, for her mesmerizing shows, and in 2008 she also received the Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist.
Barb Jungr’s first album of Bob Dylan songs has deservedly become a cult classic and has won her a dedicated fan base from around the world. The album even boasts celebrity fans, with Jeremy Irons naming it as one of the must-have albums on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.
Other reviews –
“Possibly our best interpreter of Dylan’s songs” ~ Billy Bragg
“Of all the new takes on Dylan, none is more essential than Jungr’s” ~ New York Sun
“It’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a love-child, who was adopted by Carmen McRae.” This show is a master-class in cabaret, in singing and in the art of reaching an audience.” Glam Adelaide
“Her instrument is shockingly expressive, with an astonishing palette of colours…. I just hope that Dylan himself has a listen and starts writing for her direct.” (David Benedict)The Observer On Sunday
“Barb Jungr has grown into one of this country’s finest interpreters of contemporary song , judging by her “Chanson The Space In Between” (2000) and “Every Grain Of Sand” Folk Roots