Reunited with my Song School Masterclass teacher / mentor Darrell Scott!

Kent & I had second row seats to see my Song School Master Class teacher DARRELL SCOTT and his BLUEGRASS Band last night at Boulder’s incredible venue eTown. It was really hard for me to stay in my seat during the finale (everyone on stage) for Marching To Freedom. eTown is a precious treasure for our community and the world- thank you over and over-
Nick and Helen Forster🌻🎶🌺🎶

CD Release Update: CD Release Party to be Rescheduled in 2020

CD Release Update: One Song at a Time - Volume II is scheduled to be released in 2020 (rather than 2019). The CD Release Party at eTown Hall (originally Oct. 18, 2019) will rescheduled to a new date in 2020.

We will use the rest of this year to focus on an album that will have more songs than the first album, featuring more Colorado players and singers and a wider variety of musical style (including yodeling!) 😊

Above: Meeting with Jenny and Harper from Events and Production at eTown Hall about my upcoming CD release concert. We just had to take a picture because we all happened to be wearing purple.

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Another amazing week at Swingfingers Recording Studio!!

Another amazing week at Swingfingers Recording Studio. I can’t say enough good things about my experience this second time around. All songs are recorded and I am extremely happy with the result of every single one. Still much work to do like always - getting each song just right as well as adding vocal harmonies. Biggest thanks goes to KC Groves, producer extraordinaire. I’m grateful to all players, singers, engineer, and Calliope the kitty, for joining with me to make a quality album again. Truly blessed to have this opportunity.🤠❤️🎶

These last photos are from my stay at the Marriott Residence Inn (my new home away from home in FOCO) where I sang some tunes to the amazing and wonderful folks who took care of me this week! I continue to be one very grateful SINGIN’ GAL! :-)

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ONE SONG at a TIME Volume II Recording!!

ONE SONG at a TIME Volume II - SWINGFINGERS Recording Studio!!

Thank you Sally VanMeter, Courtney Hartman, Jordan Ramsey, Charlie, Erin, Bonnie & Taylor Simms (wonderful friends, even more wonderful musicians), and PERFECT PRODUCER - KC GROVES.... not to mention SWINGFINGERS STUDIO/ Double AA!

I am also grateful to have my dear friend, wonderful musician, KGNU bluegrass star contributor/ supporter (for a lotta years) Fergus Stone, playing on album number two🤠❤️🎶

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ReverbNation honors "In a Cabin on the Mountain by the Pine"

I am so happy to share with everyone that "In a Cabin on the Mountain by the Pine" by Bob Backlund, the fifth track on my debut solo album One Song at a Time received a ReverbNation rating of 7.7 to earn a featured spot on the ReverbNation homepage in October.

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ReverbNation Crowd Reviews (Mar 2018):

"Great Bluegrass sound. Excellent musicians. The voices that are singing are perfect for the genre too. The harmonies sound great. Excellent job. This is professional quality as it is. It could be on the radio, TV, in movies [...] with no reworking necessary."

"This song has a nice blend of music. I love how the guitar blends well [....] One of those I do believe I will hear on the radio one day."

"This is a classic bluegrass tune, the lyrics tell a sweet story. I love the vocal harmonies, and the catchy hook."

Barbara Jo Kammer
Oskar Blues CD Release Party!

I certainly was on the winning side last night at Oskar Blues in Lyons with the opportunity to sing the song I wrote about my journey in recovery. Huge heartfelt gratitude to my mentor, friend, producer of my album-KC Groves along with the amazingly talented souls who supported me on stage last night at my CD release party: Greg Blake, Damon Smith, Erin Youngberg, Dusty Rider, Greg Schochet, Justin Hoffenberg, and KC singing backup made for an unforgettable evening. With KC and all the top-rate players opening the show - along with special guests Bonnie and Taylor Simms- and ABE handling sound for 8 people on stage, it was a win win in every single way. Jim Mimna had five cameras going so I know we are sure to have a great video for my Mom, Lois Kammer- who really wished she could be there. Thank you so much to my Lafayette family and my Hippie Buckaroos who came to share this most special evening with me. 💗

Above: Barbara Jo sings her original song, "The Winning Side."

Above: Friend and producer, KC Groves and The Happy Little Trees Band. PC: L. A. O'Hearn and Z. Little.

Above: Friend and producer, KC Groves and The Happy Little Trees Band. PC: L. A. O'Hearn and Z. Little.

Above: Barbara Jo and friends.

Above: Barbara Jo and friends.

Above: Rehearsal before the CD Release Party!

Above: Rehearsal before the CD Release Party!

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Awesome Autumn at our favorite coffee shop!

Thanks to “Darling Darryl Thompson” (The newest member of our Hippie Buckaroo family) we have a new EarTrumpet microphone and her name is Louise! This is our first time doing the one mic system, and I am so happy we got to test it out at our favorite local coffee house! 🤠

Thank you Amanda from Harmony Foundation for sharing my story!

“KC Groves encouraged me to write a song about my recovery early this year,” said Kramer. “This is one of the first songs I’ve written and the first to be recorded. I’m passionate about my recovery and while my journey to recovery took over 40 years, I wrote this song two weeks before going into the recording studio. I celebrated my 10 year anniversary in sobriety this past July 1, 2017. My inspiration for writing this song came through loud and clear as I walked my dogs around Waneka Lake near my home in Lafayette, CO.”

Traditional favorites and popular classics show Kammer’s versatility with a powerful voice reminiscent of greats like Linda Ronstadt, Joan Baez, or Mary Chapin Carpenter. The album as a whole is a true American Roots delicacy that reminds me of a beautiful Fall day in the country with sweet melodies and heart-wrenching melodies. Barbara is the perfect poster child for the mantra, “it’s never too late.” She took on adversity and met it with strength and empowerment. The journey only gets better from here and she is a force to reckoned with because she will melt your heart and lift you up with her smile, style, and sound.

—Amanda Andrews

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WSM Nashville Today Show with Devon O’Day!

I was so happy to talk about the great things Harmony Foundation does for those suffering from addiction. From my recovery and the beautiful Waneka Lake by my house, I was inspired to write "The Winning Side." Thank you Devon for taking the time to listen and broadcast my music!

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum!

Left: Lefty Frizzell exhibit including a copy of the book by brother, David Frizzell, LOVE YOU A THOUSAND WAYS. Also a photo of both Lefty and George Jones wearing the same stage ensemble… It was given to George by Lefty who told the young singer, "Boy, if you want to be a star, you got to dress like one."

Right: Barbara Jo enjoying the rich history of country music in our nation.

Nashville and my interview with WSM!

It has been quite something having 2 interviews on WSM. Having a rollercoaster of emotions at the moment :-) 

So grateful to Claire Ratliff, Laughing Penguin Publicity, for the opportunity to be in Nashville on WSM 650am with Marcia Campbell (hostess with the mostest of WSM's All Nighter) and bring some of Lafayette, Colorado and Madison, Wisconsin (my two home towns) to MUSIC CITY!

Above: Some photos from my first ever trip to Nashville, the country music capital of the U.S.!

I'm also excited to be live THIS WEDNESDAY at 11:00 pm (MT) on WSM Nashville Today with Devon O'Day! Tune in!

Above: Clips from my interview on WSM. Left: video courtesy of my friend Terry Arbegust. Right: my live broadcast of my interview on WSM.

Visit my media page to listen to the audio of my interview.

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Thank you Joseph Morrow for reviewing my album!
In a Cabin on the Mountain by the Pine” is definitely a throwback number that wholeheartedly embraces retro, rural imagery in order to tell its story, but it doesn’t feel so remote from our emotional experience thanks to the excellent job Kammer does bringing it to life with her voice.
— Joseph Morrow, Band Blurg

Read the full review here.

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