Bull Is Blind
Barbara Bell's sharp-edged songs gnaw holes through music genres. This is acoustic music as sung from the edge of a razor, sometimes upbeat, sometime quiet, but always slicing deep. Gritty, dark lyrics shine with a spooky gleam. Not one song will disappoint. The acclaimed author of Stacking in Rivertown, a Simon & Schuster novel, Bell grips her music as hard as her text. Features a delta blues version of The Bull is Blind, recorded in a basement, accompanied by blues player, Gordon Bonham, on National Steel. 12 tracks. 2002 release. Band Members: Barbara Bell Acoustic Guitar and Vocals Gordon Bonham Electric Guitar, Acoustic lead Bennett Crantford Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass Jeff Chapin Drums Jamie Reed Percussion, Drums Francine Heimburger Background Vocals Barbara Bell Banjo artist bio: After recording an album in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of nineteen, Barbara Bell wandered around the dim inner regions of the country, performing and writing. She has written everything from popular music to chamber music to a novel that has sold in the United States, Australia, and Israel. The release of her novel, Stacking in Rivertown, by publishing giant, Simon & Schuster in 2000 (available online and through all bookstores) brought her to New York, where she's taken up performing again, releasing her first CD. Review of The Bull is Blind: 'You get the sense she's seen everything, including your bones.' (Christina Williams, WICR radio, Indianapolis, May 2002) Reviews of Stacking in Rivertown: Publisher's Weekly ¨C 'Brutal yet beautiful. . . This disturbing, impressive novel introduces an urgent and powerful new voice.' Kirkus - 'a graphically violent but impressive debut.' Library Journal, 'unflinching first novel.' Northern Guardian (Tracey Cook, Australia) ¨C 'It is one hell of a ride.'