Primary Instrument: Vocalist
No stranger to the music industry, Barbara's recording career began as the lead vocalist of the trio Sinnamon, whose chart topper Thanks to You soared to #1 on Billboard's Dance Chart, followed by Knocking On My Door which reached #8 on the European charts. Barbara's stellar performance on her 2005 debut CD, Soulful Reflections, is an eclectic mix of R&B, Jazz and Pop that delivers the musical goods and reveals range, originality and style.
Barbara's collaboration with producer/songwriter Chris Big Dog Davis was a truly organic process and their synergy has resulted in Soulful Reflections, filled with sensuous ballads that make listeners want to slow dance on a Saturday night and reflect on a bright Sunday morning. Soulful Reflections' treasures include Can't Wait, and I Guess I'm In Love With You originals co-written by Barbara, and remakes of such timeless classics as Betcha By Golly Wow and God Bless the Child, which Barbara stamps with her refreshing sound. Inspired by the likes of Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, and Patti Labelle, Soulful Reflections reveals a softer side which authenticates her versatility to sing any genre of song and make you love it.
Barbara sang her first solo at age 6 in Hartford where she won the hearts of music listeners with her rendition of America the Beautiful at a school talent show. Her passion for all types of music has never waned. As a voice student of the Julius Hartt School of Music and the Hartford Conservatory, Barbara's raw talent was refined into the beautiful instrument it is today. She has shared the stage with music giants, such as Luther Vandross, Kevin Mahoghany, Fred Parris & the Five Satins, New Kids on the Block, Evelyn Champagne King, Teddy Pendergrass, Phyllis Hyman, Angie Martinez, Lil' Mo, Ying Yang Twins, Monique, Ray Chew & The Crew and the Ricky Minor Band. She has performed for audiences in Connecticut, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Florida and Atlanta.
Barbara has won fans by bowling over what is perhaps the country's toughest audience at Amateur Night at the famous Apollo Theater, earning her the title of Super Top Dog in 2001. She was subsequently invited to appear before a national TV audience on Show Time at the Apollo in 2002. Barbara's new music invites us all to step into love and to soulfully rock to the fabulous background beats of Chris Big Dog Davis, Guest artist, Kim Waters, plays a soulful saxophone on God Bless the Child. Soulful Reflections is Pink Hot.
This cd is her best work yet. Esther SanSaurus, Public Relations, ASCAP
Barbara Fowler's new CD is refreshing, contemporary and much needed. Her version of God Bless the Child sends chills. Truly a real gift for all music lovers...this is her best work yet.
Soulful Reflections is out of the box material JD Houston WEIB 106.3 Smooth FM
Soulful Reflections is out of the box material. I love this CD. It's fresh, it's different and I love the way she plays with her voice. This is a much needed cd for today's audience.
Melanae' McLean, Marketing & Communications, Artists Collective
I remember when Barbara started her career around the same time I started my radio career. Today this genre of music, smooth, classic and traditional showcases her vocal range beautifully. Barbara captures all of this while preserving American pop and jazz standards; something that is rare and sorely needed for today's audience.... Bravo!!! Barbara.
It's time for real music to take over!
Yasha Barjona - CEO /Y3K Global Media
It's great to see Barbara staying focused and keeping her musical integrity. All I can say is, wait until the world hears her next project!
Tina A. Brown, Journalist, Hartford Courant
Barbara Fowler's jazzy voice sizzles Pink Hot as she sets the mood for sultry loving in ways that only a hip sanctified songstress can.
Soulful Reflections, 2005 BAC Records
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