"That kind of experience is one in a million, but then again so is her smoky quartz voice" - V Magazine
"This singer-songwriter is undeniably the product of steamy Southern summers, the kind where the air’s so sultry that there’s nothing to do but crank up the amps and drown your sorrows in a pool of sweat." - Consequence of Sound
"Brooklyn-based musician Breanna Barbara ain’t just another super cute indie chick. This girl has got pipes, not to mention the unabashed soulfulness of the blues musicians of days past." - BULLETT
Breanna Barbara recently shared a cover of Melanie Safka's "Some Say (I Got Devil)" via BrooklynVegan. She will hit the road next month en route to Austin for SXSW, kicking off at Knitting Factory on March 9th (with Blank Spaces, Winstons, and Weekender).
"If you dig Alabama Shakes, there’s a good chance you’ll dig this too," said Brooklyn Vegan about Breanna Barbara, and for good reasons, her new album 'Mirage Dreams' was recorded and produced by their collaborator Andrija Tokic, who also worked with Hurray For The Riff Raff. "It’s swaggering, smoky blues rock, with fuzzed-out riffs, organs, and Breanna’s attitude-fueled voice leading the way," they also praised.
A southern occultist juxtaposed in the middle of New York City, Breanna Barbara was born in Edina, Minnesota and raised in Bradenton, Florida. She began writing and performing songs at house shows and bars in St. Augustine, FL, and traveled around the north and southeast before settling in NYC. She performed at Modern Sky Helsinki & NYC Festival, Hudson River Stage (NYC), SXSW and has shared bills with Deer Tick, Margo Price, Boss Hog, Tess Parks, Wild Beasts, Deap Vally, Yak, Bo Ningen, and The Mystery Lights.
In 2017, Breanna will drive down to SXSW, and then fly off to Europe for a summer tour, including dates at Ostara Festival (FR), Outcider Festival (UK), and in Scandanavia.
Mirage Dreams is out now on No Roads
TOUR DATES 03.09 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory * 03.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie & 03.11 - Richmond, VA - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery 03.12 - Asheville, NC - The Lazy Diamond 03.13 - Nashville, TN - TBA 03.14 - Dallas, TX - The Crown and Harp ! 03.15 - Austin, TX - "Quit Your Day Job" Siren Sounds, Alt Citizen, Soft Junk Records Showcase # 03.15 - Austin, TX - SXSW Modern Sky Showcase @ Barracuda ^ 03.16 - Austin, TX - Onward Indian Touring Showcase Dozen Street %
* w/ Blank Spaces, Winstons, Weekender & w/ The Snails ! w/ The Mystery Lights, Calvin Love # w/ Ron Gallo, Clear Plastic Masks ^ w/ Night Beats, The Mystery Lights, Chastity Belt % w/ Thelma and the Sleaze, Roya, The Nude Party, Pink Mexico
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