How many people do you know who 1) have a pilot's license, 2) earned a degree in aeronautical engineering, 3) swear like a truck driver, and 4) have released five albums? Well, at least one, because that's Barbara Nesbitt.
About 10 years ago, Kathy was volunteering at the Austin Food Bank, and struck up a conversation with a young woman wearing a Saxon Pub t-shirt. It turns out - go figure - she was a musician, and she invited us to come to Strange Brew the next night to see her solo show, and later that week at the Continental Club to see her band, The Whiskey Sisters.
We've probably been to 20 of Barbara's shows since then, and this will be Barbara's 4th appearance here at MCC.
Barbara recently returned from a 3-week tour of the UK and Scandinavia, and we're super excited to welcome her back to Kent Island.
Reviewing Barbara's latest album, Someday Maybe Sooner, Peter Blackstock of the Austin Statesman wrote "She marvels at a couple’s 50-year marriage on “That Kind of Love” (“They rode off together, made a short story long”); laments a departed flame on “100 Times” (“You came on like a hurricane, and lit out like a jet plane”); and lays her vulnerability and hope on the line in the title track (“I’ll give my heart to you someday, maybe sooner”). It all works primarily because of Nesbitt’s guileless vocal delivery, which can leaven even bitter disappointments with disarming sweetness."