Barbara K

Barbara K

 Austin, Texas, USA

“A gifted artist, a brilliant writer and a deep and wonderful human being, the rest of us have set sail beginning the long voyage of exploring, appreciating and coming to understand Barbara Kooyman in all her depth and fullness.” ~ Louis Black, Editor of The Austin Chronicle


Barbara K (Barbara Kooyman), a child in the 60’s, learned to play guitar in the 70’s, had a hit song in the 80’s, raised a family in the 90’s, and continued singing, songwriting and performing into the new century. “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades” earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in Timbuk3, appearances on Saturday Night Live, Solid Gold, The Austin Chronicle’s Texas Music Hall of Fame, extensive tours in the United States, Europe and Japan, opening for Bob Dylan, Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and others.


Besides her extensive discography with Timbuk3, Barbara K has recorded 3 CDs on her own:

Ready; Undercover (the songs of timbuk3); and Ghosts and Sparrows -Relative Truth

Set List

All songs are originals, a mix of old and new..