Barb Hamilton Maxey
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Barb Hamilton Maxey

Livingston, Texas, United States | SELF

Livingston, Texas, United States | SELF
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FACE TO FACE, Barb's solo/acoustic LP was recorded in September 2009 of all original gospel blues tracks.

WEFT SESSIONS LIVE recorded August 2009 live of the Barb Hamilton Band, in the WEFT radio studio, is currently in radio airplay at WEFT, Champaign, IL, with original and cover tracks.

DRIVIN ME TO THE BLUES, recorded in 2005 has been on the air at WGLT in Normal, IL (on DJ Delta Frank's "Recommended" list);WEFT in Champaign, IL and WRFU in Urbana, IL. Among the tracks from the cd with airplay are: Drivin' Me to the Blues, written by Barb Hamilton Maxey.



Barb was a semi-finalist in 2008 & 2005 International Blues Challenge competition in Memphis, TN in the solo/duo category.

Barb won the Blues Challenge Peoples' Choice in October 2004, in the solo/duo category.

Barb grew up in a family of professional musicians studying classical music, first on the piano and then the violin. She picked up the guitar when she was 12 yrs.old, teaching herself. Early 70's, late 60's music, blues and gospel were a strong musical influence.

She also leads praise & worship, which she's done for over 25 years; 13 of those yrs. full-time as worship/music leader of a 20-24 piece band/team playing gospel and contemporary Christian music with a prophetic flow.

Barb has a particular love for the boogie & swing/shuffle feel which she incorporates in her rhythmic guitar playing, along with walking bass lines and lead.

Her voice carries a depth and sound that touches deep into the listener's heart carrying the feeling and essence of the song from her heart--whether an original or cover.

She is full-time on the road which enables her to play many different venues including restaurants, clubs, coffeehouses & festivals across the country including:

• 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2005 Sweet Corn & Blues Fest in Normal, IL with her band, The Barb Hamilton Band.

• 2004 Nothin’ But the Blues Fest in Bloomington, IL.

• In Russia two different times to play, teach and lead praise & worship.