Lucy Barna

Lucy Barna

 Astoria, Oregon, USA
SoloAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Americana/folk songstress best known for her raw, poignant lyrics and heart-driven airy vocals.

Biography

Lucy brings a unique style to the singer-songwriter label, as she artfully blends the delicate and feminine with a quiet, subtle strength long surpassing her years.  Inspired by musical greats such as Patty Griffin, Shelby Lynne, Jeffrey Foucault and Norah Jones, Lucy's music reflects a sophisticated sense of seasons weathered and stories truly lived.  While some of her tunes possess a blues-driven percussive element, others are soft, finger-picked-ballads of true emotion.  This clever combination of styles matched with her poignant, raw lyrics create the powerhouse of songwriting for which Lucy is known.

Given her first guitar at the age of 17, Lucy has been singing her story through song ever since. With no formal musical training, Lucy dove into learning songwriting and guitar techniques while living in San Francisco, and quickly took the leap to perform onstage at various open mics and songwriter showcases while traveling throughout the country.   Soon after, Lucy began collaborating with other musicians on bass, lead guitar, banjo and mandolin to create a fuller stage presence and dedicated her schedule to music professionally.  Now sharing her time with her other passion- metalsmithing and design at Votive Designs jewelry (www.votivedesigns.com), Lucy enjoys the balance of creative hand-on work, live performance and travel.

Recently relocated to the north Oregon coast from Madrid, NM, Lucy has played bars, cafes, and acoustic shows in cities such as San Francisco, CA, Anchorage, AK, Charleston, SC, and Asheville, NC.   Currently Lucy is focusing on a solo songwriter album, while maintaining her earlier-established projects while traveling, including Hot Honey, the southwest acclaimed female-trio formed in 2012.   This project brings sweet harmonies, soulful minor-key Appalachian sounds, and good-time banjo pickin' to the southwest music scene.   In addition to Hot Honey, Lucy also has a southern Americana/Blues project known as Swamp Sugar Radio, with musician friend and fellow songwriter Adrian Wesley.

In summer of 2013, Hot Honey was awarded three top awards in the local music scene by the Santa Fe Reporter's Annual "Best of Santa Fe; issue:

1st Place--Best New Band 2013
1st Place--Best Alt Country/Country Band 2013
1st Place Best Rock Band 2013

Hot Honey released "It's Sticky, a raw EP" in 2015.

Lucy Barna "It's a Rose" 2016.

Lucy can be booked for performances with Hot Honey, Swamp Sugar Radio or solo/duo acoustic sets. FOR BOOKING INQUIRIES EMAIL: lucybarna@yahoo.com





Lyrics

A Love Song For You

Written By: Lucy Barna

You always ask me to write a love song
Pour out my heart in a poem to you
Darlin don't you know, it's hard to dig that deep
When you get so used to being blue

A ravished heart and a lonely mind
Running round this world alone
In just a second's time, opened me eyes
There before me the greatest man I'd ever know
There before me the greatest man I'd ever know

The words are raw but the melody is sweet
Here's my heart pure and true
All these years you beggin' this from me
Well here it is, a love song for you

What do you say to your everything
Your everything and so much more
Lovin' all of me, when I'm nice and when I'm mean
Darlin you're a lighthouse on the shore

Lost spirits lost at sea
Finding love in the southern tides
Now here I stand, a child in each hand
How do I thank you for the world's best surprise
How do I thank you for the world's best surprise

THe words are raw but the melody is sweet
Here's my heart pure and true
All these years you beggin this from me
Well here it is, a love song for you

All these things I wanna say to you
All this pride but nothing to prove
Words mangled, tangled up inside
But tonight I'm gonna try...

Tonight I'm gonna write you a love song
Pour out my heart in a poem to you
It don't matter to me, I love you nice I love you mean
Baby I just love you through and through
I'm ready to walk this world with you

The words are raw but the melody is sweet
Here's my heart pure and true
All these years you beggin this of me
Well here it is, A love song for you

Texas Sunrise

Written By: Lucy Barna

Need a place big enough to hide
From all the pain and all of the lies
Stare down a bottle til it's good and dry
Count up each tear you cry

The show is over, the crowd is gone
A pink sky, thank god another dawn
Smoke one down til your fingers burn
You count up every wrong turn
You count up every wrong turn

CHORUS:
Oh Abliene, oh abilene,
You're playin with fire til you burn your soul clean
You bet on love, and you bet on lies
It's double down with all of your life
Well you're just killin time,
bettin on a Texas sunrise

You never know when your day has come
Starin' down a barrel of a dusty old gun
You pray to God and you pray to the sun
You wonder what you've become

It don't come easy to a pal like you
So many cracks that you fell into
Dust blows hard 'cross the desert ground
And trouble it just keeps spinning round
And trouble it just keeps spinning round

CHORUS

Drivin 90 across the line
Leave your heart, leave your secrets behind
No way to tell what's on the other side
You're puttin seven on your life
You're puttin seven on your life

Oh Abliene, Oh Abilene,
It's the saddest story that I've ever seen
You bet on love, and you bet on lies
It's double down when it comes to your life
Well you're just kill time
Betting on that Texas sunrise
Betting on that Texas sunrise

Well you're just killin time
You're just killin time
You're just killing time
Betting on that texas sunrise

Nevermind

Written By: Lucy Barna

Nevermind Nevermind
Well it was just a waste of time
all those years with you
they just left me blue

nevermind about our love
the promises you spoke of
nevermind about the truth
I never got from you

Just nevermind, nevermind
What i came to say
Now that we're face to face
I wouldnt mean it anyway

So nevermind about the dream
busting apart at the seams
That day I found you out
Lies pouring from your mouth

Just never mind, nevermind

Days go by, pictures stuck in time
from that day you walked out of my life
I thought about suspending doubts,
Thought maybe you were right...

But never mind, never mind
What a silly thought to have
Guess it goes to show
The poor sight in being sad

So never mind about that day
I'd wear white and you'd say
Darlin gonna make you mine
Gonna love you for all time

Just nevermind, nevermind
I just got the news
I see it didn't take you long
Looks like she's all over you

So never mind about today
Didn't mean to call you anyway
A weak moment, now its gone
And i don't wanna lead you on...

So nevermind, nevermind

Days go by, pictures stuck in time
From that day you walked out of my life
I thought about suspending doubts
Thought maybe you were right...

But never mind, nevermind

Just nevermind, nevermind

Discography

In the studio now, recording the debut album for Hot Honey! Stay Tuned....!

EP- Lucy Barna, 2007, recorded at Landslide Studios, Asheville, NC

Set List

2-4 hour shows, consisting of 3 sets each. Depending on the venue and the expected audience, set list will vary. Always original material as the main source, will bring in cover tunes for selected shows.  Please inquire for more specific information.