Wise, sassy, powerful, smart, tender..... Barbara McAfee's music incites radical aliveness. Barbara is a Twin Cities-based singer/songwriter whose songs span a broad range of styles from jazz to blues to Celtic to folk. What they have in common is her clear-eyed reflections on the human experience, exquisite lyrics, sharp wit, and piano-infused arrangements. When Barbara serves them up in her clear, strong voice, they go straight to the heart.
Blending her interest in individual and community transformation, Barbara brings her music to groups who are together for some purpose. She wrote the anthem and has been "the band" for Margaret Wheatley's Women's Leadership Revival Tour which has visited over 15 North American cities. Her musical keynotes and song weaving have enlivened events for leaders of all stripes, nurses, bankers, ministers, hospice workers, and feisty women.
Barbara is also the founder and directors of The Morning Star Singers, a volunteer hospice choir based in the Twin Cities.
She has produced 7 CDs as a (fiercely) independent producer working with the finest musicians. She is also a voice coach and the author of Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence (Berrett-Koehler Publishers).