Barbara Nesbitt | A Million Stories

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A Million Stories

by Barbara Nesbitt

A little bit of everything, including rock, Americana, pop, and country.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. A Million Stories
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2. Many Miles To Go
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3. Don't Bother
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4. Everything I See
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5. Three Between Us
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6. It Is What It Is
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7. Fly
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8. Summertime
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9. Just Give Me Tonight
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10. Flicker
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11. Stranger Things
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12. Horrible Moon
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14. Broken Girl
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
You can just never be sure where you're going to find home. For Barbara Nesbitt, a fair-haired Georgia native, she's found hers among the talented singer-songwriters of San Diego by way of Atlanta and Norfolk. Her life is reflected in the songs she writes which are about the ways, large and small, we abandon and seek that elusive safety of home.

Nesbitt's childhood home in Georgia didn't include her mother, but Nesbitt felt close to her through music. After finding a hidden stash of 45's by Sam Cooke, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and others in the basement of her father's house, she snuck them up to her room and sang along night after night, imagining the darkness beyond her window was the audience.

At fifteen, Nesbitt ran away from home, landing herself among a group of jam- and groove-oriented musicians in Virginia. She met Bernie Lee who put a guitar in her hand and encouraged her to step behind the microphone. Before long, they were playing gigs to large groups of people, and Nesbitt found a new home on stage. She thrived and started writing her own songs but made a great living doing cover gigs in a succession of bands including Rare Daze, Cradle, and The Perpetrators, a duo with Lee. Nesbitt was recognized with nominations for female songwriter of the year, and a win for acoustic performer of the year.

In late 2005, Nesbitt followed her heart to San Diego where she quickly found performance showcases hosted and promoted by Listen Local San Diego's maven, Cathryn Beeks. Nesbitt developed fast friendships and fans among the supportive network of musicians. Not long after getting to town, she entered and won the San Diego Music Scene Cream of the Crop singer/songwriter competition and was nominated for best female singer for the inaugural H.A.T. Awards. Inspired by her new surroundings and everything that came before, Nesbitt wrote the words and music for almost all of the songs that appear on her debut album, "A Million Stories."

Backed up by stand-out players Marcia Claire (Citizen Band, Cindy Lee Berryhill) on bass, Bill Coomes (Deadline Friday, The Grams) on drums and vocals and Mike Spurgat (Deadline Friday, Citizen Band) on guitar and vocals, Nesbitt also had San Diego legend Jeff Berkley on board to produce the album and to add vocals and guitar. With special guests including Dennis Caplinger, Freebo, Ben Moore and John McBride, there's no doubt that Nesbitt surrounds herself with the very best as she continues to mesmerize anyone within listening distance.

Not since June Carter Cash or Emmylou Harris has there been such a unique voice. At once plaintive and harrowing while sweet and melodic, Nesbitt's power is drawn from the shadows she's known and overcome. Her voice conveys a confidence and a hopefulness that's tempered only by a small wisp of sadness. She's ready to tell you all her stories; ready for anything that lies ahead and ready to call the world her home.

Barbara Nesbitt - A Million Stories Credits

The Band:
Bill Coomes - Drums and Vocals
Marcia Claire - Electric Bass and Upright Bass
Mike Spurgat - Electric Guitars and Vocals
Barbara Nesbitt - Vocals and Acoustic Guitars

Additional Musicians:

Jeff Berkley (of Berkley/Hart--he has also worked with Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Ben Harper, and more) - Resonator Guitar Percussion, and Vocals

Freebo (played with Bonnie Raitt for years) - Fretless bass

Ben Moore - (worked with Switchfoot, Jewel, Ravi Shankar, and more) Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, and Mellotron

John McBride (of SweetTooth) - Pedal Steel Guitar

Dennis Caplinger - (worked with Eric Clapton, Emmy-Lou Harris, Ricky Scaggs, and more) Banjo, Fiddle, Dobro, and Mandolin

Recorded and Produced by Jeff Berkley @ Miracle Recording
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen @ Lurssen Mastering


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John hancock

Love this CD
There is a reason this CD is sold out right now...it is an awesome CD. I never tire of hearing it. When I first got the CD and put it on my iPod, I wasn't real familiar with the songs but everytime one came up on shuffle I had to look and see who it was because it was such a great song. Barabara is incredible and she has an amazing band backing her up. I have 2 recommendations; 1. Buy several copies of this CD (1 for yourself and 2 or three for gifts) and 2. See her live. What a talent.
You won't be disappointed!

Ben McGrath

A Million Stories
Exceptional. There are 1000's of descriptive words that could be written in poetic forms to describe this CD. Suffice it to say that it must be listened to.

Suzanne

a must have
Her music is amazing. Her songwriting is amazinger and her singing is the amazingest. What?.. they could be words.
Just buy it, you will absolutely love it.

Russell Nesbitt

A Million Stories
I first found Barbara's web site because my wife has the same name (Barbara Nesbitt). I found that I really enjoy her music. Keep up the good work Barbara. Hope to hear more from you.

Mary

Exquisite
As uncommon and profound a CD as this is, truly it pales in comparison to Barbara's performance live. Buy the CD for yourself and friends. Go see her perform. Give yourself a rare and unique gift that will give you joy and touch your soul, inspire both awe and envy, and break your heart.

Wayne Riker

Top notch
Just played on the same bill with this very talented singer/songwriter. Her songs come from the heart and are performed with enthusiasm and confidence...her singing has style,power and a down home soul that's right on pitch. Most of her tunes have a simple melodic and harmonic foundation that echo the honesty of her lyrics;however,a few of her tunes take you through some unexpected and pleasant chordal journies...the vocal harmonies are nicely executed as well.

Larry

Great Stuff
I had never even heard of Barbara before I wandered into the Calypso Cafe in Leucadia a couple of months ago & she happened to be playing. I sat at the bar with a friend & stayed until the end, really enjoying her show. I bought her CD that night when she was done, & it's been a regular part of my rotation ever since. I even brought it along on a recent houseboat trip to Lake Powell, where several more people that had never heard of her were duly impressed. All in all a really fine CD.

Chris

It's Rare Daze something this good comes along
Spent many nights in greater tidewater bars listening to Barbara singing with Rare Daze and I was thrilled when I came across her work on-line.. Her voice is now fully grown, strong and even more vibrant than in the early years. I would be hard-pressed to say "if you like X or Y type of music, get this.." because she's one of those artists that breaks down those barriers and remains undefined yet all-encompassing. I would love to catch her live again, come to Chicago!

Lynn

Great CD!
every song on this is a winner! Not only do I love it, but my 14 year old daughter does too (and she doesnt like any of my music...) definitely worth the money and more! almost as good as seeing her live!