TINA LOUISE BARR is a virtuoso performer of the Autoharp, a multi-stringed instrument of American origin. Traditionally, it was strummed as accompaniment to folk tunes and gentle ballads. Tina now gives a whole new definition to the Autoharp by introducing clear lead melody and high-geared rhythm.
Tina is well-known for a multitude of innovative and versatile styles on the Autoharp. Her arrangements on this recording reflect only a portion of all her musical influences. ROCK-IT 'HARP is a classic collection of fifteen vintage rock and roll favorites. It is the very first instrumental recording release that features the Autoharp as a rock and roll lead instrument.
ROCK-IT 'HARP has been highly recommended in reviews by Bluegrass Unlimited, CBA Breakdown, San Francisco Folknik, and Dirty Linen music magazines.
Tina gives solo performances and also performs with her band "TINA LOUISE BARR AND HOT WIRE". Recognized as a leader in her field, she gives Autoharp workshops at music festivals across the country. Tina features a variety of lively styles, ranging anywhere from traditional folk and bluegrass to western swing, Celtic, Latin, or rock and roll.
Tina Louise Barr is listed in the resource publication:
MusicHound Folk (Visible Ink Press).
Tina also is listed among top U.S. bluegrass performers in the website:
Tina Louise Barr has won the Modesto Area Music Association (MAMA) Award, in the "Best Americana" category.
Tina is available for professional studio work and will record lead melody or rhythm tracks for creative artists needing a fresh sound in video or music productions.