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.
BREAKIN' TRADITION illustrates Tina's extraordinary musical approach, demonstrating the Autoharp as far beyond a take-along instrument strummed softly by a campfire. Tina Louise Barr introduces a new dimension to the Autoharp with incomparably clear lead melody and high-geared rhythm.
Tina Louise Barr is well-known for a multitude of innovative and versatile styles on the Autoharp. In addition, Tina plays all of the other instruments on BREAKIN' TRADITION: guitar, electric bass, tambourine, wooden claves, and bodhran.
Tina has created her own musical arrangements on BREAKIN' TRADITION, with numerous hidden touches of humor sprinkled throughout the recording, such as the cartoon scenario in her original composition, "Doggy Doin's", or her surfside bass riffs in "Riding a Wave to Scotland the Brave".
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's musical influences range anywhere from traditional folk and bluegrass, to classical, dixieland jazz, western swing, Celtic, Latin, blues, 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 is a winner of the Modesto Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards, 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.