Barbara Bell | The Bull Is Blind

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The Bull Is Blind

by Barbara Bell

Acoustic music sung from the edge of a razor, sometimes upbeat, sometimes quiet, but always cutting to the bone. Gritty, dark lyrics shine with a spooky gleam.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Sea in It
4:18 album only
2. Sleeping Beauty
3:07 album only
3. Lay You Down
3:03 album only
4. Photograph
3:36 album only
5. The Note Said
3:58 album only
6. Jonesboro
5:21 album only
7. Come Home
3:57 album only
8. Vietnam
3:15 album only
9. The Living and the Dead
2:12 album only
10. Nobody
4:17 album only
11. Sleep
4:54 album only
12. The Bull Is Blind
4:12 album only


Album Notes
Barbara Bell's sharp-edged songs gnaw holes through music genres. This is acoustic music as sung from the edge of a razor, sometimes upbeat, sometime quiet, but always slicing deep. Gritty, dark lyrics shine with a spooky gleam. Not one song will disappoint. The acclaimed author of Stacking in Rivertown, a Simon & Schuster novel, Bell grips her music as hard as her text. Features a delta blues version of The Bull is Blind, recorded in a basement, accompanied by blues player, Gordon Bonham, on National Steel. 12 tracks. 2002 release.

Band Members:
Barbara Bell Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Gordon Bonham Electric Guitar, Acoustic lead
Bennett Crantford Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Jeff Chapin Drums
Jamie Reed Percussion, Drums
Francine Heimburger Background Vocals
Barbara Bell Banjo

artist bio:
After recording an album in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of nineteen, Barbara Bell wandered around the dim inner regions of the country, performing and writing. She has written everything from popular music to chamber music to a novel that has sold in the United States, Australia, and Israel. The release of her novel, Stacking in Rivertown, by publishing giant, Simon & Schuster in 2000 (available online and through all bookstores) brought her to New York, where she's taken up performing again, releasing her first CD.

Review of The Bull is Blind:
"You get the sense she's seen everything, including your bones." (Christina Williams, WICR radio, Indianapolis, May 2002)

Reviews of Stacking in Rivertown:

Publisher's Weekly ¨C "Brutal yet beautiful. . . This disturbing, impressive novel introduces an urgent and powerful new voice."
Kirkus - "a graphically violent but impressive debut."
Library Journal, "unflinching first novel."
Northern Guardian (Tracey Cook, Australia) ¨C "It is one hell of a ride."



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