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Barbara K

Barbara K

Folk / Americana Austin, TX  US
The Border Crossing
The Border Crossing
John Schafer's Lament
John Schafer's Lament


  • 2013

    Mar 16

    Austin, TX, US | 7:00pm

    21+ AFTER 9pm "Gretchen Barber Presents"... unofficial SXSW Showcase w/ a GREAT line-up of FREE music 7pm-1am... here's the line-up: 7pm- Havilah 8pm- Latin at Heart 9pm- Barbara K 10pm- These Fine Moments 11pm- Chip Robinson 12am- Kem Watts 1am- Mike June

  • 2013

    Mar 5

    Austin, 78704, US | 4:00pm

    Since 1992, Texas River School has taken 5,200 under-served youth canoeing and camping. With the Colorado River, Lady Bird Lake, and Barton Springs as our classroom, our program fosters personal growth initiatives, civic responsibility, and a life-long connection to our waterways. Help us raise $15,000 to meet our goal of introducing 300 youth to our waterways this year! Just $50 puts one student on the river. Brewski will be playing with Barbara K. from 4-5 PM. On March 5th, join us for our Amplify Austin Fundraiser Donate online or come to our FREE event

  • 2013

    Feb 26

    Austin, TX, US | 8:00pm

    song swap w/ Barbara K!

  • 2013

    Jan 2

    Austin, TX, US | 12:00am

    Barbara K, Trube, Farrell & Snizz The Gallery opens @8pm, no cover all night! Barbara K @8:30 Trube, Farrell & Snizz @ 10:30

  • 2012

    Dec 14

    Austin, TX, US | 7:00pm

    songwriters in the round! Honored to be invited to J Blum's weekly songwriter showcase--



Label: Sparrows Wheel

Bio: Barbara K (Barbara Kooyman), a child in the 60’s, learned to play guitar in the 70’s, had a hit song in the 80’s, raised a family in the 90’s, and continued singing, songwriting and performing into the new century. “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades” earned her a Grammy nomination for B...See Full Bio



George Maida, WCVE Radio "It's one of the Top 10 Albums of the Year, and I ... "It's one of the Top 10 Albums of the Year, and I don't say those things lightly. But I think it's a brilliant, brillian


"A singer, songwriter, performer, musician and recording artist, who is also a mother, activist, visionary, innovator, entrepreneur and was a partner in Timbuk3, Kooyman is a fan, a believer, a nurturer and an advocate. Now if she only possessed one of those skills it would be amazing. It would be even more stunning if a whole section of those groupings were draped around her shoulders. But since each and every one of those words is appropriate to her, most being simply the opening idea for a whole essay on Barbara, then calling her just a wonderful person, gifted talent and strong performer is limiting rather than extolling..." Louis Black, Editor of The Austin Chronicle:

— Louis Black, The Austin Chronicle

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May 2, 2010

Besides her extensive discography with Timbuk3, Barbara K has recorded 3 CDs on ... [more]


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