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Joanna Barbera / Press

“Joanna Barbera's album"Forget" sounds like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants with skinny black denim and weed instead of mom jeans and cupcakes; Feist drunk off whiskey playing in the back of some old roadhouse; PJ Harvey’s Stories from the City stripped down and recorded in Austin.”

“Joanna Barbera creates smoky folk rock in the vein of Sharon Van Etten and Neko Case. As a follow up to last year’s debut Carnival Beginning, Barbera will be releasing her sophomore album Forget this summer. “Tempt Me” is the first single to emerge from the record and represents her finest work to date. Built on a straightforward guitar riff, the song plays to Barbera’s vocal strengths and adds backing strings. Hear “Tempt Me” below.”

“Barbera's brand of introspective folk and ethereal pop is sure to resonate with Buffalonians - especially when they experience her voice, a tenor that envelops you in warmth and tenderness.”

“potentially the next star singersongwriter to rise from the local ranks--INsite Magazine”

“Carnival Beginning is an auspicious start for Bay Area transplant Joanna Barbera and her urban folk.”

“Where are all these new urban folkies coming from? Barbera's new album 'Carnival Beginning' sounds a little Ani, a little Tori.....”