Barbara K - Crossing the Red Line

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Barbara K - Crossing the Red Line

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“One of the finest elements of Tibetan Buddhism is its existential usefulness. Slogans like "If you can practice while distracted, you are well-trained,” and “Drive all blames into oneself” are both questions and answers at once.

“Barbara K’s latest work - which speaks directly from this particular philosophy - is a collective, this band has a long, deep voice. It includes the rich depths of Austin’s own acoustic and compositional practitioners. This group of musicians fully embodies much of the unsparing social and emotional vision of Timbuk3, of which Barbara was half, and something darker and farther, spiritually. 

”This is stern, intelligent, sensuous, melancholic, and compassionate music, not attractive pop stuff at all. It’s too confrontational, and also more objectively beautiful. Get this music. It’s really useful.“ 
J.W. Mahoney

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Crossing the Red Line, a compilation of Barbara K's post-Timbuk3 studio recordings, spans 15 years of her creative life lived between the 'Live Music Capitol of the World' Austin, Texas and a remote farming village in western Germany. 

Recorded in Austin between 1999 and 2014, the music features Mark Andes and John Jordan on bass; Rob Hooper, Wally Ingram, Jason McKenzie, Stephan Belans, Hector Muñoz and Dony Wynn on drums and percussion; Robert McEntee, Robbie Gjersoe and Mike Hardwick on electric guitars, Richard Bowden on fiddle, Billy Bright on Mandolin, Shawn Sanders on cello, Bukka Allen on accordion, Wolfgang Pracht on slide bazouki and Barbara K singing and playing acoustic, electric and baritone guitars and saz.