Your humble Austin Music Minute host got word of local songwriter Joanna Barbera‘s (albeit slightly temporary) venture to Tennessee. “And I’ll be back…just not sure when,” she said recently about the opportunity.
Great things are coming up for the Hudson Valley native, who’s done more than her share of touring nationally. Following the critical acclaim of her heart-achingly reflective folk-rock release Forget, Barbera is now ready to take things further with her pursuit of new musical collaborations in Nashville, and, most importantly, the pursuit of a possible music publishing deal. Hello?! The ball is rolling, and Barbera is ready to fearlessly take charge .
Of course, before she leaves, Barbera wants to bid friends and fans adieu with a proper send-off. So she’s having a special Send Off Soiree tonight at The Swan Dive, 615 Red River. Things get started around 8 p.m. Very recommended.
– Photography by Steve Alcala.