Creative Sonoma

Barbara Barling

Music: Vocal
Barbara Barling

I am a resident of Sonoma County since 1987.

I have been in groups from lead singer for the progressive folk rock group, The Ruminators, the classic rock jam band Virgo Uprising, to singing & go-go dancing for the surf band Voodoo Court. I sang in a Renaissance octet, Accapella, which was my favorite to date. I performed in a few musicals from Little Shop of Horrors(Jenner Playhouse), Camelot, Kiss Me Kate, Bye Bye Birdie(6th St Playhouse) to the opera La Cavalleria Rusticana(Cinnabar Theater). I enjoyed the  jazz accapella semesters at SRJC immensely where I studied voice. There I got into Christmas caroling and started my own group, The Figgy Pudding Carolers. We even did singing valentines as the XOXO group. I then wanted a new group to stand out from the others, sing more modern jazz arranged carols, and not be just traditional. So the all female caroling group The Silver Belles was born and has been going strong for 5 years. I got the opp. to write lyrics to the song, Mr. Sandman for a company party which was a highlight! I  studied shamanism in which I drum and rattle for journeys. I recently became a Reiki master(energy healer) and am using my voice during treatments to help release stuck energy in the body. I play flute, oboe, piano & some percussion. I love joining in drum circles. I studied dance a bit and love to dance to funk. I took an art therapy class which was amazing. I love collaging and when I lost my home in the Tubbs fire I did 2 collage projects.