Lockwood Barr is an Americana artist currently based in Nashville, TN. Her extensive resume includes sharing the stage with Tyler Hilton, Anne Hills, and Wiz Khalifa.
Though she was raised outside of San Francisco, her roots are in the South, and Lockwood attributes her eclectic writing style to the opposing cultural forces from her childhood.
Lockwood and her band are recognized for their tight rhythms and inventive melodies. Lockwood Barr most often play shows around Nashville, San Francisco and New York City. She can be found anywhere from larger festivals like Nashville’s Rites of Spring to smaller local events like Relay for Life marathons. She also works as a banjo player for bands and sessions, and in the Fall of 2013, won an ICMA (Independent Country Music Association) Award for Best Bluegrass Artist with the Nashvegas Ramblers. Known for both technical ability and stage presence, Lockwood is always excited to take on new projects.
Upon her arrival in Nashville, Lockwood Barr quickly inundated herself in the music scene. Her first major project was for the Nashville Ballet’s Second Company, and included arrangements of three original pieces, one of which she wrote during the choreographer’s creative process. She continued to develop her sound with sets at venues such as the Nashville Palace and Hotel Indigo, and by the Fall of 2010, Lockwood had booked her first small tour in the Boston area. Recent performances have brought crowds to venues including Nashville’s 12 and Porter and The End, New York City’s The Bitter End, and Hoboken’s Whiskey Bar.
Lockwood Barr released her debut album, The 25th Hour, in December 2011 to a sold-out house at historic 19 Broadway in Fairfax, CA. The record is an illustration of Lockwood’s life, with songs reflecting her love of Queen and pieces reminiscent of early Sheryl Crow tracks. The album is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and physical copies can be ordered through any of Lockwood’s fan pages.
June 2012 marked the premiere of her first music video for the album’s opening track, Wake Me Up. She and her band are currently working with SonyTree Studios to release a new project in July 2014. Stay tuned for more!
“There’s a lot to be said about Lockwood Barr’s stage presence and musicianship — It’s definitely something that I haven’t seen in live acts in a long time. Her ability to captivate the crowd and have fans singing along was amazing. Definitely one of the best acts to perform on the Rites of Spring stage this year.”
President, Rites of Spring
“I found the unique sound of the music and the lyrics fun and satisfying. I was impressed that she played so many instruments with perfection. I left the cd in my car and listened for 2 straight weeks.”