Inspired by the music of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Bob Marley, Patti Smith and The Ramones, Bonnie Barnard is an award winning Americana/Roots Texas singer songwriter who began singing, playing guitar and harmonica and writing songs at the age of eight. One of Bonnie's original songs, the stirring ballad "Dead Town," was chosen as one of the winners of Musician Magazines Best Unsigned Band award by judges Lou Reed, Robbie Robertson, Branford Marsalis, Vernon Reid and Lyle Lovett.
Bonnie's original song "A Girl's Gotta Do" from her 10,000 Fortunes album is featured on the soundtrack of the cult movie classic "Whore" a film by legendary movie director Ken Russell. Bonnie's newest release, "Catch Her If You Can" was produced by multi-Grammy award winning Texas producer Joe Trevino and is available now on iTunes,CD Baby and Amazon.
"I first heard Bonnie Barnard’s music in 2002 when I received her CD These Reasons at my office. At the time, as a music publisher, I was receiving dozens of CDs per day. Her music stood out, captured me and rapidly became one of my daily choices for recreational listening. Her new CD Catch Her If You Can picks up where the first left off. I waited anxiously for more Bonnie music and was righteously rewarded. Her songwriting is superb. Her music is in the Americana/country vein and her voice stands alone in the world of copy-cat music. Her cover of "Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around" far surpasses the original as did her cover of "Heart of Gold" from These Reasons. If you like great American music, you will love Bonnie’s songs. I do, and I am very particular!"
- Jack Bishop, WJKO Radio - www.wjkoradio.org Check out the review here
Bonnie Barnard's new album "Catch Her If You Can" is now available!
The long awaited follow-up to the hauntingly beautiful "These Reasons" by the award-winning Texas singer-songwriter. With her soulful and haunting voice and Americana/roots inspired songwriting, Bonnie Barnard has captured the attention of music listeners worldwide. The new album is filled with excellently crafted songs and Bonnie's amazing voice. Includes her cover of the vintage Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty song "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." Produced by legendary multi-Grammy award winner Joe Trevino. Available now on iTunes,CD Baby and Amazon.com
"This is a great cover of that tune." (Heart Of Gold). "This whole CD is fantastic!" - Jack Bishop, WJKO Radio - http://www.wjkoradio.org
"THESE REASONS WAS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR!"
Bonnie is a gifted artist, with a delightful country-folk style that is typical of the best Texan productions; her songs are sweet and delicate, as is her voice, and the whole album has a soft acoustic sound that is a true pleasure for my ears...
"Massimo Ferro / Radio Voce Spazio"
FINALIST - THE BEST CDS of 2001-2003 - BONNIE BARNARD-THESE REASONS
Indie Acoustic Project Awards Finalist:
The Best CDs of 2001-2003-Singer-Songwriter-Female-BONNIE BARNARD-THESE REASONS...
" Indie Acoustic Project" - http://www.indieacoustic.com