Review from Riveting Riffs’ Magazine’s Joe Montague

Barbara Payton "Rock My Soul" by Joe Montague Some singers and musicians rely on gimmicks or prancing around the stage in a fashion that in no way connects with their music and they do so to cover up deficiencies in their performance. Detroit singer and songwriter Barbara Payton simply let her outstanding and soulful vocals tell the story when she performed at the Saline, Michigan SummerFest … [Read more...]

Barbara Payton cashes in as top recipient at Detroit Music Awards

The Detroit music community came together Friday night, April 19, 2013, at The Fillmore for the 22nd Annual Detroit Music Awards. Barbara Payton, currently on the road as a member of Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band, won three Detroit Music Awards. The awards are as follows: Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist - Barbara Payton Outstanding Blues Artist/Group - Barbara Payton & The … [Read more...]

Jack White, Rodriguez, Barbara Payton top winners at Detroit Music Awards

The top DMA recipients — with three each — were Barbara Payton, currently on the road as a backup singer in Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band, in Blues/R&B and Rock categories, Scott Gwinnell in classical and jazz categories and Marq Speck of the band Sweet Crystal in the Gospel/Christian field. Sweet Crystal also won a pair of awards. To read more, click on … [Read more...]

Bob Seger hits the road again with renewed energy

It’s one of those weeks when the rock ’n’ roll world feels like it’s spinning the way it’s supposed to. One of Detroit’s most cherished music traditions will come to life tonight and Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills, where Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band will hit the stage for a packed arena of hometown fans. Read complete article: … [Read more...]

Barbara Heads Out Again With Bob Seger

Bob Seger and Silver Bullet Band to Tour in Spring Rock & Roll Never Forgets Tour kicks off February 27th in Ohio Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-seger-and-silver-bullet-band-to-tour-in-spring-20130110#ixzz2IArvks3Q … [Read more...]

Barbara Joins Bobby Murray as One of His Special Guests for the Bud Light Ferndale Blues & Music Festival

One Eyed Betty's on Jan 30th 8:30-12:00 We're pretty excited about playing this year's Bud Light Ferndale Blues & Music Festival. And what a great way to shake off those winter blues. Whether you want to shake & shimmy, move & groove or just plain chill - we've got you covered. Our musical menu will consist of something old, something new, something borrowed and most definitely - … [Read more...]

Event this Friday in Detroit and Upcoming Studio Time

My friend, Mary McGuire (thebloodsisters.com), will be performing with me at the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday, Nov 16th, in downtown Detroit. The event will be held at the Central United Methodist Church located at 23 East Adams Detroit and will begin at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). We are humbled and honored to be a part of this gathering (thank you Michelle Fox-Phillips for … [Read more...]

My Survivor Story

Most of us aren’t excited when we get a call back from our doctor, however I was. I happen to like my doctor quite a bit. So on April 2nd 2009 when I was sitting alone in my car I received a call from her, I was truly excited. I had been having some unusual symptoms and had gone in for an ultrasound and fine needle biopsy of my thyroid. I was reassured since I was told thyroid cancer is rare and … [Read more...]

Barbara Payton Launches New Facebook Page

Barbara Payton announces the launch of her new facebook musician page at www.facebook.com/barbarapaytonmusician. The page will feature the most up-to-date information on upcoming shows. Be sure to give it a "like" so you can stay updated right in your news feed! Click here to like Barbara's new facebook page >> … [Read more...]

Barbara Payton Launches New Website

Barbara Payton announced the launch of her new, updated website, www.barbarapayton.com. The site features streamlined information along with a current list of upcoming shows. You can also find an extensive photo and video archive as well as additional links where you can purchase her CDs and read the latest news on Barbara’s career and involvement in causes that have touched her life. “I’m … [Read more...]