Lockwood Barr – Signs Along the Road Review
Written by: Kayla Collins
‘Signs Along the Road,’ takes you on a trip with the windows down and the wind flying through your hair. Lockwood Barr, a Tennessee transplant from California is a fun artist that incorporates a blues soulfulness and fun-loving tunes throughout the album. A heartfelt country ballad “Forgot How to Cry,” takes us down a dark road with lyrics that bring back memories of lonely times. However, don’t be fooled by her heartbreak because she kicks right back with her firecracker track, “Yesterday Don’t Give A Damn.”
Overall, the lyrics are catchy, but some of the melodies just don’t hit the mark. Some songs build up but never break past through to being over the top. With that being said, her sophomore album is a fun and easy going soundtrack for the summer.
2015 was a busy year for Barr. She played more than 60 shows and with her father’s 1972 Gibson Mastertone in hand. Barr found her home in the spot light when she was a young girl participating in dance competitions and playing guitar in community events. She moved to Music City to pursue her dreams while studying Child Studies at Vanderbilt University. In her off-time she dove head first in the country music scene performing at local song-writing rounds and spending as much time as she could co-writing with other artists.
25th Hour, Barr’s debut album, was produced by Sheryl Crowe’s keyboardist, Jen Gunderman. Now, Barr has performed at the 2016 CMA Fest where she has caught the attention of fans nation wide. She has also had the opportunity to open for artists such as Wiz Khalifa and Tyler Hilton.
“Being on stage is home for me; I love telling stories and interacting with audiences, I want them to feel what I’m feeling, to pluck them for reality for a few minutes,” Barr said when asked what drives her to be an entertainer.
‘Signs Along the Road,’ was produced by Matt Odmark, the Grammy Award-winning producer who also produced Christian Rock band Jars of Clay. Barr co-wrote all 10 songs on her album. ’Signs Along the Road’ is available now.