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With a sound much greater than the sum of its parts, Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon jump the lines between folk, rock, blues and singer-songwriter soulfulness.  Their original songs feature tight vocal harmonies and rhythmic guitar arrangements using sophisticated chord structures, partial capos and alternate tunings that reveal the sound of an entire band in just six strings.

For someone who found her gift of voice later in life, Bev certainly has a knack for delivering the essence of a song. Her tone has been called angelic – but with the ability to ‘turn down the sheets.’ Sometimes you hear the honeyed tones of Mary Chapin Carpenter, and sometimes you hear hints of Sade. What you might not readily recognize is the influence of her early musical immersion into American classics and jazz. By the time she was 14 she had adopted clarinet, flute, saxophone and bassoon as her musical family – and while classmates were rocking to the hits of the 70s, she was listening to Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson.

Newlon has been called a ‘deliberate’ guitarist who, with his casual yet emphatic style, brings you to an effortless place of comfort. His guitar and vocal arrangements are the result of a long and varied musical journey. His unique style includes use of alternate tunings and partial capos to elicit sophisticated chord voicings, and a percussive, full style that enhances every arrangement.

They have released three CDs to date. Their song “Lover’s Story” on their 2007 release “Any Doorway Will Do” was featured on KGO San Francisco’s “The Best Music You’ve Never Heard.” Their romantic duet “If I Can’t Sing With You This Christmas” was featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered Open Mic and has appeared on two Christmas compilation CDs.

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Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon, live shot

Westside Theater

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Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon  with band

Don Quixote’s International Music Hall

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Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon, promo shot

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Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon, studio shot

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Promotional Poster, 11X17

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Promotional Poster, 8 1/2 X 11

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