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Barbara Parker, Her Music with Camilo Carrara and Joe Holt

The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall, MD

Barbara will perform her own compositions as interpreted by jazz improv pianist Joe Holt and internationally know Brazillian classical guitarist, Camilo Carrara


Ladies Shopping Night Featuring Barbara Parker

Music Life, 241 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21678

Along with current music students at Music Life, I will be performing a few of my original songs during this Downtown Chestertown pre-Christmas shopping event. Come see what Music Life has to offer!

Barbara Parker

Storyteller's Festival at Chesapeake College, 1000 College Circle , Wye Mills, MD 21679

Coming up this weekend...Ben and I will be performing around 4:00 p.m. after a full day of enjoying storytelling at its best...

From the website:

Barbara Parker and Ben Bennington (2017)

Singer/songwriter Barbara Parker finds inspiration in everyday life for a wide selection of musical styles. Focusing on her own music, she has a way with lyrics that reflects her desire to express universal emotions.

Barbara has performed at Women Helping Women in Chestertown, MD, near her home, at The Mainstay in Rock Hall, MD, both in a solo show, as part of Joe Holt’s “Mainstay Monday” series, and with Brazilian guitarist Camilo Carrara in The National Music Festival. She has also performed in various venues across the county, and in Europe.

Her latest CD, “A Little Out of Focus” is available directly from her, or digitally on or (search for Barbara Parker).

Ben Bennington, musician, engineer, and poet, has played guitar since he was a teenager in England. He has played with jazz, rock, and folk bands over the years and, in addition to accompanying Barbara Parker, currently plays with “Harp and Soul”, a Celtic quartet, and “BFD,” a trio devoted to post ‘70s pop.

Together, Barbara and Ben play a mix of original, Celtic and pop music that is a solid mix of the new and the familiar. SoundCloud: FaceBook:

Mike McShane Trio Featuring Barbara Parker

The Milton Theatre, 110 Union Street, Milton, DE 19968

The Milton Theatre - Milton, DE Mike McShane has been a fixture on the regional music scene and drummer of choice for many performers. In recent years Mike formed his own trio collaborating with Joe Holt (piano/keys) to provide a hard swinging rhythm section. The addition of vibraphonist Paul Midiri rounds out the group nicely, bringing memories of Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo and the classic swing era vibe; still fresh today. The trio will be joined for this performance by vocalist Barbara Parker from Worton, Maryland, who fits right in with her love of the Great American Songbook and singers including Ella Fitzgerald, Mildred Bailey, and Billie Holiday.