Hear Barb Monday – Friday, 7:00pm – midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am – 2:00pm Eastern Time.

Barb lives in Canton, NY and is a popular host on North Country Public Radio (NCPR). With degrees in biology and chemistry from St. Lawrence University, Barb did the most logical thing after graduation, she became a folk singer. She played and taught guitar and put together four albums: a duo album with Tom Richter, a collection of originals, one just for kids, and an instrumental Christmas album of guitar arrangements with Danny Gotham. When Gotham left his duties as host of a bluegrass show on NCPR 15 years ago, he suggested that Barb apply for the job and, with a little rearranging of the schedule, she accepted the challenge and added “DJ” to her skill list. In true upstate New York tradition, her first husband (who passed away in 1997) was a dairy farmer and, when she remarried, she chose a retired artificial inseminator of cows. Barb is a familiar face at the Gray Fox Bluegrass Festival, where she regularly serves as emcee.

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