The internationally-acclaimed Barb Jungr takes her new show, Stockport to Memphis, to the Core in Corby on Friday.
Following her collaborations with local musicians on Deep Roots, Tall Trees: A Corby Song Cycle for The Core’s second birthday celebration, Jungr’s new show looks back on her journey from her own roots in the North West of England, to international cult status as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of song.
The tour coincides with the release of Stockport to Memphis, the album.
Jungr has never been to Memphis, but as a teenage girl in 1960s Stockport, she nurtured a longing for what it represented – the soul music she danced to in clubs at night and the sense of a bigger, more beautiful world than the northern town she couldn’t wait to leave.
As well as performing songs from the album such as River, by Joni Mitchell, and Lay Lady Lay, by Bob Dylan, Barb will be singing five new original tracks.
Jungr has a special affinity with Corby and has played there on numerous occasions.
Creative director Chris Sudworth said: “Barb is always well received by our audiences. Whether she is giving an incredible interpretation of Bob Dylan or collaborating with our local artists and singers, she fits right in.” Tickets cost £14. Doors open at 7.30pm. Call 01536 470470 or see www.thecorecorby.com.