Bawd Ballads CD Project

Seymour Barab’s “Bawd Ballads”

I am thrilled to announce the release of Bawd Ballads and other songs by Seymour Barab on October 13, 2015 on the Acis label. This album features the hilarious songs of Seymour Barab and the dazzling playing of Brent Funderburk, Jesse Mills, Jessica Troy, and Dave Eggar. The CD is available on Brent and I presented a lunchtime concert to celebrate the release of the CD at St. Malachy’s Church in New York on October 26, 2015.

I approached Seymour with the idea of recording some of his vocal works about two years ago. I was thrilled when he was enthusiastic about the idea. We recorded his fabulous “Bawd Ballads” in May of 2014, and three sets for voice and piano the following August. Unfortunately Seymour passed away on June 28. We continued the project with heavy hearts, but glad in the knowledge that he got to see us perform the “Bawd Ballads” at St. Malachy’s shortly before his death.



For more information about the recording project, please refer to our KickStarter video, which includes samples of Seymour’s music.

With gratitude to our KickStarter Contributors:


Sarah Barab
Shawn Bartels
Bill Bechman
Yuriy Bekker
Enid and Jack Benezra
Mary Beth Berry
Teresa Brooks
Gregory W. Brown
Richard and Connie Brown
Jane Bryden
Marsha Callahan
Wilvan van Campen
Nadine and Norman Carey
Judy Chang
Mallorie Chernin
Carole Farley
Molly Frank
Mark Freeland and Sara Hsu
Brent Funderburk
Pepe Garcia
Emily Hartzog
Christopher Herbert
Tim Holder MD
Lauren-Rose King
Mirna Lekić
Oliver Markson
Emily Mikesell
David Morneau
Catherine Morrison
Brian O’Neill
Jennifer O’Neill
Jennifer Paulino
Sylvia and Leland Pollock
Jason Roberson
Domingo Rodriguez
Steven Serpa
R Sherborne
Jennifer C.H.J. Wilson
H. Roz Woll

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