Barb Sorensen

Project Update Page

Christ In The Wilderness Rocks! - Updates

Timeline: July 18 - September 10, 2017

I am raising funds via kickstarter for a demo video and fundraiser concert for Christ In The Wilderness Retreat!

To make a donaton to the project and read more about it please send a check to Emerald City Music Productions, Inc. P.O. Box 126, Palatine, IL 60078 USA.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Am packing things for the weekend and looking forward to a fun concert. Frosty Locks and Splinter are in town and they might come up on stage for a song or two as well. I will post here when I hear more from them. Also, the concert will take place by the Gazebo under the trees. Aftewards there's a firepit and s'mores and great conversations. Hope you can all make it. Barb

August 29, 2017

This project was initially created on Kickstarter in March 2017 and ran for 1 week. It raised $50. We did not meet our need goal of $10,000 and so the donors received their funds back. Then, in July I set it up as a 30 day run on Kickstarter to see how it would work. We raised $0 funds. However, in the meanwhile, Facebook offered a place to raise funds on and almost instantly!!! we received $50! Wow that was fast! Thank you! So we will keep on. The project will be finished no matter what. The funds help make it possible to pay the bills easilier and also give a better concert. Thank you to the donors thus far! You are truly appreciated!

July 28, 2017

I released the project and it's been a week. It's been a little quiet since we had Christmas in July to finish up last weekend and have also been sending out emails behind the scenes for this campaign. I recorded a cellphone version of an update for you. I hope you enjoy.

July 18, 2017

Today is the day! 5:00 pm! This project goes LIVE! Yeah!

July 14, 2017

Oh Boy! I edited and edited and then saw that some of those edits didn't take. ugh! On the positive side of things. Kickstarter was finally able to add the city name into the page. yay! Thank you! It looks like it's going to officially be released this evening at 5pm. I have one final reward to enter which I sent them an email to see how to do it. Am hoping to hear back fast! Am keeping my fingers crossed that it's ready then. I will of course send out a huge anouncement once it is released! Thanks for your patience! Peace, Barb

July 14, 2017

Yikes! time flies! The project has not been released yet and time is ticking really fast! It is now scheduled to be relesased tomorow July 15, 5pm. I ran into a snag at Kickstarter. The city name "Stockton, IL" wouldn't stay on the page so they had to do some fixing behind the scenes and now it works. yay! Then I found a few typos which I have corected. And added a "wish list" if the campaign goes over the goal amount. (which I hope it does). You can help me get the word out to the world. This is a very important project for me for Christ In The Wilderness retreat and a very fun one too! Thank you for your help! Click here to get to the kickstarter campaign. Click here for other options on how you can become an advertising sponsor or make a donation to the project. Thank you. Every dollar helps! Peace Barb

July 7, 2017

I am getting ready to release this project. It was supposed to be officialy released last week but there were last minute tweaks I needed to address yet and well, time just flies when I'm having fun! LOL

It will be submitted tomorrow morning.

I have also prepared the marketing plan and business plan for the project, as well as the detailed database of emails to send it to and a list of people and sites online who could help me get the word out to help raise the funds. I have a lot more work to do on this and I just feel that no matter how much time I put into this it will never be enough. LOL. I am trusting the universe on this to help deliver. Here we go. Wish me luck! Peace, Barb

Fun Questions!

What is the furthest you have toured?: Furthest west is Alaska and Hawaii, furthest east is Berlin Germany, furthest north is Barrow Alaska, furthest south is Dallas Texas

How do you do what you do?: Balancing work, pleasure, play, fun, creativity, practice, networking

How many songs have you written?: I have written a few hundred. Not all have been recorded.

Do you have any pets?: I have two acquariums with snails, and one terrarium I am preparing for neon tetras

Did you have to go to school to be a musicians?: The kind of musician I am, included a college degree in Chemistry. For myself, I learned that it wasn't just about a higher more challenging use of my brain via education, but about learning to travel amidst many types of circles. A musicians meets all kinds of interesting and fascinating characters on the road.

Count Downs

Days till the Community Christmas Concert Series begins (Dec 1- Dec 25, 2017)


Days till the Christmas Concert at the Catlow (Dec. 23rd)


Year's of Touring
CDs released
Happy Music Fans

Feedback & Quotes

Susan Galvez Fan

"If you have not heard Barb singing a lullaby in German or yodeling for a king, give your ears and mind a treat and see Barb in concert" ....... those are some of my favorites songs!"...Susan Galvez. Palatine, Illinois

Jeff Videographer

Barb’s engaging songs draw people in. Her audience often joins her in joy filled sing-alongs. Barb is also an excellent story teller, she tells amazing facts about her songs in a highly entertaining ways. Barb Sorensen has a vast range and sings in German and English She sings early American and German Folk Songs along with modern Pop Rock and Kids Lullaby’s. Barb’s informal friendly approachable joyous style is perfect for family gatherings in a park, Historical Re-enactments, and all sizes [sic] concert settings. Heinz Thiel

Kim Parent of Barb's Music class student

She Looks Up To You. Thank you so much for keeping us informed of your career. Gretchen almost cried when she heard your "Snowflake" song! Honest!! She just looks up to you and always has. Kim, United States - 15 January 2006

Joyce & Tony Fans

"My husband and I have been to several of Barb's concerts. We are very impressed with her songwriting abilities and her enthusiasm for performing. Barb loves singing and playing her guitar, and it shows!" - Joyce and Tony T., Downers Grove, Illinois

Keith Fort / Director Screamfest B96 Chicago Entertainment Producer

"Barb is very creative, extremely hardworking, willing to go far above and beyond the norm. Her transformation as an actress was stunning and a wonder to behold. She was always one of the first to offer her time and talents to help promote the show, and I endorse her heartily. Thanks, Barb! and Keep rockin'!"

Neal Reynolds Fan//Author

5 stars - Sensuous and Romantic Acoustic Pop/Rock Fun!

It's well past midnight as I write this and I can't stop listening to acoustic pop/rock singer/songwriter Barb Kronau-Sorensen's CD "Walk That Mile"! It has that rare quality where the songs are both immediately pleasing to the ear and catchy, yet don't wear out their welcome upon repeated hearings. In fact, upon each listen the songs become even more aesthetically pleasing, while one develops a deeper appreciation of the melodies, instrumentation, and extra layers and levels of meaning to the lyrics. I can't decide if my favorite song is "The Sound of Your Soul" or "Because I Am" -- I like the overall sensuous, Caribbean feel and emotion of "Soul" the best, yet I can't resist the unexpected melodic variations and vocal stylings of the last two and a half lines of each verse of the rockin' "Because I am". "Because I Am" vividly conveys the singer's delight at her formerly stick-in-tne-mud lover's unexpected romantic revival -- which has happily turned her into his fool as well. "The Sound of Your Soul" combines the musical styles of lite jazz and Jamaican music to set a warm, loving mood... a wash of sound that magically conveys the depth of the love the singer feels for her love, as she basks in the glow and feels ever closer to, almost one with, his soul. The CD opens with the infectiously catchy instrumentation of the pop rock song "Walk That Mile", wherein the singer tells of the lesson she has learned, that she has to follow her own path, not those others would choose for her. A familiar lesson perhaps, but one seldom conveyed with as much feel, strength, and good 'ol fashioned rock 'n roll fun than it is here. In fact, from the moment the song begins it is clear that this entire CD is a fully professional quality work of art, from the highly skilled playing and singing to the crisp high fidelity recording with absolutely no background noise -- an impeccable job all the way around. The fourth song on the CD, the catchy dance club style "Possessive Obsession", breaks somewhat with Sorensen's acoustic tradition by using techno-pop studio tricks and electronics -- to good effect. And it's interesting to hear a story of a woman being possessed by love for a change, as we have a tendency to think of obsessive love as a purely male phenomenon. Also unexpected for an independent label is how fully professional the packaging and graphic design of the CD is, with the inclusion of lyrics and several lovely and festive photographs of the singer, whose beautiful voice is matched only by her visual beauty. Anyone who has had the good fortune to have seen one of this very intelligent singer/songwriter's beautiful, energetic (and downright fun!) concerts knows that she has an incredible wealth of original material -- so my only complaint is that only a few them have been recorded so far. Let us hope she gets another CD released soon. In the meantime, if you're looking for a wonderful musical pickup during the winter doldrums (or any time), something that is both romantic, fun, and insightful, I can't recommend a better CD than Barb Sorensen's "Walk That Mile".

Current Charitable Projects

  • CITW - Crowdfunding Campaign Completed
  • The campaign to create a promotional video and fundraiser concert for the non-profit Christ In The Wilderness Silent Retreat in Stockton, IL is completed. Thank you to the wonderful donors and ticket buyers. If you would still like to make a donation please visit the ongoing campaign at this link
  • Fundraiser to preserve the silence
  • $10,000

    Thank you
  • Sunshine of the Spirit - Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign
  • 12 Free Community Concerts
  • Illinois
  • Kickstarter Project
  • January 2018 - December 2018
  • $100,000

    12 concerts currently in Preview
  • Piuraagvik Recreation Center
  • Barrow/Utqiagvik, Alaska
  • Because It gets cold up there!
  • And Dark
  • $15,000,000

    Click to watch the video by Barb (currently in preview)

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