Exploring the Music of Singer-Songwriter, Folkie – Barna Howard and his album – Quite a Feelin’
I discovered the music of Barna Howard on the June 2015 Euro-Americana Chart , where his album Quite a Feeling held down the number eight spot. One night when I was going to work at Target I listened to the album for the first time. After listening to the first song “Indiana Rose”, I knew that Mr. Howard and I were going to get along just fine! Barna’s has a sound that harkens back to the folksingers of the 60s. He has a distinctive voice and his accompanying guitar playing is pretty nice also! So the question in my mind was – Who is this Barna Howard!
Well, it seems he was born and raised in the quintessential Midwest town of Eureka, Missouri. He grew up in the era that inspired Spielberg, when he was creating E.T. It was an era much like the one I grew up in, when kids still put baseball cards in his bicycle spokes, flying freely down Main Street and through neighbors’ backyards.But through th years times have changed, as has Eureka, and talk about putting an end to your childhood, Barna’s home was torn down to build a Walmart parking lot! Oh my!