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While Barbara has featured blues on her last three recordings, "A Different View" represents a departure from her country/folk slant to a focus on blues and jazz. Although she may have changed genres, Martin remains true to her acoustic songwriter roots, including 8 originals among the CD's 11 cuts. The recording is simply produced using all acoustic instruments.
"A Different View" showcases the talents of the Barbara Martin Trio. Bassist Steve Wolf, of DC's popular Swing Speak, brings his producing and bass playing skills that won Swing Speak the traditional jazz recording WAMMIE for 1997. Half of the songs were recorded at Wallie Cleaver Studio in Fredericksburg, while the remaining cuts were recorded at the studio of guitarist, Mac Walter, formerly with Deanna Bogart Band, who doubles on engineering duties and lead and rhythm guitar. Also featured are some of the DC area's finest musicians, Robby Magruder, on drums and percussion, Denise Carlson on violin and Gary Gregg on clarinet.