Not Dead Yet is an album of works celebrating the 80th birthday of Barbara Golden, a beloved fixture of the San Francisco Bay Area experimental music scene and composer, performer, and radio producer. Created between 1980-2020, these works by Barb include performances by Robert Ashley, Maggi Payne, Chris Brown, WIGband with Johanna Poethig, George Lewis, William Winant, Mary Oliver and texts by Melody Sumner Carnahan. This release includes a CD/digital download with a special edition of 10 printed postcards of Barb's delightful watercolors.
released August 14, 2021
All pieces composed by Barbara Golden (SOCAN ENR) © 2021
Mastered by Myles Boisen
Headless Buddha Mastering Lab, Oakland, California
Design, photo & cover art: Theresa Wong
Barbara Golden, who wrote her first song when she was 40, is an artist formerly based in the San Francisco Bay Area now living in Nova Scotia. Born in Montréal, the escaped housewife-schoolteacher studied at Mills College with Terry Riley, Bob Ashley, and Lou Harrison. Since 1985 she's written and performed raunchy topical songs with Wigband, the trashy gal duo. From 1985-2020 Golden produced, board operated, and hosted Crack o’ Dawn on KPFA Pacifica Radio, a contemporary music show interviewing Laurie Anderson, Leonard Cohen, La Monte Young, Fakir Musafar, Fred Rzewski, Frank Moore, Linda Montano, Roscoe Mitchell and many more. She has toured Bali multiple times, performing with Gamelan Sekar Jaya under the prestigious leadership of Balinese musical icons including Nyoman Windha, Dewa Berata, Made Subandi and Gede Oka Negara. She plays keyboards and sings backup vocals with The Golden Path. Her videos, including the prizewinning Take Me Out to the Ballgame, have been shown in festivals worldwide. Barbara Golden’s Greatest Hits, her cookbook/CD, beloved for its tasty recipes and tasteless songs, sold out its second edition from Burning Books imprint. Barb’s performed with many indie groups including Matmos, The Residents, The Hub and Blectum from Blectum, to name a few. Hear and see more at: www.barbaramindagolden.com