Barbara Cecil - Photo by Kurt "Swingcat" Johnson
Barbara Cecil, that
cute blonde girl who sings with Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts, declares “the love of my life” is
The classic rock tunes of the ‘50s and ‘60s are lit up with
authenticity when Cecil sings. The band is well-known and very popular.
Cecil looks great in a pony tail and poodle skirt. She reminds you
of the song Chantilly Lace, where the singer says, “...with
a pretty face, and a pony tail...” Cecil is the epitome of that image!
No doubt, she and the band have as much fun as the dancing and listening
Cecil’s latest CD is scheduled for a release party Sept. 9 at Jubitz.
It’s country. Cecil identifies country music as her roots. This latest
recording combines traditional country music with country rock. All
but two tunes are her original material. The opening cut, Bingo,
features a decidedly rock-style guitar sound. This bright, talented
lady knocks ‘em out as a rock ‘n’ roll girl and sings out her love
through her country tunes.
Cecil’s family came to Oregon when she was three-years-old.
She developed a strong powerful voice by singing at the top of her
lungs. Cecil sang through the local pageant circuit and with a local
country band. She sings anything, from the stylings of Shania Twain
to Patsy Cline.
for national recording artist Chris LeDoux and self-released her
first CD titled, Big Trouble Now, including of course the
title tune Big Trouble Now. In November of 2000, she combined
forces with Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, as their featured female
Cecil’s latest release, Barbara Cecil and the Roadhouse
Angels, also takes its name from the tune of the same. This
release contains a refreshing current version of Big Trouble
Now. The title tune, Roadhouse Angels, is amazing in
its depth of sincerity. This tune grabs you right in your chest,
and you hurt for the subjects of the tune. The classic tune Crazy is
included as a solid, traditional country ballad, the definitive
method. The tune Eidelweiss, familiar to many, is presented
in a wonderful, tuneful and very pretty style. The back-up band
sure knows its stuff!
Barbara Cecil is an unstoppable professional. One might like
her just from watching her perform. If you meet her in person, her
honest and friendly manner enhances any previous positive feelings
and it’s easy to come away from her performance as a fan.
Cecil’s performances have motivated the following comments: "Her
talent is inspiring...she is a wonderful performer!" Salem Downtown
Assoc. “Once again she was marvelous...” Washington County Fair. "Our
entertainer Barbara Cecil...meandered throughout the restaurant and
lounge singing country western favorites new and old...What a talent!" American
Cecil is currently receiving airplay in France and Switzerland
on radio station RVM Radio Val de Morteau 104.6 FM. The song Big
Trouble Now has landed on their regular play list. Her music
is featured and aired daily in their special segment of independent
Cecil celebrates the release of Roadhouse Angels Friday
Sept. 9 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Jubitz Ponderosa Lounge, 10310
N. Vancouver Way. The Roadhouse Angels band will play 8:30 to 9:30
and a DJ will follow for a fun evening of dancing. Come early for
bingo and a chance to win T-shirts and CDs! Bring as many people
as you like, just remember it’s for 21 and over only. For information
on hotel services, log onto www.jubitz.com.
This CD is now available for sale online at www.barbaracecil.com or www.cdbaby.com/barbaracecil2. If you have questions, e-mail through
the website www.barbaracecil.com. The website itself is beautiful,
striking, and well worth the viewing just for that. Samples of her
tunes are featured audio on the website, including clips of the tunes
from the new CD.
From 1-5 South: Take exit 307 then turn right onto M.L.K.
Blvd. (99E South). Take the Marine Drive East exit (first exit on
your right - it will loop around). Turn right onto N. Vancouver Way
at first stop sign. Jubitz will be on your left about 3/4 of a mile
From I-5 North: Take exit 307 then veer right towards Marine
Drive East. Turn left at the first stop sign onto Marine Drive East.
At the next stop sign, turn right onto N. Vancouver Way and continue
for about 3/4 of a mile. Jubitz will be on your left.
For information on hotel services log onto www.jubitz.com.