"Into the Light" is Barbara's best CD yet! A wonderful collection of peaceful, beautiful piano solos and piano-based songs with lyrics, by creative composer and performer Barbara Graff.
-Jim Walsh, General Manager, WITT Radio
This Way (single)- Vocal version now called "Bring Me A Rainbow"- on this website under "Music" and "Songs with Lyrics." Instrumental version of "This Way" on this website under "Music" and "Instrumentals."
2015 / Barbara Graff Music
5 minutes 9 seconds
“This Way” is a piano and vocal piece by Barbara Graff that features the lovely vocals of Chloe Boelter. A sad and lonely story of unrequited love, the words are sung to an indifferent lover who refuses to be swayed by the passion of the singer, frequently causing her deep pain. The instrumental accompaniment is a spare piano part that expresses as much emotion as the words do. I especially like the piano solo near the end of the song. The song is currently available as a single, but Barbara Graff plans to include it on an EP to be released later in 2016. Graff is a classically-trained pianist from a young age and is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago. She also holds a Masters degree from Northwestern University. Surrounded by music as she grew up, Graff reconnected with her musical roots in 2009 and has been writing and recording music with and without words ever since. “This Way” is available from Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby.
Dancing Shadows (single)
2015 / Barbara Graff Music
4 minutes 9 seconds
“Dancing Shadows” is a lovely original piano solo by Barbara Graff that is currently available as a single. Moderately slow, soulful, and slightly mysterious, Graff plans to release it as part of an Adult Contemporary EP in late 2016. A classically-trained pianist from an early age, Graff is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago and holds a Masters degree from Northwestern University. After growing up in a musical family, she reconnected with her musical roots in 2009 and has been writing and recording music with and without words ever since. “Dancing Shadows” is both relaxing and gently uplifting, so I’m anxious to hear more of Barbara Graff’s music in the near-future! This piece is available from Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby. Check it out!
Christmas Magic (single)
2015/ Barbara Graff Music
3 minutes 57 seconds
“Christmas Magic” is a single vocal release from singer/songwriter/pianist Barbara Graff. A poignant song that celebrates new love as well as the Christmas holiday, it features the voice of Chloe Boelter. The background is a gentle mix of keyboard and strings that enhance the beauty of Boelter’s voice and allow the heartfelt lyrics be front and center. Telling a story of renewal and happiness, the warmth and tenderness of the song give it the potential to become a Christmas classic and is a welcome addition to the vast library of Christmas music. Out of more than 3000 submissions, “Christmas Magic” was selected as one of the top holiday songs of 2015 by Jango Radio. It is available for download from Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby.
"Pergola" is a stunning collection of beautiful, tranquil piano music...Barbara Graff's new album is a winner, along with her peaceful debut album, "Second Act."
-Jim Walsh, Owner & General Manager, WITT Radio, Indianapolis, Indiana
*Click here for an excerpt from Barbara's interview with Jim Walsh at WITT.
Out of more than 3000 submissions, Barbara's song "Christmas Magic" has been selected as a top song to be placed in the Independent Holiday '15 station on Jango.com