What s/he said...
"Miss Babs is a versatile singing champ and she can emotionally knock-out a song. Her CD Good Home Cookin' packs a powerful punch! " — George Foreman
"Good Home Cookin’ by Miss Babs & the Kickin’ Boogie Band is a wonderful CD. Babs Winn can be gutsy and driving when she sings an up- tempo number like the title song. On the other hand, her performances of the ballads are extremely heartfelt. I would like to single out the ballad ‘Love, Savannah’, which touched me very much. Babs, also being a fine actress, brings more depth to the picture by assuming the personality of the character she is singing about. The band is tight and the grooves (a la country) very infectious with ample space in between for excellent solos and sensitive accompanying during the soft songs. I recommend this CD."
—Arif Mardin | Seven Time Grammy Award Winner (Including Life Time Achievement Award, 2001)
Senior Vice President, Producer, Atlantic Record
"Babs, I don’t think we ever could have hoped for anything quite as MAGNIFICENT as what you and your band delivered on Saturday night! You were AMAZING, and everyone was talking about the band the whole night through. You certainly kept your promise and had everyone out on the dance floor with ease"
— Nicole L. Micco | Special Events Mgr., The Society of Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center
“One of the most exciting country Bands in the Tri-state area.”
— Lucille Koch | President, N.Y. Metro Country Music Association
“Good Home Cookin” is A MUST BUY CD” —Rob Burrows | WFDU Radio, Madison, NJ
“Babs sets the Honky-Tonks on Fire. Her music receives overwhelming feedback from my audience.”
— Country Ted Clark | Riverside Radio 99.4, The Netherlands
“Babs is a real ‘Diamond in the Rough’!! This song definitely livens up my listeners.”
— Vince Lobley | SHR Radio, North Lincolnshire, England
“Babs is a breath of fresh air. She has personality in her voice and singing style....that’s rare these days. Great!!!”
— Eddie O’Strange | Town & Country Radio, Blue Smoke Music Company
“Miss Babs & the Kickin’ Boogie Band are a dancer’s dream!”
— Melinda Roy | Principal Dancer, NYC Ballet & Director, THE OUTLAWS, Country/Western dance team
MISS BABS & the Kickin’ Boogie Band at Rodeo Bar
By Daryl Glenn
I had the pleasure of joining the fun at Rodeo Bar with MISS BABS & the Kickin’ Boogie Band, featuring the fabulous Babs Winn and her super-talented gang of guys and gals. In addition to being amazing entertainment, the blonde and bubbly Babs is also a terrific hostess, working the room before, during and after the sets making sure everyone was having as good a time as she was herself.
Working her way through a toe-tapping assortment of tunes, she made sure to call in a healthy dose of solos from the marvelous Kickin’ Boogie Band, often urging them on with her signature line "let’s do that again! The band includes Marc Daine on guitar, Joe Henderson on bass and Kenny Soule on drums. Rounding out a trio of radically diverse and gifted ladies was Leslie Wagner on backup vocals and percussion and Clare Cooper on piano and backup vocals. Each of these women provided ample support for their star and each treated us to solo turns at the mic.
Settling back at the Rodeo Bar, drinking in the music of Babs & the band, sipping a margarita or three, shelling peanuts and tossing the casings on the floor, one has the distinct feeling of visiting one of those late night diners or roadside bars along the interstate. Our lady carries off the rockers and the ballads with equal aplomb. I will return to hear them again at the Rodeo Bar and holler, "let’s do that again!”