Barbara Chamberlin has cracked the Canadian top 100 country songs, and was the first and only Yukon artist to have a video featured on CMT. She has appeared on a variety of local and national TV shows. Most recently, she thrilled audiences singing her song, “Follow your Heart” at the Opening Ceremonies for the Canada Winter Games.
Her acclaimed debut album Sanctuary was nominated for a West Coast Music Award and her second CD, Walking with Ghosts is a treasured collection of tunes wrenched from her experience with cancer. Barbara also won the Yukon’s On Yukon Time Competition, the Yamaha songwriting award at the BC Festival of the Arts, and the selection of her song “November in June” was a runner-up in the prestigious John Lennon Song Contest.
Barbara is currently the conductor of the Whitehorse Community Choir and its subsidiary choirs. Her group Four Below Normal was honored to sing for Prince Charles.
Barbara’s third CD, Of Ice and Men is full of fun and serious songs about the Yukon. It includes stories about moose camp, dogs, Yukon characters, love, and of course, the Yukon’s beauty.
We sit with Barbara in her living room over a cup of tea and talked to her about her life, her music, and what she’s got in store for the near future.