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Blue Water Allies & Women In Politics

Speaker: Barbara Payton, Divine Right Records & Alphabet Inn

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Time: noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 800 Harker St., Port Huron, MI 48060

Cost: $20 if RSVP by Friday, June 7; $30 after deadline

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The program will cover multiple topics. First, women in politics and why we need more intelligent and thoughtful women in politics. Second, what it means to be an ally. Blue Water Allies is a local nonprofit organization that's vision is to create a safe, supportive, and empowering home for our LGBTQIA+ community. There will be also be a question and answer portion.

Speaker Bio

Barbara Payton is a Detroit rock singer/entertainer with a soulful, bluesy voice. Recognized as one of Detroit's most powerful and engaging live performers, Barbara Payton has rocked stages, festivals, arenas and private listening rooms for more than 25 years. In addition to her solo career, Barbara has toured as a background singer for both Bob Seger and Kid Rock.


Notable Live Performance 2008 Kid Rock - The Inaugural Youth Ball For President-Elect Barack Obama 2006 Human Rights Campaign Fund - Gala Dinner 2004 Human Rights Campaign Fund - Women's Empowerment Dinner 1999 - 2002 Marianne Williamson's Gospel Truth Choir, Renaissance Unity Church (special appearance by Steven Tyler & Mary Mary) 1998 - 2012 Main Stage for Motor City Pride


Opening Act for Joe Cocker, Pat Benatar, Lou Gramm, Eddie Money, Jonatha Brooke and Terri Clark. Toured With 2006-2019 - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 2007-2008 Kid Rock


TV Performances Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - Late Night with David Letterman Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - The View Kid Rock - Jimmy Kimmel Live Kid Rock - The Tonight show with Jay Leno Kid Rock - Ellen Kid Rock - MTV Tia Tequila’s Rockin’ New Years Eve Kid Rock - VH1/Spike TV Video Game Awards Kid Rock - Larry the Cable Guy Christmas Special Kid Rock - CMT


Discography 2002 - 'Enjoy The View' - Barbara Payton 1995 - 'Walk On Water' - Barbara Payton Performed on 2014 ‘Ride Out’ - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 2012 'Stickin' With You' - Bobby Murray - Sang lead vocal on the song "Rock My Soul" 2012 'Wasted' - Lukas Nelson 2011 'Live At Callahan's' - Shaun Murphy - Background vocals along with Laura Creamer 2009 'Local Boys' - Motor City Horns - Lead Vocals on Bob Seger's song Lucifer 2007 'Rock & Roll Jesus' - Kid Rock 2006 'Face The Promise' - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 2001 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Best of Stewart Francke' 2018 Muscle Shoals/Small Town Big Sound Album, Song Gotta Serve Somebody by Bob Dylan, Background Vocals along with Shaun Murphy and Laura Creamer, Featuring Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton & Lee Ann Womack.


Awards 2001 LGBT Community of Michigan "Cultural Award"- For outstanding contribution of time, talent, and pride. In support of the services and welfare of our community and people. 2014 Outstanding Women Awards/Women in the Arts Detroit Music Awards 2013 Outstanding Blues Artist/Group 2013 Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist 2013 Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist 2016 Outstanding Rock Vocalist 2018 Outstanding Rock Vocalist 2020 Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist 2023 Outstanding Vocalist 2023 Outstanding Tribute Band/Led Zeppelin


Notable Mention Featured female background singer on Kid Rock's Grammy nominated song "All Summer Long."


Accolades “[Barbara can] surprise, delight and at times astonish with her powerful, passionate voice” -- Thom Jurek / “As one of the great rock voices in metro Detroit, she is right on the edge and that’s a good thing” -- Pam Rossi / WCSX-FM

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