Barbara Payton & The Instigators
Working musician for 25 years – singing in various band & solo configurations; accomplished as both lead & background vocalist. Barbara Payton is a legendary Detroit rock singer/songwriter with a soulful, bluesy voice. She electrifies the stage with a sexy, raw energy.
She is an extraordinary and engaging live performer.
Notable Live Performances
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
1998 – 2009 Headliner for Motor City Pride
Opening Act for
Joe Cocker, Pat Benatar, Lou Gramm, Eddie Money, Jonatha Brooke & Terri Clark.
2011 – 2012 Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Tour
2008 Kid Rock – The Inaugural Youth Ball
2007 Kid Rock Ball Room Blitz Tour
2006 -2007 Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band ‘Face The Promise’ Tour
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band – Late Night with David Letterman and
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
2007 ‘Rock & Roll Jesus’ – Kid Rock
2006 ‘Face The Promise’ – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
2002 – ‘Enjoy The View’ – Barbara Payton
1995 – ‘Walk On Water’ – Barbara Payton
LGBT Community of Michigan “Cultural Award” 2001- For outstanding contribution of time, talent, and pride. In support of the services and welfare of our community and people.
“[Barbara can] surprise, delight and at times astonish with her
powerful, passionate voice” –Thom Jurek / AllMusic.com
“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