Barbara Warren Pace
Barbara is a true music industry veteran. She’s worked with many of the twentieth century’s most stunning talents, from soul legends like Aretha Franklin and James Brown, to jazz pioneers like Ornette Coleman, and pop stars like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. Her management company, BWP Productions, has achieved every imaginable milestone in the business—10 million records sold, five Billboard Awards, six American Music Awards, an MTV Music Video Award and a Grammy.
Not bad for somebody whose career began at Bloomingdale’s.
It was there as a manager in the men’s department that Barbara’s first brush with the music industry took place. Many of her frequent customers were music industry professionals and it wasn’t long before an opportunity arose—a gig at Phoenix Records. The rest, as they say, is history.
In 1987 Barbara married Andy Pace, a well-known drummer who built his career touring the world alongside some of rock ‘n’ roll’s biggest names, including Gary U.S. Bonds, Chuck Berry, and The Five Satins. Barbara and Andy experienced global success together in 1991 with C+C Music Factory. The hit song, “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” launched a worldwide house movement that continues to resonate today.
The pair continued to work in the music industry until the birth of their son, Dakota, in 1995. It was then that the family decided to focus on a new passion—helping addicts recover from the grip of drugs and alcohol.
Little Creek Lodge was formed and now, after many years of success, the Lodge has given birth to a new opportunity—Rehab Recordings.