GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present 2011 Juno-award nominee Del Barber in concert.
With a keen sense of narrative, homegrown charm and well-worn wit, Barber has been warming up stages all over North America. A full-blooded troubadour with roots deep in the Manitoba prairie, he is one of Canada’s brightest young songwriters.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina
Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $12 at the door.
Click here to see poster.
Born and raised on the Manitoba prairie, Del Barber has found a new home on stage, winning audiences across North America with raw talent and ample doses of charm. With wide-eyed ambition and a work ethic second to none, in two short years, Barber has released two full-length records and found the time to tour coast to coast twice, playing well over 300 dates.
At just 26 years old, Barber's road tested collection of tunes are just beginning to make their mark on Canada's competitive roots scene. Barber's first official release, Where the City Ends (2009), was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Solo Roots Recording of the Year. His second release, Love Songs For The Last Twenty (2010), has been nominated for a 2011 Juno award in the Solo Roots and Traditional Album of the Year category. Barber has maintained a frequent presence on college radio and has been climbing roots charts across the country.
Barber's presence on stage is electric, wandering seamlessly from song into story, painting diverse scenes of home, hardship, comedy, love and loss. In the spirit of legends like Townes Van Zandt, Greg Brown, and John Prine, Barber breathes new life into old forms with a cutting sense of humour and a hint of cynicism. His songs span the gulf between the sacred and the profane. Drawing from the rich well of the roots tradition, Barber's capacity to weave experiences and characters stems from a keen understanding of narrative, phrasing and metaphor. He ties them all together with polished finger-style guitar work, warm hometown melodies, and his inviting and intoxicating personality.
“...this young fellow is a singer-songwriter in the truest, tie-dyed-in-the-wool sense.” - Winnipeg Free Press (Jeff Monk)
“Clever and intimate songwriting with dynamic and ambitious instrumentation.” - cdbaby
Miles and Years clip:
As Far as I Can Tell clip:
Coming Home with the Summer clip:
Click here to Watch Del's videoes on You Tube.