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Editors’ Notes

For his fourth studio album, Winnipeg, Canada–based singer/songwriter Del Barber turns to the sounds and format of traditional country music. The songs themselves tell stories of the Canadian prairie of Barber’s youth, and that sense of childlike wonder and adult obligation course through the 14 songs that show clear influences from John Prine, Dwight Yoakam, and Ian Tyson. Taken alone, none of that would matter much—except that Barber has a voice to make believers out of skeptics and folkies who’ve yet to be sold on the beauty of a pedal steel guitar. (This album is coproduced by pedal steel guitarist Bill Western.) Naturally, kids dream of leaving for bigger stages (“Farewell, God Bless You, Goodbye”), while those who stay behind are haunted by their own trials (“It’s Harder Than You Think”). Women make for character studies (“Arianna,” “Country Girl”), while “Peter and Jenny Lee” speak of lovers working at a cheap motel. There’s a touch of soul on the easy-moving “All That It Takes.”

Customer Reviews

great music from Manitoba

can't stop listing to this album.

Great Album

I just saw Del Barber at Merlefest and immeadiatly knew I had a new favorite singer. This album is wonderful country, in the true sense of the word. No pop sounds here, just beautiful, thoughtful lyrics from a talented singer/songwriter. Don't miss this authentic voice of rural living.

What a great find at MerleFest

I agree with Tangerine - this guy has a great voice and can flat play. He was alone on stage with nothing but a guitar and was fantastic. After you buy this album if you ever have a chance to see him live, go do it. He is a storyteller, singer, songerwriter and all around authentic, decent guy. We need more like him.

Prairieography, Del Barber
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Country, Music, Singer/Songwriter
  • Released: Feb 04, 2014

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