Well, what a fine way to start the weekend; we’ve just received word that Del has been nominated for Solo Artist of the Year at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The CFMA Gala and awards ceremony will be held at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, NB on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
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Del will be heading on the road again in less than week. Bring your smiling face, and let’s have a good time. He’ll be hitting Toronto (with Carleton Stone), Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Stirling, Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Jasper. Details available here.
Back in April, leading up to the release of Headwaters, Del was in the illustrious Banff Centre. Check out the very cool live recording that’s just been posted on the venue’s website.
If Del Barber was born a few generations earlier, he would have been riding the rails. Part time employment would have kept him alive, but like so many of his influences and idols, traveling from town to town trading stories and chords with other folkies, and squeezing each and every drop from the fruit life provided would be what kept his heart beating.
More importantly, music fans would hear his songs and use his art as their windshield to new experiences.
Barber is a throwback, a storyteller that lets moments and emotions burn through his soul until they reach his fingertips and find a home with melody. There are endless numbers of songwriters trying to forget the past or simply steal from it, but Barber resides in the rarefied air (think Josh Ritter or Doug Paisley) of talent hoping only to fine tune proven recipes and results.
Read the full review at Hero Hill.