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Did you miss Del on CBC’s Q?

Do not fret! The audio from yesterday’s interview and live performance on CBC’s Q is now available here. Enjoy, rinse and repeat.

Hear Del on CBC’s Q tomorrow!

Del will be on CBC’s Q tomorrow! Tune in at 10:00am to CBC Radio 1 or listen on-line at www.cbc.ca/radio.

Review: Globe & Mail

Where did this guy come from? I’m sure there’s a story, or nine – nine songs of melody, everyday desperation and occasional arrivals of harmony. A Winnipegger, but home on the roam, the worn-in Barber will appeal to fans of Jim Cuddy or Justin Rutledge (though he’s less earnest than the latter and dustier than the former). He writes about Monday-morning mirrors, streetlights that serve for stars, and often about fire: “Choking on the smoke, trying to get warm.” There’s thought to the arrangements; this stuff isn’t rough cut. Barber’s put in the miles. We get his trip. B.W.

Read the review on GlobeandMail.com.

Review: Winnipeg Free Press

HEADWATERS finds Winnipeg’s wandering minstrel Del Barber expounding on the virtues of home, whether physically or spiritually. It’s especially apparent on “Soul of the Land That’s Mine” where he apologizes for constantly leaving his “home and native land.”

On his third album in four years, the prolific Barber’s acoustically-dominated folk-roots is vibrant and joyous. His amicable vocal feels as comfortable as worn-in Birkenstocks. The 10 songs here are enhanced by his lyrical prowess as evidenced by “The Waitress” (“Her dreams, they fell asleep on the top bunk/and woke up on the floor”) or You Can’t Turn Around (“Your cups filled up, but baby your thirst is gone”).

Barber is possessed by a consummate wanderlust for life while questioning faith and seeking happiness only to realize maybe even everything is not enough (as he notes on the track, “Everything is Not Enough”). Headwaters is the finest work yet from one of Canada’s most promising young troubadours. Four stars.

Read the review on WinnipegFreePress.com.

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