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Matthew Barber

Since debuting in 1999, Canadian singer/songwriter Matthew Barber has generated a sturdy popularity being a consummate supply for literate rock and roll, folk, and Americana. The Toronto native’s profession started in Hamilton, Ontario where his second unbiased record, 2002’s Means & Ends drew the eye of indie Paper Handbag Music who reissued it nationally the next calendar year. Warner Music Canada was impressed with Barber’s sensible, tuneful folk-pop and agreed upon him in 2004. His main label debut emerged by means of an EP known as The Story you will ever have which he released beneath the name Matthew Barber & the Union Dues. After relocating back to Toronto, he implemented up a yr later on using the full-length Lovely Nothing at all which yielded the strike “Soft One.” 3 years later on, 2008’s Ghost Records noticed Barber scaling back again his audio with a far more stripped-down acoustic strategy. The Juno-nominated recording also offered as his debut for Outside Music, the label that was also house to his sister, acclaimed jazz vocalist/songwriter Jill Barber. 2010’s Accurate Believer had a far more strident, band-oriented roots-rock experience to it. His self-titled 2011 launch was sort of go back to his early origins. Self-produced and documented on an analog 8-monitor machine, Barber performed all the tools himself for the recording that rekindled his penchant for 60’s and 70’s design rock and roll. For 2014’s Big Love, he caused Jayhawks frontman Gary Louris on the collection that melded thoughtful stripped down pop with refined alt-country flourishes. While Matthew and his sister Jill possess combined makes on stage several instances, 2016’s The Family members Recording marks their initial collaborative recording.

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