Winnipeg is a little rough-around-the-edges, but if you stop and look around, you'll see that there's so much beauty and history to take in. You may know my city for some good things, and probably some bad things, too. But the truth is that the music scene is the heartbeat of Winnipeg.
JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Del Barber is among the next wave of Canadian songwriting talent. His country-folk balladry hearkens back to the late greats of songwriting history, breathing new life into old forms with a cutting sense of humour, a hint of cynicism, and songs that span the gulf between the sacred and the profane. Barber grew up in the Manitoba Prairies, and the landscape is as much a part of him as the people he’s met along the way. Barber’s fourth album, Prairieography, is born out of a love for his Prairie home, its people and their stories, and is the earnest travelogue of a wandering troubadour.
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