Our latest EP, Alta Falls will be seeing its vinyl release on Secret City Records. It’s coming out on April 29th, but you can pre-order it through Amazon today! Click the link here to grab your copy. Alta Falls is a collection of misfit songs from The Sleeping Operator sessions, complete with wonderful artwork by Madame Gilles. We hope you like it too.
And just for fun, here’s a list of Andrew Barr’s favourite vinyls form his collection.
Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones (My fathers copy from the 1970s)
All Things Must Pass – George Harrison (Purchased at Toms Tracks when I was 13)
Moussolou, Oumou Sangare (The Diva from Mali, I love all of her records, this is the only one I’ve been able to score on Vinyl)
Freedom Highway, The Staple Singers – (nothing like doing weekend chores with The Staple Singers motivating you)
Prime Prine, John Prine – (nothing like a Sunday morning hangover with John Prine spinning)
Round About Midnight, Miles Davis – (a classic)
Natural Elements, Shakti – (Indian/American fusion music at it’s best)
We’re also heading out on tour for the first time in awhile (at least it seems like awhile to us!). Playing some new cities, some old cities, and sharing the stage with some wonderful bands and friends. Marco Benevento has just been added to our Woodstock show! And our Providence show is sold out, but we’re playing a lot of other great towns nearby, so if you missed out on tickets, how about a road trip? Dates in the poster below, also by Madame Gilles!
Enjoy the springtime!
The Barr Brothers
Tickets for all shows are in the “shows” section of this very website.
Europe/UK tour with Calexico
BBC 2 & Whispering Bob Harris
CHICAGO & SAN FRANCISCO
We’ve just added two US headlining shows in May!
Don’t miss out, get your tickets now.
May 17th at Lincoln Hall, Chicago
May 23rd at The Independent, San Francisco
New video for Love Ain’t Enough
Check out the new video for Love Ain’t Enough! It’s made entirely from cardboard, chalk and paint. Thanks to Dustin Grella for animating and directing!
Alexi Murdoch & friends tonight at Casa del Popolo, Montreal, QC
Montreal! Our friend and amazingly gifted musician, Alexi Murdoch and ourselves with a host of other great musical friends will be gathering for a secret show/night of interatlantic camaraderie and sonic improvisation tonight at Casa del Popolo. Doors are at 9pm. Pay what you like. *Maybe come early to ensure a place. (if you can brave this never ending snowfall…)
Spending time with Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba
The Barr Brothers & Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba over the last couple of days, collaborating in studio. Inspiring to say the least!
Sarah Pagé & Brad Barr preforming from Beck’s Song Reader
Sarah Pagé and Brad Barr were invited, back in November to participate in a show for M POUR MONTRÉAL/M FOR MONTREAL based on the Beck’s Song Reader. Check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/m6ubp4a
Also see other performances by friends Patrick Watson, alejandra ribera, Miracle Fortress, AroarA
BBC Scotland “Another Country” Session
Back in September, we were rolling through Glasgow and stopped by the BBC Scotland headquarters to record a couple songs for their show Another Country and chat with host Ricky Ross. Here is a version of “Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?” by Woody Guthrie that we decided to include in the recording. Also check out “Begger in the Morning”. Thanks for the good memories, Ricky and the whole team at Another Country.
Like a Rolling Stone!
Hear our version of “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan featuring our friend Daniel Lefkowitz of Futur Primitif at the very end of End Of The Road Festival 2013. Amazing to share the stage with you Daniel!
Thank you Canada!
Thank you Canada!
It’s a bit of a dream-come-true for us to be playing our first show in Iceland, a place we’ve revered for years not just for the natural beauty and fermented shark, but for the amazing Icelandic musicians and people that we’ve had the joy of encountering over the years. This show is part of the Iceland Airwaves festival which features some truly sublime artists this year such as Sigur Ros and Nico Muhly. We’ll play at Harpa Norourljos in Reykjavik on November 3rd, or “the fancy hall” as one friend told us.
On November 17, 2012 we will be playing a special show in Providence, RI with our dear friends The Low Anthem. The Low Anthem have been working together with the historic Columbus Theatre to reopen the doors of this beautiful concert hall. Come celebrate the grand reopening with us and several of RI’s best. What Cheer, Netop!
Hello Friends and welcome to our newly refurbished webpage. We’re gonna do our best to keep it updated and fresh. We hope you have yourselves a good time looking around. Looking forward to seeing you out there in the real world soon
Happy Anniversary to us!!
Our album is 1 year old today! It’s been an incredible adventure that’s brought us to some truly wonderful places and people. Big and small, near and far. Bustling city streets and wide, windswept landscapes. The only constant has been moving and music. We’ve made some serious tracks and played 127 shows! Thanks to all who have shared a moment or two with us in the last year. To celebrate we’d like to offer 127 of (mostly) Sarah’s pics from our life on the road. Enjoy!
Thanks to all of you who came out to our sets at Pickathon! This picture was taken during our sunset show on the Wood Stage. It’s hard to imagine a better setting for a show.
Thank you Montreal, Quebec City, Winnipeg and Vancouver!
Big Thank You to the Montreal Jazz Festival for having us at Metropolis! Such a fun time, amazing audience and spectacular guests!
Also Thank You to Winnipeg Folk Festival, Festival d’été de Québec and Vancouver Folk Music Festival for the good times!
Polaris Music Prize
We are very honored to be on the 2012 long list for the Polaris Music Prize! Thank you all!
MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FEST
We are honored to be performing at the legendary Metropolis in Montreal as a part of this years Jazzfest.
Please come join us for a special night. Our friend Alexi Murdoch opens the show.
You can get your tickets here.
Europe & UK here we come!
Very pleased to be in Europe & UK. Playing some shows with friends Patrick Watson and a few shows on our own. Hope to see you there!
04/28 Amsterdam NL @ Melkweg #
04/29 Brussels BE @ Botanique # SOLD OUT
04/30 London UK @ St Stephen’s Church # SOLD OUT
05/01 Brighton UK @ Komedia #
05/02 London UK @ The Slaughtered Lamb
05/03 Manchester UK @ The Soup Kitchen
05/04 Liverpool UK @ The Kazimier
05/05 Leeds UK @ The Wardrobe
05/06 London UK @ The Camden Crawl
05/10 London UK @ Brixton Windmill
05/11 Brighton UK @ The Prince Albert (The Great Escape)
# w/ Patrick Watson
To buy tickets please visit our tour dates.
In case you missed it, we were invited to play on The Late Show with David Letterman this winter. The Ed Sullivan Theatre was teaming with good ghosts and we had a blast. Thanks Dave and everyone who worked on the show.
HOW WE MADE OUR RECORD
Want to know how we made our album? Well it’s all in this here video…enjoy!