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Event Archive - Jill Barber, Jim Bryson

Thu. May 10th 2007 7:00pm Camosun College - Gibson Auditorium (All Ages) 7:00pm
$15.00
Tickets at: Lyles Place, www.ticketweb.ca
Presented by: Atomique Productions, CBC Radio 3
Drawing on influences from old-time jazz standards, folk balladry and traditional country, Halifax’s Jill Barber has become one of Canada’s most distinctive young voices. On the heels of the success of her critically acclaimed EP, Oh Heart (2004) comes the long-anticipated sophomore album, For All Time

Striking a balance between classic and contemporary songwriting styles, this collection of 11 original tracks further demonstrates her keen melodic sense, clever and compelling lyrical abilities, and showcases her unique voice, aptly described as a “cozy alto purr.” There is sense of timelessness to Barber’s songs, and a sensual quality to her performance on this record, that promises to raise her to the ranks of Canada’s finest.

Recorded over the course of six months in Toronto, For All Time was produced by Les Cooper (who also performs as a multi-instrumentalist on the album), and features some of this country’s best musicians; Bazil Donovan (Blue Rodeo) on bass and Blake Manning (Sarah Slean, Kim Stockwood) on drums. Guest appearances include a vocal performance by Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) on the country-tinged Don’t Go Easy, guitar by singer/songwriter Luke Doucet, piano and clarinet performances by Spencer Evans (Sarah Harmer) and a special duet with her brother Matthew Barber. The album was mixed by Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Anne Murray) and mastered by Chris Potter (Sarah McLaughlin, Rufus Wainwright.)

For All Time will be released by Dependent/Baudelaire, and available in stores on October 3rd, 2006 (distributed by Outside Music). This fall, Jill will be supporting the album with a full slate of touring that includes a three-week tour of the UK and Ireland with Matador’s Brightblack Morning Light, followed by an eleven-date theatre tour across Canada, in support of Ron Sexsmith.

Jill Barber (Pop/Roots)

Drawing on influences from old-time jazz standards, bluegrassy-folk and hook-laden pop, Jill Barber has the subtle assuredness of a songwriter with “dead-on phrasing, an impressive range and a knack for squeezing genuine emotion out of a cozy alto purr” says Toronto’s NOW. In 2002, Barber moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia from her native Ontar... more info
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