The Barr Brothers
From the Barr Brothers Newsletter:
"The harp is too rare in the blues and the group, very elegant, capable of beautiful velvet like rough cudgel, was already a mature bordering the insolence and had written a gaggle of more popular songs. Woodwork enthusiasts splinter and forests electrified, you are warned: you might love it."
-Les InRocks, France
Translating a review of your show from French into English is a cute bit of gimmickry that has probably been overused, but it's still the funniest, and possibly most accurate, way to convey the live show experience. Anyone who has been "cudgeled" by a harp might agree.
We hope you've had a great holiday season filled with love, family and trophies of admiration. For our part, we have dappled the upcoming months with a handfull of performances we'd like to tell you about. First, we will be returning to the Northeast states for a few shows in some of our favorite cities. These include 2 gigs with our good friend Jocie Adams, known for her exquisite work as a member of The Low Anthem....
Following that, we'll be heading to Japan for some dates in Tokyo and a few other historic cities. This is terribly exciting for us, as it is nearly impossible to find good Takoyaki octopus dish anywhere in Montreal. We'll be announcing exactly which dates and cities soon. A trip toAustin, TX for South by Southwest in the middle of March is next, where vampires dressed as Betty Page serve you BBQ platters on Rock n' Roll buns. Again, dates and venues will be announced. And to kick off the summer season, Brad will be performing a solo show at The Louvre in Paris on June 17th, as part of a series hosted by French songstress Emily Loizeau. We plan on rounding this out with some Barr Brothers dates in France during that time frame. Stay tuned!
January 13th – Burlington VT @ Parima (w/ Brett Hughes + Joe Adler & The Cajun Sludge)
January 18th – New York NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (9:30PM) (w/ Nathan Moore)
January 20th – Cambridge MA @ The Lizard Lounge (w/ Jocie Adams of The Low Anthem)
January 21st – Providence RI @ Firehouse 13 (w/ Jocie Adams of The Low Anthem)
February 15th – Quebec City QC @ Cabaret du Capitole (w/ Plants & Animals, Think About Life)
February 25th – Tokyo JP @ Liquid Room (w/ The Slip, Special Others)
March 12th – Toronto ON @ Canadian Music Week
March 15th – Montreal QC @ The Segal Center for Performing Arts
March 16th – 20th – Austin TX @ SXSW
April 1st – Valleyfield QC @ Salle Albert-Dumouchel (w/ Patrick Watson)
April 2nd – L’Assomption QC @ Theatre Hector-Charland (w/ Patrick Watson)
June 17th – Paris FR @ The Louvre (special feature appearance w/ Emily Loizeau)