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Jill Barber has garnered more than 30 award nominations including 2 JUNO Awards and has won multiple times at the East Coast Music Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, Nova Scotia Music Awards and was the recipient of Jazz Artist of the Year from Sirius XM. She has also authored two best-selling children’s books.
Matthew Barber has become one of Canada’s most respected and admired singer songwriters. Like his sister, Matthew has been nominated for multiple awards, including a JUNO. Through eight albums, he has stayed close to the folk and roots style.
In a magical evening at Toronto’s Massey Hall Jill and her brother Matthew sang the Everly Brothers classic “All I Have To Do Is Dream” on stage together. It was a culmination of a lifetime of collaboration and it was there, that Jill and Matthew decided to make a record together. The siblings poured through old records, making lists of their favourite songs. The Family Album touches on songs from Ian Tyson’s to Neil Young’s “Comes A Time,” they also delve deeper into honouring the song writing greats Bobby Charles and Townes Van Zandt. The album showcases the Barbers ability to interpret the works of others and craft their own songs that fit snug amongst the classics.
Their harmonies are sure to bring a chill and a tear.
We wait with baited breath to see the unique show that Matthew and Jill will bring to this “one off” Bragg Creek performance as they explore their musical relationship further.
The year 2017 has been an incredible one for singer-songwriter Martin Kerr, whose soaring voice and intelligent lyrics connect with hearts of all ages and backgrounds.
His latest album ‘Better Than Brand-New’ quickly went to No. 2 on the iTunes album chart and hit the Top 10 on the Canada Album Sales Chart. That same week he opened for Sarah McLachlan at Rogers Place then was named Male Artist of the Year at the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards.Born and raised in the England, Martin travelled to 35 countries before settling in Alberta. Starting as a busker at a farmer’s market, he built his following one passer-by at a time, singing his way from street-corners to a sold out independent performance at Edmonton’s Winspear Theatre in May.