Matthew will be doing a pair of weekend matinee shows with his band in the greater Ottawa area – April 20 at the Neat Cafe in Burnstown and April 21 at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, Quebec. On May 4th and 5th he’ll be playing solo on a bill with Justin Rutledge at the Rocket Room in St. John’s, Nfld. Details can be found on the Tour Dates page.
Matthew will be participating in the Folk Alliance Conference this year in Toronto. His official showcase is Saturday Feb.23 at 8:30pm in the Stevenson Room of the Delta Chelsea Hotel.
Matthew will be appearing as part of the Folkus Concert Series in beautiful Almonte, ON (just southwest of Ottawa). For details and ticket info please visit www.folkusalmonte.ca. With special guest George Birchall.
Matthew will be returning to Hugh’s Room’s stage for the 11th annual Gordon Lightfoot tribute January 18, 19 and 20. Matthew will be doing 2 songs along with many other great artists. Reservations available at www.hughsroom.com.
Matthew will be hitting the road in Australia in October and November with Steve Balbi, Asa Broomhall and Nicholas Roy. Matthew is touring in support of his self-titled album which came out down under on ABC records. Details can be found on the “tour dates” page.
Matthew and his band are very excited to be playing two nights at the National Arts Centre’s “4th Stage” theatre on Friday October 19 and Saturday October 20th. Advance tickets are available through ticketmaster here.
Matthew Barber and his band playing 2 EARLY (7:30 PM sharp!) shows at The Dakota Tavern in Toronto Oct.10 & 11
The shows at The Dakota Tavern in Toronto (249 Ossington, just north of Dundas) on Wednesday Oct.10 and Thursday Oct.11 will start at 7:30 pm sharp! The Dakota will be open from 6pm onwards both nights. They have great food, so we encourage you to come down for dinner and enjoy these early evening shows with us. Here is the link to buy advance tickets for Wednesday’s show and the ticket link for Thursday’s show.
Matthew and his band will be hitting the road throughout Ontario and Quebec in support of his latest album “Songs For The Haunted Hillbilly” starting tomorrow, Oct. 2 in Hamilton. In addition to Barber, the band is made up of Julian Brown on bass, Joe Grass on pedal steel/guitar and James McKie on fiddle. (Toronto steel guitar ace Burke Carroll will be subbing in for Joe Grass for a few of the shows). The tour ends with a two-night engagement at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Oct. 19 and 20. Here’s a complete list of tour dates and ticket info.
Matthew and his band will be touring across Ontario and Quebec in support of his latest album “Songs For The Haunted Hillbilly”. Tickets are on sale now online and at the venues for most shows with updated details coming soon. The tour will stop in Hamilton, Kitchener/Waterloo, Peterborough, Kingston, Perth, Toronto, Guelph, London, Montreal and Ottawa. Here are the dates.
Matthew’s latest work Songs For The Haunted Hillbilly comes out Tuesday, June 5th on CD and 12″vinyl LP across Canada and digitally WORLDWIDE through itunes. It is being released through Matthew’s a priori records label and distributed by Outside Music.
The album features all the Barber-penned numbers from the darkly comedic musical play Haunted Hillbilly (based on the book by Derek McCormack) on record for the first time, sung by the songwriter and backed by multi-instrumentalists Joe Grass and Julian Brown. In addition to the core musicians, there are some notable guest vocalists including Julie Fader, Doug Paisley, Justin Rutledge and Oh Susanna. The result is a rollicking trip through the back alleys of Nashville circa 1950 complete with cautionary tales about booze, religion (lost and found), love, lust, betrayal, fame and fashion.