All ticket holders will be receiving notification about full refunds – we apologize for the inconvenience. We are bummed that the show had to be cancelled and look forward to playing in Stratford in 2014.
This past winter Matthew teamed up with old friends The Spades from Peterborough, Ontario to record a couple of original Barber compositions for the Seventh Fire Records vinyl-only record label. The A Side “The People Got To Know” is a rousing sing-along foot-stomper that was written around the time of Sweet Nothing but didn’t end up on that record. The B Side “Fool For You” is an epic rock ballad with a bitter lyrical sentiment that was written in the time between Sweet Nothing and Ghost Notes. You can order your copy of this LIMITED EDITION Matthew Barber and The Spades record here.
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.