Matthew Barber

Artist bio

Matthew Barber is a singer-songwriter from Toronto who has released 7 albums over the past decade and toured extensively across Canada with inroads into Europe, the US and Australia. Equally at home as a solo performer or with a band, Barbers music is inspired largely by the great songwriters of the 20th century North American folk/blues/rocknroll and country tradition. After releasing his first album on the independent label Paper Bag Records in 2003, Barber signed with Warner Music Canada and subsequently released two albums on the label the e.p. The Story of Your Life (2004) and Sweet Nothing (2005). After both sides decided to part ways amicably, Barber landed at the independent label Outside Music a label for which he used to work in the warehouse. Since then he has released 4 critically acclaimed full-length albums Ghost Notes (2008, nominated for a Juno award), True Believer (2010), a self-titled home-recorded album Matthew Barber (2011, nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award) and Songs For The Haunted Hillbilly which features 12 songs written for a theatrical production based on a book by Derek McCormack and produced by Montreals Sidemart Theatrical Grocery. Barber won a Montreal English Theatre Critics award (MECCA) for his music in the show and the show itself won the MECCA for Best Production in 2010.

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