Alt-Country troubadour Del Barber signs to True North Records
POSTED: SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2013
True North Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Alt-Country singer-songwriter Del Barber
, his new album is set for release February 2014.
Over the course of his career Del Barber has emerged as one of the best of the next wave in Canada's proud tradition of song writing talent. He's plied his craft across Canada, the US and Europe, in theatres, festival stages, bars and community centres. His capacity to weave experiences and characters stem from a keen understanding of narrative, phrasing and metaphor, tied together by his polished finger-style guitar work, warm hometown melodies and his intoxicating personality.
Del enthuses about his forthcoming release. "This record is the most honest reflection of music and narrative that I've been able to conjure since I've started writing songs and recording them in 2009. These songs are intentionally accessible both sonically and lyrically. I'm hoping to offer people songs that make them feel at home, and generally invited into the pictures."
"The core of my writing remains bent on telling good stories about blue collar people and the tensions that seem to determine our paths. The record is completely committed to sounding real, familiar and ultimately sincere. I tried to write the record with a light hand, trying not to worry too much about the songs or the characters within; instead I tried to let the stories and characters take control. It is an honest depiction of who I meet and what I see in the Prairies and I believe both beauty and truth are harvested therein."
For publicity inquiries, product request or interview opportunities, please contact:
David MacMillan, True North Records
905-681-8160 Ext. 224