Honey Bee Blues Club

Del Barber

With nominations for JUNO Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, and Canadian Folk Music Awards – Del Barber has shaped the folk music canon in Canada with five critically acclaimed studio albums under his belt, as well as a myriad of fans.  His 2019 album ‘Easy Keeper’ released on acronym records, has received critical acclaim, and a nomination for a 2020 JUNO award.  Del’s most recent release ‘Stray Dogs’ (August 2021, acronym Records) is a collection of eight new songs recorded during the pandemic, drawn from notebooks and unused demos, and recorded in a cabin in western Manitoba.  Paring things down to the bone, the acoustic-based Stray Dogs captures the essence of Del’s art, of which Rolling Stone wrote, “Like John Prine (one of his primary influences), Barber writes the types of songs his characters might listen to themselves.”