As part of our 10 anniversary celebrations, The Carleton is happy to present Winnipeg’s Del Barber and Montreal’s The Mighty River in a co-headlining show on Monday, May 21st. Live music starts at 8 PM. We’re billing this as a “discovery night” because you may not be familiar with the acts but we think you should be. As an incentive, tickets are only $12.50 advanced or $15 at the door.
Del Barber is a born songwriter who has honed his craft and chops touring relentlessly across this great land of ours and beyond.
After the release of two early demo albums, Barber went back into the studio to record his eleven-track album Where the City Ends. With many positive reviews of this album, he continued to tour extensively in support of the album. In 2010, Barber released his second album entitled Love Songs for the Last Twenty. Once again, Barber had critical success with the album and continued to tour extensively.
In 2010, her was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Roots Solo Album of the Year for Where the City Ends. In 2011, he was nominated for a Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year for Love Songs of the Last Twenty. Later in 2011, Barber’s career continued to reach new heights when he won two Western Canadian Music Awards for Independent Album of the Year and Roots Solo Recording of the Year.
Pairieography followed and his latest, Headwaters, shows that as he ages, the writing and playing just get better and better.
The Mighty River means stepping outside of time to the beat of a drum, the swell of a cello and the leather of an unforgettable baritone vocal. Go back to the time of the troubadour while you run forward to the future of post-post-rock. The Mighty River sell good feelings without escaping into the fantasy that everything is alright.
An idea more than a band, The Mighty River believes in music that stalls time, mutes bank statements and softens the loneliness that makes us rush.