Del Barber Band

photo by Mark Maryanovich

Named as “Winnipeg’s Finest Songwriter” by CKUW veteran Darren Day, 26-year-old Del Barber has already made his mark at the granddaddy of Folk Festivals in his own home town. His first CD in 2009, Where the City Ends, was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for roots Solo Album of the Year. His sophomore record, Love Songs for the Last Twenty (June 2010) has maintained a frequent presence on college radio. Now an artist in demand who’s toured coast to coast twice, Barber dreams new life into old forms in the spirit of legends like Townes Van Zandt, Greg Brown, and John Prine. His capacity to weave experiences and characters stems from a keen understanding of narrative, phrasing, and metaphor, tied together by polished finger-style guitar work, warm home town melodies, and his inviting and intoxicating personality.