The Broadway Theatre and The Ness Creek Music Festival are excited to present Matthew and Jill Barber live in concert.
Brother and sister singer-songwriters Matthew Barber and Jill Barber always knew they’d make an album together. Growing up outside Toronto in the 1990s, they shared not only a left-handed guitar but a passion for music. Two different paths were carved, but never did they diverge so much that they might not meet up again. Eventually they did and The Family Album was born.
Produced by Matthew and Jill themselves, The Family Album is a folk record. It’s a record that enthusiastically harkens back to sibling singers of yesteryear, but also one that is not afraid to paint from a broad palette of both traditional sounds and contemporary flourishes. There are just enough hooks and plenty of licks. The vocals are up front, the harmonies are simple, the performances are live and the exquisite band is laid-back. Mixed by Grammy-winner Michael Piersante, the record is warm and full of textures. It aims to be classy in an unadorned way.
A collection of classics combined with Barber originals makes for a rich collection of folk songs that are sung from a contemporary perspective while retaining a reverence for tradition. It is with great pride and a healthy dose of brotherly and sisterly love that we present The Family Album!