After a decade of criss-crossing North America with their Boston-based improvisational rock trio, a fire in a Montréal club proved providential, leading Andrew and Brad Barr in a new musical direction.
On the street with what they could carry, they made friends with a waitress who would become their manager.
Then, after relocating to ‘La Métropole’, they linked-up musically with their new neighbour, harpist Sarah Page, and with multi-instrumentalist and composer, Andres Vial.
The Barr Brothers were formed.
A unique folk sound was also born, one that relies on interwoven string arrangements, wide open spaces, and a multitude of musical traditions.
Now they’re playing fantastic shows and making big waves on the music scene!
Winner of the 2013 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo – Rose Cousins
Rose Cousins has one foot planted in Halifax and the other in Boston. Nurtured in both places by thriving music scenes, and immersed in separate artistic communities, she has developed unique and rich dimensions to her musicality. It’s no wonder she’s commanding such attention, including a whole slew of awards from both sides of the border. Now she’s riding on a new high with her 2013 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo. Her stunning new album, We Have Made A Spark, was recorded in Boston along with a veritable roots music ‘who’s who’ of friends and collaborators. It braves weighty topics and, like her first two albums, it’s earning critical praise. With regular tours of North America, the U.K. and Ireland, Rose’s performances are as accomplished has her song writing. Watch this video of her performing on CBC, and come see her live at Mariposa Folk Festival. She will be on the Friday Evening Main Stage and on various other stages throughout the festival weekend. Get Your Tickets. Purchase them before July 1st, and save.