Matthew Barber set for Ontario and Quebec live dates in November.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Matthew Barber will be hitting the road for a short tour of Ontario and Quebec in support of his recently released self-titled album. The nine-date trek will start on November 10th in Peterborough and will see Matthew performing with a full band (full list of dates below). Outside Music released Matthew Barber on June 7th. The album sees the Toronto-based musician return to his roots by playing all of the instruments as well as handling the the recording and mixing duties. Download the latest single "Man In A Movie" here.
Matthew Barber’s passion for the throwback sounds of the late 60’s and early 70’s is again clearly evident on Matthew Barber, which was captured entirely on an analog 8-track machine. “I read Keith Richards’ autobiography as I was beginning the recording process and I was excited by his statement that 8-track was his preferred format for recording,” says Barber. “It forces you to make choices as you go along and keep the arrangements lean, which suited the sort of record I wanted to make. I also got an iPhone around that time and the only album I had on it for months was Beggar’s Banquet, which became a reference point sonically.”
Astute listeners will surely notice nods to 20th century masters like The Beatles, The Stones, Dylan, The Band and Paul Simon – but the voice at the heart of each song – both as songwriter and singer – is singularly Matthew Barber. “The heart of the record is about being in a long-term relationship, trying to make sense of all that goes along with your life becoming more deeply entwined with that of another person and how that influences both your outlook on the world and your understanding of yourself.”
Louise Burns applies her influences across the board on her debut Mellow Drama, which was recently included on the Polaris Music Prize Long List. It's an album that weds ringing clarity to emotional truth over 11 originals and one gorgeously wrought cover of Leonard Cohen's "Gypsy's Wife". Even in the circling, endlessly recursive swirl of the Mazzy Star-esque “Clean” or the minatory shoe-gazey ballad “Ocean Grey”, Burns and her production cohorts Dave Ogilvie and Kevin James Maher keep it trim.

Matthew Barber Fall Tour Dates
September 23 - Wood Hall, Victoria
September 24 - Inlet Theatre, Port Moody
November 10 - The Red Dog Tavern, Peterborough+
November 11 - Live At The Opera House, North Bay+
November 12 - The Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield+
November 17 - Aeolian Hall, London+
November 18 - The Music Gallery, Toronto+
November 19 - The Co-Operators Hall @ River Run Centre, Guelph+
November 24 - Pearl Company Theatre, Hamilton+
November 25 - The Grad Club, Kingston+
November 26 - Club L'Ambi, Montreal
+ with Louise Burns