Canadian singer-songwriter Jill Barber brings her Dedicated To You Tour to Doghouse Studios (99 Dairy Avenue, Napanee) on Thursday, September 12 at 7 pm.
Advance tickets are $40 and are available now through Ticketscene.ca and at Second Debut in Napanee or Brian’s Record Option in Kingston.
This fall, Jill Barber is dedicating a series of intimate shows to you. Built from your favourite songs and the stories behind them, the shows give you a chance to have Jill serenade your loved one live from the stage. Get details on how to get Jill to sing your song here.
At first listen, what sets Jill Barber apart is her distinctive voice. But it’s her ability to write an immediately memorable song that has made her one of Canada’s most recognizable artists.
On Fool’s Gold, her 6th studio album, Jill continues to explore different musical styles, from traditional country, to jazz and Motown, though she rarely works neatly within the confines of any one genre. Instead she writes in the spirit of the Brill Building era where hook and melody reigned.
“I can’t help but feel nostalgic for other eras of music. When I listen to Etta James, or Ray Charles or Carole King, I feel almost intoxicated. It stirs something in me. When I write my own music, my greatest hope is that it ends up becoming the perfect soundtrack to some great romance, or at the very least a great cocktail party.”
DYK: Jill Barber’s “Chances” was played as credits rolled at the end of the very first episode of “Orange is the New Black”, which recently concluded its run after seven seasons on Netflix.
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