The Barr Brothers

Origin: Montreal, Quebec

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Genres: Americana, delta blues, Folk rock, Roots Rock

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The Barr Brothers sound is built around the evocative vocals and songwriting of Brad Barr and the sturdy and studious drumming of his brother Andrew. The duo lead a Montreal-based Americana/folk-rock quartet, formed in 2006 after the dissolution of the siblings’ avant-rock trio the Slip.

Headquartered in Montreal, the brothers contact with neighbor and harpist Sarah PagĂ© inspired them to invite her into the band. Along with Andres Vial, they formed The Barr Brothers. Their debut, self-titled LP was released on September 27, 2011 via Secret City Records. In anticipation of the album release, the lead single “Beggar In The Morning” debuted on Paste Magazine.

Following the 2015 release of their sophomore album Sleeping Operator was a heavy year for promoting the album worldwide. With both headlining and supporting acts, the band made their way down the east coast of the U.S. in early spring, and then finished off the year with a slough of European dates through the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, Ireland and the UK.

They toured alongside Americana legends Calexico both in the United States and Europe in the spring, and headed to Kentucky and California in the summertime, sharing the stage with Modest Mouse and My Morning Jacket. They returned to the Montreal International Jazz Fest for the fourth time in June 2015, but this time, to headline the main stage, playing to an estimated crowd of 50,000.

K-ZAP 93.3 FM is playing an advance single, “It Came To Me” from their forthcoming album, Queens of the Breakers set for release in October 2017. Hear it streaming at K-ZAP.ORG/LISTEN/ click the video below.


The Barr Brothers (2011)
Sleeping Operator (2014)
Alta Falls (EP)(2015)