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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Songstress Jill Barber takes "Chances" with New Album and Canadian Tour!

Toronto, ON 2008 continues to be a very busy year for the fabulous double Juno Award nominee Jill Barber, who is set to release her highly anticipated new album Chances. The album is available online and in stores October 14th, 2008. Drawing on the classic orchestral style from the 50's Chances invokes Barber's life and career and will be showcased to her adoring audiences throughout Canada this October.
This January at the Banff Centre Barber collaborated with Ron Sexsmith and producer-arranger-guitarist Les Cooper in the writing her new album. "This was the first time that I had opened myself up to the idea of a musical collaboration. It was amazing experience and forced me to stretch my own songwriting muscles", exclaims Barber. From Banff to Toronto, Chances was recorded at Blue Rodeo's Woodshed Studios, which features string and horn arrangements that were separately recorded at the famed Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. Barber's album still delivers her distinctive sultry vocals, in an album of ten original, fully orchestrated songs that strongly evoke and could themselves become - classics. Exquisite guest vocals by the Good Lovelies, The Sojourners and a special appearance by Ron Sexsmith complete this timeless album.
Barber has proven to be one of Canada's leading singer-songwriters, having been nominated for over 20 awards and winner of the East Coast Music Awards for FACTOR Recording of the Year and Female Solo Recording of the Year. Barber has previously toured with acts such as Wintersleep, Joel Plaskett, Josh Ritter and Ron Sexsmith.

Canadian Tour Dates:

October 4 Vancouver, BC Chan Centre for Performing Arts (w/ Ron Sexsmith)

October 24 Sackville, NB Sackville United Church

October 26 Fredericton, NB Playhouse Theatre

October 29 Summerside, PEI Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre

October 30 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

October 31 Antigonish, NS Bauer Theater

November 1 Antigonish, NS Bauer Theatre

November 2 Chester, NS Chester Playhouse

November 4 Margaretsville, NS Evergreen Theatre

November 5 Liverpool, NS Astor Theatre

November 6 Shelburne, NS Osprey Arts Centre

November 7 Wolfville, NS Festival Theatre

November 8 Port Hawksbury, NS SAERC

November 9 Glace Bay, NS Savoy Theatre

November 14 Calgary, AB Knox United Church

November 15 St. Albert, AB Arden Theatre

November 18 Regina, SK The Exchange

November 19 Winnipeg, MB Park Theatre


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