Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Artist: Matthew Barber, Album: Sweet Nothing, Song: The Plea

Matthew Barber is one of our shining bright lights in my opinion.  With a little radio support, this guy would be huge.  I first discovered Matthew and his music at a Mariposa festival in Orillia.  The year I met my wife actually.  I saw him as part of a songwriter's in the round acoustic set with his sister Jill Barber and Justin Rutledge.  A year later, I saw Sweet Nothing in a local HMV and bought it.  His music with a full band startled me to say the least.  I had no idea he was this good.  The album is very strong as are his other releases.  The Plea just reminds me of a Rolling Stones song in the way that it grooves along.  I've had this track on heavy rotation over the last 5 years.  The album, Sweet Nothing, is available for download on Itunes and Amazon.  Matthew is playing festivals throughout Ontario in the month of August in support of his new album, True Believer.  You can get more details at  You can watch the video for the track on You Tube ( 

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