Del Barber


Del Barber (MB)
Hailing from Winnipeg, this young guitar-playing songwriter has been called “one of Canada’s most promising young troubadours” by the Winnipeg Free Press. He started out as a wanderer of the North American landscape, working at jobs ranging from a waiter to a mountain guide to a fisherman, learning about life, trading stories and chords with other folkies and playing at open mic nights and in every type of venue you can name. In the process, he came to truly know what his calling in life was all about: “I knew…all at once, that I would never be able to do anything but write songs and sing them from stage.” Songs are Del’s vocation, a narrative, contemplation, exploration of the world, and he writes them with passion and urgency. Today, those songs are finding a wider and wider audience. With his polished finger-style guitar work and alt-country/Americana style, he is a storyteller that lets moments and emotions peek through his soul, until they reach his fingertips and find a home within his songs.