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The Barr Brothers Performance & Interview On KEXP 12.5.2014 [YouTube Video]

Alex Ash

by Alex Ash

Published December 11, 2014

SETLIST

 

<h5>The Barr Brothers Live On KEXP 12.5.2014 Setlist</h5>

<blockquote>"Static Orphans"
"Love Ain't Enough"
"Even The Darkness Has Arms"
"Half Crazy"
"Come In The Water"</blockquote>

PRODUCTION CREDITS

 

<h5>Production Credits For The Barr Brothers Live On KEXP 12.5.2014</h5>

<blockquote>Host: Troy Nelson
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Luke Knecht & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Jim Beckmann

The Barr Brothers:
Brad Barr: Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Barr: Drums, Banjo
Sarah Page: Harp, Guitar, Vocals
Joe Grass: Slide Guitar, Electric Guitar
Morgan Moore: Bass</blockquote>

Montreal folk group The Barr Brothers are currently on tour supporting their newest album, Sleeping Operator. The day before their show at The Tractor Tavern in Seattle, the quintet stopped by KEXP to play a some songs off the new record and talk with host Troy Nelson. Check out the full performance above.

The band brought a plethora of instruments to the studio and put them all to great use. The first song they played, "Static Orphans," leads seamlessly into the second, "Love Ain't Enough." The beautiful and eerie intro is highlighted by harp, banjo and guitarist / vocalist Brad Barr creating a violin effect by pulling a string through his guitar. During "Love Ain't Enough," Barr's vocals are soft and gentle, letting the instruments shine. The second track features no percussion, as the strings play a starring role.

During the interview portion the band talk about making the album with engineer Ryan Freeland, performing on David Letterman and completely forgetting how it felt. They tell the story of Andrew Barr and his wife meeting because the club that his previous band, The Slip, were playing in caught on fire. The Barr Brothers finish up their wonderful set with the bluesy "Half Crazy" and the stirring, soulful "Come In The Water."

You can listen to Sleeping Operator right here on Zumic. Sleeping Operator is out now and currently available on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3) and iTunes.

For the latest on The Barr Brothers, including the news, music, and tour dates, head over to their Zumic artist page.

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Source: KEXP

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