Manitoba Music Festival

Manitoba Music in New York

“World Class Roots Music from the Centre of Canada”

9:00 PM Del Barber
9:40 PM Chic Gamine
10:15 PM Ruth Moody
10:55 PM Oh My Darling
11:30 PM JP Hoe

Artist info, music, and more at manitobamusic.com.

Presented by David Wilkes, wilkesongs@juno.com.



Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, where many legendary songwriters once roamed, Del Barber has found a new home on stage. Barber’s Love Songs for the Last Twenty, which featured his polished finger-style guitar work and soaring melodies, landed a JUNO Award nomination for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year.



Since their beginning in 2007, acclaimed soul/roots quintet Chic Gamine has taken the music world by storm. The band’s self-title debut won a JUNO Award for Best Roots/Traditional Album and helped land Chic Gamine on Canada’s top stages, critic’s best-of lists, and a coveted spot on Radio Canada’s seven musical revelations of 2009.



Ruth Moody is a JUNO Award-winning songwriter, founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin' Jennys, and former lead singer of the Canadian roots band Scruj MacDuhk (later The Duhks). Moody’s solo album The Garden (Red House Records) garnered numerous accolades from critics and received nominations for a JUNO Award and a Western Canadian Music Award.



With a sweet name and even sweeter sound, Oh My Darling conjures up the right mix of emotion and elation with their unique brand of old time country. The quartet closed out its recent European tour on stage in front of thousands at Trafalgar Square for the massive Canada Day in London.



Acclaimed singer/songwriter J.P. Hoe is equally comfortable fronting a crack backing band -- in his case, The Truly Richards -- as performing on acoustic guitar in your living room. With melodies that are always fluid, and clear-eyed lyrics, Hoe’s songs are carried on a voice that alternately booms, soars, that rasps with weight beyond his years.

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