The Barr Brothers Are the Pride of Providence

The Barr Brothers (with band member and harpist Sarah Page) play the Great American Music Hall December 13th

The Barr Brothers (with band member and harpist Sarah Page) play the Great American Music Hall December 13th (Photo: Brigitte Henry/Barr Brothers)

The Barr Brothers are originally from my hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, which has not been a hotbed for music other than the Talking Heads. So I have to thank Brad and Andrew Barr for writing an album of indie songs about their misspent youth in Little Rhody, They probably had more fun than I did, but we both left (with the Barr Brothers living in Canada). Their new album, with indispensable harpist Sarah Page, is a model of lo-fi indie folk-rock, folk-blues, and other hyphenates, sounding a bit, as my co-host Jeffrey Edalatpour notes, like Lord Huron or Sun Kil Moon. Good company. Details here.

The Barr Brothers Are the Pride of Providence 7 December,2017Cy Musiker

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Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report. ┬áHe loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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