CHARLOTTETOWN - Del Barber grew up in the Canadian Prairies, and the landscape is as much a part of him as the people he's met along the way.
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Before embarking to Nashville for the Americana Music Festival, Barber will be coming to P.E.I. to playing at Confederation Landing Park in Charlottetown on Saturday, July 26.
From the fertile Red River Valley to the pastures of the West, straight into the factory floors and slaughterhouses of the city, Barber's fourth album, "Prairieography," is born out of a love for his home, its people and their stories.
"Living With a Long Way to Go" is the first single from "Prairieography" and was mastered in Nashville. In an effort to take his creative process to new heights, Barber undertook new heights to achieve an organic sound. The reverb was recorded inside a 150-foot grain silo.
"We had to disassemble the studio, scale the walls of the silo, hang microphones and a speaker," Barber describes.