Also with us again is the Canadian songwriter and singer Del Barber, who was a guest at Tønder Festival in 2016. Country music is the thing for 38 year-old Del Barber, who is a product of Winnipeg’s particularly lively music scene. He is one of the leaders among the new generation of americana and country musicians, inspired by Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Bob Dylan and Gram Parsons. Del Barber writes songs in the classic singer-songwriter style; he tells of people and their lives masterfully.
Of the songs on his album Easy Keeper from 2019, he says, “I want my work to be thorough and stringent, sharp social observation but accessible.” Del Barber has cleared a space for himself on the Canadian folk and roots scene. He has released five albums, won five times at the Western Canadian Music Awards and been nominated 15 times at that and two other Canadian music prize events. His most recent album is called Stray Dogs: Collected B-sides Volume 1 from 2021. Del Barber and band at Tønder Festival – their only Danish festival appearance in 2022.