Many of you have heard of and have followed via this here blog, but one part of that musical creativity that we haven’t covered much is the new-ish solo-ish project by The Barr Brothers. They’re releasing an album soon with Sarah Page, “a classically trained harpist from Montreal with a propensity for the experimental” and their friend and multi-instrumentalist Andres Vial…and with that, they’ve announced a stretch of shows back at home and (somewhat) state-side to promote the new release. The eponymous debut is due out September 27th.

I’ve got @phortin on lock to cover the gig at El Rey Theatre but the band is playing at Mercury Lounge in NYC the week before that. Then a quick stop in Toronto, then out to LA before returning up to our “hat” for a bunch of dates across Canada. Read on for the dates and check out their single, “Beggar in the Morning,” for a taste of their folky sound. It’s cool. For sure.

2011 Tour Dates

Sep 14 | Mercury Lounge | New York, NY
Sep 17 | Lee’s Palace | Toronto, Canada
Sep 21 | El Rey Theatre | Los Angeles, CA

Our buddy @phortin reviewed the show in Los Angeles for the site; click here for his review and photos.

Update: these tour dates were just announced today (9/27).

9/27 Montreal QC @ Metropolis %
10/05 Joliette QC @ Salle Rolland-Brunelle #
10/06 Quebec QC @ Theatre Petit-Champlain #
10/07 Terrebonne QC @ Moulin Neuf #
10/08 Sherbrooke QC @ Theatre Granada#
10/09 Victoriaville QC @ Cinema Laurier#
10/10 Laval QC @ Maison des Arts #

10/12 Toronto ON @ The Drake

10/21 New York NY @ Arlene’s Grocery (CMJ showcase 10PM) *
10/22 New York NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (CMJ showcase 5:30PM)

10/29 Phoenix AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11/01 San Diego CA @ Anthology
11/02 Los Angeles CA @ Hotel Cafe
11/03 San Francisco CA @ The Independent ^
11/04 Santa Cruz CA @ Moe’s Alley ^
11/05 Chico CA @ Culture Cafe ^
11/07 Seattle WA @ Tractor Tavern ~

11/08 Vancouver BC @ Electric Owl !
11/10 Calgary AB @ The Palomino
11/11 Edmonton AB @ The Haven
11/13 Saskatoon SK @ The Bassment
11/15 Minneapolis MN @ Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre
11/16 Chicago IL @ Schubas

11/30 Burlington VT @ Higher Ground
12/01 Boston MA @ Cafe 939
12/06 Vienna VA @ Jammin Java
12/07 New York NY @ Joe’s Pub
12/08 Brooklyn NY @ Union Pool
12/09 Philadelphia PA @ World Cafe Live

% w/ Ben Harper
# w/ Timber Timbre

* w/ Miracle Fortress
$ w/ Dry River Yacht Club
^ w/ Sean Hayes
! w/ Little Scream
~ w/ Deer Tick