Artist of the Week: Matthew & Jill Barber

This week's Artist of the Week is a double-bill, some of Canada's sweethearts from the same incredibly talented gene-pool: siblings Matthew & Jill Barber.

Hopefully some new recorded music from these two is coming down the pipes, as only a few old live YouTube videos are kicking around, even thought they play together now and again around Canada. Matthew Barber's folk music is packaged up nicely in Big Romance, his latest (of 7) album that came out a year ago and broke into CBC's R2 Top 20 with the built-up ballad "Lose your Love." Jill makes singing old-timey country, jazz, French love ditties and everything in beween look effortless, and together they are a mezmerising duo. You won't want to miss them at this year's Vancouver Folk Music Festival! See them perform at:

Saturday, July 18
The Cure for Anything Workshop
with Hawksley Workman & Jenn Grant
Stage 3, 11 am

Stage 2, 2:20 pm

Sunday, July 19
Sing-cronicity Workshop
with Lucius & Scarlett Jane
Stage 3, 10 am

The Stuff of Everyday Life Workshop
with Mama Kin & Phosphorescent
Stage 2, 3:10 pm