March 24, 2007

Jill Barber, Grad Club, Kingston, 23 November 2006

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 7:38 pm by rgsc

photos from Miles From Nowhere, who also has some videos from the evening.

Next weekend Jill Barber will return to the Grad Club. If you’ve read b(oot)log with any regularity you will know that I am a fan and have featured her on more than one occassion in these pages. I don’t know what Barber is like onstage elsewhere, but at the Grad Club, it is always like a homecoming. She is charming, chatty and engaging, telling stories and interacting with the audience. Her “smokey-folky” songs are never less that enchanting. This is what it was like at her Kingston CD release party last November and I have no doubt that the same will hold true for next Friday.

This performance was a bit different than the previous shows I attended, as Barber wasn’t alone onstage this time. Here, she was accompanied by Les Cooper on guitar and local legend Spencer Evans played the clarinet and piano (he also played the role of shameless promoter for the new album). The accompaniment added a richness to the songs and filled out the sound. With the exception of a less than successful attempt of an audience member harmonizing on “Two Brown Eyes,” the show was wonderful. The set drew heavily from “For All Time” but Barber also played material from her two eps as well as a handful of covers, including the an absolutely lovely rendition of a Rose Cousins song.

I highly recommend coming out to see her here next Friday if you can or if you live in Nova Scotia or BC she’ll be touring there in April. Below are the rest of the Ontario dates. See her myspace for full listings.

25 Mar London Music Club, London (Ont.) (with Matthew Barber)
26 Mar Casbah, Hamilton
29 Mar E-Bar, Guelph (with Matthew Barber)
30 Mar Grad Club, Kingston

Jill Barber, Grad Club, Kingston, 23 November 2006

1. intro (talk).mp3
2. Just for Now.mp3
3. Don’t Go Easy.mp3
4. this is a fantasy , this is not about reality (talk).mp3
5. Measurs & Scales.mp3
6. tonight is a celebration of sorts (talk).mp3
7. Ashes to Ashes.mp3
8. let me know (talk).mp3
9. In Perfect Time.mp3
10. i wish my family gatherings are like this (talk).mp3
11. For All Time.mp3
12. i want to believe in ghosts (talk).mp3
13. Legacy.mp3
14. I don’t know how I feel about fruit in my drinks (talk).mp3
15. Dance if you Want To (Rose Cousins cover).mp3
16. any brave souls? (talk).mp3
17. Two Brown Eyes.mp3
18. do you like the lady’s scotch? (talk).mp3
19. Starting to Show.mp3
20. a little lounge-y (talk).mp3
21. When I’m Making Love To You.mp3
22. another special request (talk).mp3
23. Dream a Little Dream of Me (cover).mp3
24. a little song written by a guy (talk).mp3
25. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams cover).mp3

If you haven’t already, you can pick up her wonderful albums from Zunior and MapleMusic.


  1. […] Anyway, full 25 song set recorded last year. Check it out. […]

  2. vu said,

    thank you for posting the mp3s

  3. mr.duha said,


    good work man
    and welcom to my site

  4. LD said,

    Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou. SO many wonderful tunes from Jill B. Did I say thank you?

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